2019 has come to an end, the new decade has already started and it is time to take a look back. Well spread over the year, the Foundation was able to support three people in 2019. At the beginning, a patient arrived from Portugal. He has been suffering from Parkinson’s disease for years and he could be treated in January. He wrote a deeply touching letter to the Foundation and the donators, which I would not want you to miss. You will find it right after this short summary.
In September, a young patient from Scotland, who suffers from essential tremor followed and in December, another parkinson patient from the USA was supported.
We would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts and on behalf of the patients for the support, the generous donations and the positive feedback. This year, the foundation will already celebrate its 5 years of existence and we are looking forward to start the new decade with all of you.
It has always been the goal of the Foundation for Cerebral Dysrhythmia to have a minimum of administrative costs in order to allow the donated money to be used as directly as possible for the actual purpose of the Foundation, which is the support of patients in need. This remains our intention for the future and in times of constant growth, it is nice to see that even with a modest setting, a lot of good can be achieved.
With this in mind, we wish everyone a good start into the new decade, with room for leisure and creativity and let you enjoy the deeply touching letter of Mr. S. from Portugal:
Dear Roxanne, dear Foundation, all the donators and supporters
I hope that you and your families are doing well and that you will continue to do your work in the committed and generous way that is your characteristic.
I’m sorry to write to you only now, I meant to do it a long time ago. But my recovery from surgery has been very difficult, with many months in which I could only concentrate on my condition. And I wanted to thank you myself, even though I didn’t really know how to do it, or how to say it…
I have been struggling with this disease for so many years, I have suffered so many physical and psychological pains, that no drug has managed to soften, on the contrary. The only way I found to deal with it was to keep the hope. It was the hope that first led me to Switzerland, which made me trust the wonderful professionals who took care of me in SoniModul and gave me a new life, without drugs or invasive treatments.
Despite all the hope and confidence I have inside me, I would not be able to complete my treatment without your help. Unfortunately, these innovative surgeries are not supported in my country, no matter how successful they may be. And my financial resources would not allow me to continue treating myself in a foreign country despite Sonimodul’s effort to keep costs as low as possible.
So what I want here is to thank you for your financial help. Thank you once, a thousand times! With your support, I could not to recover my health, my disease has not disappeared. But the hope that makes me endure it and renews my strength every day remains strong and confident thanks to you, the founders and donors of the Foundation for Cerebral Dysrhythmya, and especially to dear Roxanne Jeanmonod, the kindest intermediary between me and my benefactors. My gratitude to you is immeasurable!
I wish you all, in my name and that of my family, a long and healthy life, and that you receive twice as much as you have given so generously. Well done, all of you!
Merry Christmas and a New Year full of Health and Peace for all!