By Sandra Rose  | 

Loyal readers Emma and Frederick are the lucky winners of tickets to T.I. and Tiny's Alzheimer's Foundation luncheon this Sunday at Luckie Lounge!

Special guest speakers at the luncheon include Tiny's mom, Diane Pope, who is the main caregiver for Tiny's dad, Charles Pope, who has Alzheimer's.

Additionally, there will be special performances by Xscape Members cough*TINY*cough, as well as OMG GIRLZ and Qt Jazz!

To those of you who are interested in attending the luncheon on Sunday, RSVP Shashicka@aol.com to reserve tickets. Luncheon tickets are $100.

Thank you so much to every one who submitted their touching stories of the loved ones they lost to this terrible disease. I was very much moved by your emails and I wish I could give you all tickets to the luncheon.


Loyal reader Emma writes:

Hi Sandra,

My name is Emma _________ and I am 50 years. My dad died of Alzheimer three years ago July 23rd in Chicago. He was 87 years old. He spent the last 5 years of his life in a nursing home, but he was very bless because he was showered with love from his family.

I can so relate to Tiny and her father. When I watch the show it brings tears to my eyes, because it like I am looking at our life on the TV. I relocated to Atlanta from Chicago in 2003 and my sister Shawn was left with a big part of the responsibility of taking care of Dad and she did a wonderful job without complaining. My sister moved here about a year ago and it would be a privilege for us to attend the Alzheimer Luncheon.

Thanks

Emma

Click link to read more

Loyal reader Frederick writes:

*Hello Sandra-

Linton Peek was his state name 'Bruh Peek or Bruh' is what everyone called him, he was born on December 12, 1912. If you asked him at what time, he probably would've said, 11:40... something, something!

Unfortunately, he passed away at the young age of 94 on March 6, 2006 to Alzheimer disease. Not only was he my grandfather, but he was my best friend.

I grew up in a small town called White Plains, Ga. about 80 miles east of Atlanta. Even though there wasn't much to do growing up as a kid, my grandfather instilled great values in me that I use today.

I'm not perfect when it comes to dealing with females. But not one female in this world could ever say I wasn't a gentlemen to them, even the one nighters...lol.

I saw my grandfather the day before he died and he didn't know who I was.

I was driving by his house racing my brothers Mustang and I saw him standing at the end of his driveway. I stopped and asked him, why was he outside?

He said, "Thomas run me to town!"

Then he proceeded to open the passenger door and get in the car.

Keep in mind, he's called me Randy(short for Randall) all my life. I drove about a block, turned around and drove back down to his driveway. He opened the door and said thank you and started walking back to his house.

At that point, I accepted the fact that he wasn't going to be around much longer. The next day I went to work and wasn't at my desk no more than 10 minutes, when my cousin Jay called me and said he died.

It's been over 4 years now and I'm just getting to a point where I can live with him not being around. I tell people all the time it took him dying in order for me to live, becuase while he was here, he was my earthly christ and I had a spoiled attitude, as if I was already saved. And as long as I had my grandfather, nothing else mattered to me.

But after he passed, I felt alone and it was hard for me to open up to people, because no one love could compete with the love that I received from him.

Today I feel different, thanks to the good book (Bible). I found scriptures that give me hope of seeing him again at 1 Cor. chapter 15 and Rev. chapter 21, as long as I live the rest of my life in according to God's way, not man.

I hate that he passed to this disease, but I'm able to breath again and live life knowing that God has giving me hope in joining my buddy and best friend again. My heart goes out to anyone who has a lost a loved one to this disease or who is currently living with it.

Sandra thanks for giving me the opportunity to write about something worth talking about. This was like a therapy session!

Peace and love!

Frederick

*This email was edited for length

  • BROWNSUGAPOET

    "I’m not perfect when it comes to dealing with females. But not one female in this world could ever say I wasn’t a gentlemen to them, even the one nighters…lol"

    ___________________________________________
    Was this really needed????

  • IsaiahsMom

    Aren't Tiny and TI on their way to jail???

    #Teamnosupportforbadrolemodels#

  • IsaiahsMom

    Can Tiny pronouce, Alzheimer???

    Congrats to the winners and my heart goes out to family and other loved ones that watch care for individual inflicted with this disease.

    #Teamletsfindacure#

  • TruGemini

    Didn't even realize a contest was going on but congrats to the winners...

    Now...back to Tiny and TI... :rolleyes:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6M0bMkEq_g kingstonn

    IsaiahsMom says:

    Can Tiny pronouce, Alzheimer???
    __________________________________

    :nono: lol, but congrats to the winners! this is a really good cause.

