Tiny’s mother Mrs. Dianne Pope was honored as Caregiver of the Year by ‘For the Love of Our Father’s Foundation’ a really cool organization that provide assistance to families dealing with the devastating effects of Alzheimer’s Disease. The For the Love of Our Father’s Foundation hosted its Annual Caregivers Brunch where they raised money, provided information about Alzheimer’s, and celebrated the contributions of Mrs. Dianne.
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The homies T.I. & Tiny are all about business and community. Did you know that in addition to their growing businesses and HUSTLES they have a foundation to help people dealing with Alzheimer’s Disease? ‘For The Love of Our Father’s Foundation’ created by our favorite power couple and Mrs. Dianne Pope to provide financial and moral support to families who are impacted by Alzheimer’s Disease. We all watched the Harris family deal with the devastating effects of Alzheimer’s with the long illness of Mr. Charles Pope and the patient care that Mrs. Dianne gave to her husband. We were sad to see our friends deal with this harsh disease that according to Mia Chester of Alzheimer’s Association of Georgia
“Over 200,000 is living with the fatal disorder but that number is doubled in caregivers being that it takes more than one person to nurture the disease”
Mrs. Dianne was the primary caregiver for her late husband and she knows too well the challenges families face trying to provide adequate care for their love ones. Mrs. Dianne has decided to use her voice and experiences taking care of her husband to help other families who are dealing with Alzheimer’s.
In her acceptance speech Mrs. Dianne had the following to say,
“Think about it as if it were you who was ill. Put yourself in their place and put your thoughts where their’s once was. My husband remained meek in his illness & if I had him here today I’d do it all over again. And please, don’t mistreat them, love them all over again”.
FTLOOF hosted a fabulous brunch hosted by the lovely ladies of OMG and they shined with pride as they honored their grandmother!
Dave Tolliver, one half of the former 90′s R&B group Men At Large (@davemenatlarge) performed a powerful vocal rendition of Smokie Norfuls ‘I Need You Now ‘and then blessed the audience with his own classic hit, “I’m So Alone”.
The brunch included praise dancers and speakers sharing information about Alzheimer’s. The food was great and I had a lovely time capturing this wonderful occasion for a wonderful cause and a WONDERFUL LADY. I sure do love me some Mrs. Dianne!
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