Wednesday, April 22, 2009

WOW TO HBO, JUST WOW!

Last night and I need to do this while it is still fresh or atleast somewhat fresh in my brain, my Wife & I had the privilege of seeing the premier screeening in LA of the first part of the HBO series The Alzhiemers Project. What a job they did. I am humbled that I was a part of this movie. It truly shows a side that few people know about for thoose that live in this World of Mine, with me. It was done with style, grace, compassion and an understanding of what we go through.

AGAIN WOW!!!! Thank You for asking me to be a part of it.

God Bless You & This Country of Ours!

19 comments:

MJ said...

Hi Joe (and Wife) - thank you so much for sharing your story with us. I was at the premier last night, to support my friend Annie from Minnesota (who cares for her mother and was also in the film). Your wife was kind enough to keep me well supplied with tissues during the screening.

It was a honor to meet you both.

MJ from Ventura

Kirk said...

My wife and I attended last night and were touched by your story. Thank you so much to you and your family for sharing your lives. We'll be sure to follow and share your blog.

Annie said...

Joe and Lynn,

I just got back from the screening in LA and am back home in Minnesota. It was wonderful to meet you both. If you would like a copy of the photo with you, Nick,Shari and myself, please let me know! I'll drop by here often.

cornbread hell said...

hi joe.

i'm a friend of annie's, whom you probably met in los angeles at the screening.

i wish you the best and hope to see your video on hbo. in the meantime i will be checking out your blog.

respectfully,
rick

rilera said...

Hi Joe, I'm going to add your blog to my list of favorites. Thank you for sharing your experiences with us. I was a caregiver for my Mom with AD. I'm glad that you enjoyed the HBO screening.

flintysooner said...

Hi Joe,

My friend, Annie, recommended your blog so I wanted to stop by and give you my best wishes and respect.

IRun13point1 said...

Joe, I just returned home from a screening of the HBO documentary "The Alzheimer's Project." I work for The Alzheimer's Project, Inc. in Tallahassee, Florida, and we have all fallen in love with you, your wife, and your story. We will be following you from now until...well, until.

All our prayers,
The staff of The Alzheimer's Project, Inc.

Adirondackcountrygal said...

You are a hero Joe!

Ruthita said...

Hi Joe,
I'm watching it online right now, and decided to google your blog. Here you are! Thank you for being part of this important series. I am the caregiver advocate for my dear 82-year-old mom, who has AD. I send you love and positive thoughts from way up here in Canada.
-Ruth

June said...

Dear Joe and Lynn,

Checking in from Pennsylvania.
I am just watching the HBO documentary now. Thank you for your bravery in being part of this project. We love you!

We are also part of the Patriotic Resistance.

My Mom was diagnosed in 2003.
http://cleaningoutalife.blogspot.com/

I have not been nearly as prolific as you , Joe, in updating her blog.

Chinese proverb, author unknown:
An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place, or circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle, but never break.

Jay said...

thank you for sharing your life in the documentary. takes a lot of courage. the show was so well done!

Keep plugging away...

jay

hk|imaging said...

Congratulations!

I'm watching the documentary right now and it is truly amazing!

Dan said...

I watched you on the show. I moved from my home in Oceanside to Washington DC to work on an immigration program. I wish there was something I could do to help you with this. Hang in there Joe. Thank you for telling your story.

Moonie said...

I watched the documentary and it was wonderful, so well done. I was just in tears. I have never seen the plight of Alzheimers presented in this way. You are very courageous to share you story.
I had forgotten years ago how in Art school I did a photo essay on a nursing home that took care of women suffering from this disease. I suppose I was too young at the time to comprehend what these women were suffering with...

You have a wonderful sense of humor and I thank you for opening your heart and mind to complete strangers. You are mentoring in ways that cannot be put into words.

God bless you and your family!

johnwaire | photo said...

joe-

my wife and i just watched the show. thank you for sharing your story. we shared some laughs and a few tears.

i'm not sure what else i can say...that hasn't already been said. you've probably heard it all by now.

you're a great man!

john

Anonymous said...

Joe.....I just watched the documentry....BRAVO! I love it, you tell it like it is. I have been following your blog for a while now...I also have dementia...Thank you, Joe.
Sandy

Danielle said...

Dear Joe,
I am sitting at work watching the HBO Program on my laptop. I never heard the view of someone living with AD. My father's was too quick to advance. Thank You for sharing with the world your view. I blog about my father on myspace...if your interesting in looking.
http://www.myspace.com/460578844

Thank You So Much....and thank you to your wife for being there...

ST said...

You are amazing. I can only imagine how humbling this experience can be for someone that has developed and created as a pioneer in the tech industry. I love your sense of humor and that you are down to earth about all of this. I wish you and your family the best. Thanks for sharing your story and maintaining a blog even in the darker times of your life.

Tenzin said...

Thank you for sharing your story with us. This journey is surely not the easiest, but I pray to God to make it as smooth as can be. Will be following your blog...