$4,000 grant to support Jim’s House providing lodging for neurological patients

first_imgThe Executive Board of the American Parkinson’s Disease Association (Vermont Chapter) will officially recognize Jim’s House, Inc., with a grant from the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) in the amount of $2,000. The APDA Vermont Chapter will match PhRMA’s grant for a total of $4,000. Jim’s House was founded and named after Jim Crevier who was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS) in 1997 and died in 2001. The house has been made available for people with Neurological Diseases and their care providers coming to Fletcher Allen Health Care from such a distance to require an overnight stay. Recognizing the ongoing maintenance costs, and services currently performed by hosts Peter and Alphonsine Crevier, the goal of this grant is to help defray the financial obligations and to ease the burden of upkeep for this house.  To honor the many years of dedication, generosity, and service provided by the Creviers to those living with Parkinson’s disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s Disease/ALS), and other Neurological Disorders, APDA Vermont is pleased to assist in promoting financial viability and increasing visibility of this service within the community. The Vermont Chapter of APDA has provided information and guidance to the Parkinson’s community since 1998. With a mission to “ease the burden and find a cure” for Parkinson Disease, the chapter is now proud to extend support to an even larger community in Vermont. Caption:Michael O’Connor presented the $4,000 to Peter Crevier and his wife Alphonsine (seated to Peter’s right).  Also joining in the celebration (from left to right) were; Rachel & Lyle Miller of Belvidere, Tara Klyszeiko, Treasure of APDA Vermont, and Ruth Ann Rhodes (standing far right) an RN at the ALS Clinic.last_img