Shirley Fredlund

Dear Friends,

Our Shirley, My Love, My Best Friend, My Life and My Wife passed Monday
morning.

There will be no services, we are holding a Celebration of Life on
Saturday October 19, 2013, in New Milford.

Those who cannot attend and would like to send a message please do so.
If it is to be private please note it and only the family will able to
view it.

Sincerely,

Frank Ruiz
voiceforjoanie@gmail.com

2013 Myra Kraft Award Recipient – Shirley Fredlund VfJ

"VfJ  Shirley Fredlund receiving Patriots award

Twenty-six volunteers from across New England were honored as Myra Kraft Community MVPs in a ceremony at Gillette Stadium on June 12. Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft, Patriots Charitable Foundation President Josh Kraft, Pro Football Hall of Famer and Patriots Executive Director or Community Affairs Andre Tippett, Patriots quarterback

Tom Brady, kicker Stephen Gostkowski, punter Zoltan Mesko and defensive linemen Vince Wilfork were all on hand to congratulate the winners, who were collectively awarded $200,000 in grants for their charities.
The Kraft family and New England Patriots Charitable Foundation’s Myra Kraft Community MVP Awards place a spotlight on those who give their time to help others and exemplify leadership, dedication and a commitment to improving their communities through volunteerism. Annually, the Kraft family and New England Patriots Charitable Foundation host the awards program as part of the ongoing Celebrate Volunteerism initiative in honor Myra Kraft’s example of being a lifelong volunteer. The 2013 MVPs represent all six New England states, a variety of nonprofit organizations and range from 15-92 years old.

“Volunteers are the unsung heroes of our communities,” said Robert Kraft. “Unfortunately, they often go unrecognized for their contributions. These awards give us a chance to thank and recognize them. What I love most about this event is the touching stories and the opportunity to show a small token of our appreciation to these outstanding individuals.”

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People with ALS

Michael Zaslow
Michael Zaslow
Catfish Hunter
Catfish Hunter
Stephen Hawking
Stephen Hawking

Joanie was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
ALS ( Lou Gehrig’s Disease) is a progressive disorder of the nervous system which causes degeneration in both upper and lower motor neurons and results in muscle weakness.

November 10 , VFJ on CPTV

Power of Giving

A New Milford woman dedicates her life to helping those who cannot communicate due to ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. By supplying computers and software, she has single-handedly helped hundreds of people to regain their voices, and maintain their independence.

Video of VFJ Segment on CPTV

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