Dear Friends of Lori,
As you likely know, Lori has been diagnosed with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) which you may know as "Lou Gehrig's disease." ALS is a degenerative motor neuron disease; you can learn more here: https://www.als.org/understanding-als (https://www.als.org/understanding-als.
This CaringBridge site is for friends of the Dair/MacCoun family to have a way to show our love with practical support: food! You will find the MealTrain sign under the "Ways To Help" link. Please sign up to provide something when you can, following these guidelines:
• Healthy dishes that do not include beef or pork are especially great: vegetarian, dairy, chicken, salmon/fish. (No eggplant.).
* Suggestions: soups (e.g., beans, potato, tomato, chicken), hummus, egg salad, lasagne/mac'n'cheese, other pasta casseroles, chicken or salmon dishes, roasted or steamed veggies, whole grains (brown rice, quinoa etc.), muffins, breads, salads/slaws.
• You do not need to do entire meals! Small servings, single dishes, snacks, desserts or prepared dishes, etc. are all great and warmly welcomed. Make it easy on yourself, and set aside something when you are cooking or picking up food for your family.
• If you drop off re-usable dishes that you want back, coordinate with Audrey who will return them to you.
• Let Audrey and Maddie know if you are dropping something off. They will have a designated spot to leave food just inside the entryway near the metal ramp.
Maddie text 510-367-3197
Audrey text 510-965-3735
And lastly, I love this story that Lori sent to her friends and wanted to include it here:
"Okay. The story is about a little wave, bobbing along in the ocean, having a grand old time. He's enjoying the wind and the fresh air-until he notices the other waves in front of him, crashing against the shore. "My God, this is terrible," the wave says. "Look what's going to happen to me!"
Then along comes another wave. It sees the first wave, looking grim, and it says to him, "Why do you look so sad?"
The first wave says, "You don't understand! We're all going to crash! All of us waves are going to be nothing! Isn't it terrible?"
The second wave says, "No, you don't understand. You're not a wave, you're part of the ocean.” – Morrie Schwartz, author of Tuesdays with Morrie