Happy Easter – Tom’s Art
The microphone has helped me communicate more with my family, especially all my nieces.
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ALS Support Group Meeting
Every 4th Wednesday of every month.
Open to anyone interested in learning how to help, in any way.
For further info call (860) 350-9034 or email VoiceForJoanie@juno.com
In Memory of Jesse M. Lewis
December 22, 2012
It is with a mixture of profound gratitude and unbearable grief that I thank you for your generous contribution made in memory of Jesse M. Lewis who lost his life on December 14, 2012, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. It was Jesse’s mother, Scarlett, who decided on our organization as the beneficiary of the outpouring of love for Jesse. This special six-year-old boy not only loved horses but, no matter where he was, Jesse would ask his mother if they could pray for our mutual friend, Bobby, a victim of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease). Scarlett has asked me to forward her personal appreciation for your contribution. Your gift is also in memory of Scarlett’s grandmother, Nancy Coggin, who died in August, 1990, from ALS.
For more than 23 years, Voice for Joanie, Inc. has provided the gift of speech to more than 900 desperate sufferers of ALS — a progressive, fatal, devastating disease that causes complete paralysis. There is no known cause and no known cure. It does not discriminate, affecting men and women from all ethnic backgrounds and all walks of life by afflicting them with muscle weakness and robbing them of their ability to communicate.
Thanks to the dedication of our all-volunteer staff, the generosity of donors like you, and our commitment to “bringing a voice to the voiceless,” Voice for Joanie supplies — free of charge — the best available technology to those in need. Your support is crucial to our mission to help ensure that victims of ALS, and other debilitating diseases, no longer suffer in silence.
On behalf of the Lewis Family and the ALS sufferers you will help, God bless you for your generosity.
Shirley A. Fredlund
Founder and Volunteer Executive Director
Well Spouse Public Service Video
The Well Spouse ™ Association is a peer-to-peer support group for spouses and partners of chronically ill/injured individuals. We are not disease specific – our focus is on caring for the Well Spouse suffering the unique loss of their best friend, partner and lover.
We offer on-line forums for discussion, local support group meetings, telephone support meetings, mentoring, newsletters, respite weekends and an annual conference.
Join our family at www.wellspouse.org (free on-line for one year!). You are not alone!
Cinco de Mayo Fundraiser
May 16, 2012
Voice for Joanie would like to thank the following for their generous support for our Pizza, Pasta and Dessert fund-raising event at the VFW Post 1672 in New Milford .
Glenn Wilson, DMD, Joe’s Salon and Spa, Union Savings Bank, Savings Bank of Danbury, NY Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Emalyn Sweets, Coffee News, VFW Post No. 1672, Knights of Columbus Council , Magic Marty Steinberg, RNM Entertainment-DJ, Magic by Danny Diamond, Panarera Bread, Stop & Shop, Big Y, Il Colesso, Emalyn Sweets, and the Little Theatre of New Milford.
These contributions will help significantly in our campaign to finance purchases of new speech technology for the paralyzed victims of Lou Gehrig’s disease. We would also like to thank all our many friends who attended the event, and who continue to provide valuable help as volunteers and patrons.
Founded in 1990, Voice for Joanie has provided computer technology to help “bring a voice to the voiceless” to more than 900 persons in Connecticut and nearby Massachusetts and New York who have been paralyzed by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other debilitating diseases. Donations and volunteer support enable us to provide this expensive technology to our clients without charge and tailored to their special needs.
Shirley A. Fredlund
Volunteer Executive Director
Voice for Joanie, Inc.
People with ALS
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.