To my community foundation colleagues,
On February 27, my mother passed away after living with dementia for more than 15 years. Thankfully, my siblings and I were able to be by her side almost continuously for her last week. It was a deeply moving experience — the ultimate expression of love for someone who stood by me through every stage of life — and it provided me with great solace.
I am sobered by the thought that so many families now are enduring similar losses without having the same opportunity to say goodbye to their loved ones in person. Navigating through this COVID-19 pandemic and its necessary quarantines can be particularly painful, disorienting, and emotionally exhausting to caregivers as well as those requiring our care.
Source: Community Foundations Leading Change