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Greetings Family, Friends, Coworkers and Students of Freda Ellis,
Please come and celebrate Freda Ellis's 74th Birthday and the Retirement Party she never had this weekend, beginning on Friday, April 17 at 6:30pm through the weekend, ending on Sunday, April 19 at 5pm. We are having visitors just come through as they like, as we prefer to have a more intimate setting at this time. Our Mother has begun to make her transition by eating much less than normal and that is a clear sign of the end-of-life stage of dementia. Please spread the word far and wide, as we don't know how to reach her many, many students, coworkers and friends from Community College of Allegheny County.
As all of you should know by now, our Mother has Frontotemporal Dementia (it's like Alzheimer's) and presently lives in a nursing home in Lawrenceville. I'm working on a documentary film about her journey.
Our hearts are broken but she is very much still present and has her long term memory. She will remember many of you and she would love to see you. She also still loves to see dance and have joy and art around her, so that's what we're giving her. We'll keep singing, "Happy Birthday!" to her with each new wave of guests, since she has short term memory loss and will be able to re-live the joy each time.
Come and Celebrate her 74th Birthday with us and one another! We're amazed and thankful she has made it this far! Throw up the praises!
Here are some pictures from last year's celebration!
No need to bring a present, you can bring cards and pictures you have of her if you can. We'll decorate her room with them! And we always run out of fruity, lavender-y body wash, so that would be nice. Most importantly, Just bring yourself.
(please don't bring plants, heavy objects, etc.)
If you want to donate to help offset the costs of taking her to activities and for the cake and ice cream, donate when you RSVP or please go here: http://gofundme/fredaellis or use PayPal to just pay directly to email@example.com.
We put last year's donations to good use! Thank You!
Please, please RSVP and if you know when you might come by (day and/or time), please do that as well.
We're looking forward to it!
Kimberly and Paul Ellis
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