Denis and Frank
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Get Involved, Volunteer
Learn how to start an outreach
program to help seniors, nursing home residents and adults and
children with disabilities.
We need wheelchairs, adaptive
equipment, other items and tax-deductible cash donations to help
more elderly, disabled, & children.
Drew was born in Roseville California in 1960. While still an
infant, the family moved to San Jose California where his machinist
father accepted a new job.
Drew grew up in San Jose and at school he was a good student. In his
last year of high school, Drew started having disabling headaches. Even
though the headaches grew worse, Drew persevered and graduated.
After graduation, his headaches prevented him from going to college
or working full time.
In 1985, at the age of twenty five, after more severe headaches and
the onset of epilepsy, Drew was diagnosed with an inoperable brain
While living in a nursing home, Drew grew increasingly frustrated
over wanting to live independently. Through the help of The Bridge of
Hope Foundation, Drew finally realized his dream of living
Drew is much happier in his new situation. With the help of a social
worker who calls on him weekly, he is now able to do many things on his
own. He now reads books, goes to movies and the library, shops and does
volunteer work at his church.
Twelve years ago Kathy was in a terrible
automobile accident. She almost died and was in a coma for over eleven
months. Kathy is very bright and articulate. Although the accident left
her with traumatic brain injury, she exudes cheerfulness and enthusiasm.
Kathy keeps very busy. She has a sheriff friend who frequently drives
her from the nursing home to different grade schools where she shares
her story with students. Kathy says, "my great joy is doing all I can to
make a positive difference in the lives of children. I tell them how
being on drugs caused my accident and how that robbed me of so much. I
want to save them from making the mistake I did of using drugs."
Kathyâs father was a nuclear physicist and her mother owned an art
gallery. She excelled in high school and graduated early. She loved
animals as a youth and that led to her involvement with riding and
showing horses. She also became a co-owner of several dog training
clinics. For a number of years before her accident she worked as a
professional deep sea sunken treasure diver with a world famous ocean
archaeologist treasure hunter. She was involved in establishing three
different Marine Sunken Treasure Museums.
Our family of nursing home resident friends comes from all walks of
life. Whether they have been house wives, lawyers, pilots, physicians,
university professors, carpenters or whatever, each are unique,
interesting and valuable individuals. What a joy and privilege it is to
share with these wonderful people!
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or
call us at 831-464-2362 if you can help in any way,
or if you want help in starting a similar program in your area.