The Ripple Affect
A very good friend of mine once said to me a few years ago,
“Norrms” you have thrown a pebble into a pond and it has started a ripple effect, don’t be surprised if that ripple turns into a Tsunami! “”
I have often thought of what that meant and have indeed watched that “Ripple” turn into something so huge, we could have never imagined, but the only reason it has is because of each and every one of you. One person throwing a pebble in a pond doesn’t start a Tsunami, but when thousands of people all throw the same pebbles into the same pond, at the same time, well!! That’s a different matter! That’s we have done, we have all come together to throw our pebbles, our thoughts, our hopes, our dreams, the changes we want for the future of those with Dementia into that pond, and as the ripples have turned into a swell, then a tide and beyond we are starting to see the changes happen before our own very eyes.
What we could say is that yes, we now have over 250 PA ambassadors around the world and growing, but what we cannot count is the amount of people they have helped, and continue to help, how many lives they have changed, how their advice has helped so many, and all as volunteers and unpaid, just wanting to make that small difference which might seem minute to some but can have a HUGE impact on other`s for the better.
A perfect example is the “Facebook Dementia aware Page” we now have over 11,500 “MEMBERS” not “Likes”, but MEMBERS from all over the world who talk to each other, support each other 24 HOURS A DAY and are allowed to discuss things openly, honestly and sometimes dare I say, a little controversially, but because we are all grownups, we know when not to cross the line as we all know nastiness serves no purpose and to help a fellow human being in time of great sorrow and Anguish is one of the most rewarding things anybody can do.
And still we grow, and we want to grow, we want to help and we all want to MAKE THAT DIFFERENCE!!
So if you want to make “THAT DIFFERENCE” in your village, Town City, or Country please join us in the Purple Angel dementia awareness campaign. Take a look at our website
From the bottom of my heart, as someone who has this awful disease, thank you all so much for all you do and you continue to do, hope to hear from you soon,
Norrms Mc Namara
Diagnosed with dementia aged 50 yrs old, now 57