  • Anna

    BROWNSUGAPOET says:

    “I’m not perfect when it comes to dealing with females. But not one female in this world could ever say I wasn’t a gentlemen to them, even the one nighters…lol”

    ___________________________________________
    Was this really needed????

    ~~~~~~~~~~
    To me it was. Made me lol. I'm sitting at my desk eating lunch and cried when I read his "letter".

  • peanutbuttercup

    Every time I watched the Tiny and Toya show, I was a cry baby. These stories make me super sad and joyous at the same time.

  • http://myspace.com/necee518 yvonne79

    Congratulations!

  • LadyJustice

    Frederick's story made me cry :( i miss my grandfather RIP

    congrats to the winners

  • missy

    CONGRATS TO THE WINNERS......

    this is a good cause so I won't say anything bad....(well i don't have anything bad to say lol)

  • Val

    :clap:

  • ysoserious

    Congrats to the winners. :claps:

    Now that that's out of the way...Harpo, who dese peeple?

  • aqtpie

    Congratulations to you both and thank you for sharing your stories!!! I :heart: me some Tiny and love the fact that they are doing something to help people who are affected by Alzheimer’s.

  • chase

    Congrats to the winners!!!

  • CivilEngineer

    I don't comment in TI & Tiny posts anymore...just thought I'd comment to say no comment

  • VIBABY

    Bless their hearts.....

  • Dawn

    Why do people have to find a negative in EVERY post, even the positive ones? Congratulations to Emma and Frederick, thank you for sharing your stories. Thanks Sandra for the post.

  • Divinebrown

    Congrats to the winners!! That's great!

    Look at Cassandra gettin her community outreach on!!! Go head on, Sandy!!

    Lemme hold a coupla dollas till the 15h!

  • ysoserious

    I see you Civil. But I ain't tryna get cut so I'm gonna leave it at that. :lol:

  • lakercrazy

    CONGRATS TO THE WINNERS

  • BROWNSUGAPOET

    Dawn if you're referring to me I just asked a question. I wasn't aware askin a question was being negative.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6M0bMkEq_g kingstonn

    oohweeee @ that gravi Civil.

    (i refuse to say anymore out of fear)

  • lakercrazy

    @CIVIL LOOKING HANDSOME :yes:

  • OutsidetheBox

    Yeah buddy @Civil :heart:

    #Gravigamegotyoulookinglikeabigshot

  • missy

    Civil you still look SPC and don't let anyone else tell you other wise.. *whips hair back and forth* lol

  • ysoserious

    My Dear Missy,

    Stop trying to kill me with that Gravi. Don't make me bring out my azz shots again.

    Sincerely,
    :dead:

  • miko

    but why they always have OMG girls perform? #nobodycheckinforthem
    hire some talent tiny damn!

  • CivilEngineer

    Thanks ladies! :)

    Excluding @missy with all her #shade :lol:

  • http://www.modelmayhem.com/honeyy1 OHoney

    MMmmmm touching stories. Congrats to the winners!

  • Divinebrown

    Civil....you sure you the age you say you are?

    You looking kinda, ummmmmmm "mature"

    I thanks ya lyin bout cho age, nagga.

  • OutsidetheBox

    :whistle: aint nobody thinking bout you .... :whistle:

  • ysoserious

    @ miko

    T.I.ny can't be paying for actual talent. They need to save for future bail money. :coffee:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6M0bMkEq_g kingstonn

    ysoserious says:

    @ miko
    T.I.ny can’t be paying for actual talent. They need to save for future bail money.
    _________________________________
    & cigarettes.
    :rofl:

  • miko

    lol @ ysoserious!

    sn: do yall think TI and Tiny read the comments on SR and think to themselves we're all a bunch of assholes? lol

  • missy

    Dear Ysoserious,

    You don't think my gravi is FABULOUS.....She is the Prettiest Bish of all...can't no one ..touch her...lol

    @Civil- It would only be right that I call your pic SPC I don't think I can do it any other way...lol

  • Man, I just don’t care™

    @MIKO
    "do yall think TI and Tiny read the comments on SR and think to themselves we’re all a bunch of assholes? lol"
    __________________________________________________________________________

    Somebody has to read the comments to them.

  • ysoserious

    @ miko

    I wouldn't care if they did but I'm not too worried about what a couple of drugged out jailbirds think of me anyways.

    Besides, I doubt the could completely comprehend half of what they'd read on here. Most of us is highly edjumacated and use words too big for them. :yes:

  • ysoserious

    @ Man

    Get out of my head. Right now. --->

  • OutsidetheBox

    highly edjumacated and use words too big for them

    Chittttt :/ Have you heard Tip speak? He def. killing us and chit. #venacular rivaling Tim Gunn's :rofl:

  • miko

    :rofl: @ man & ysoserious!

  • SoBlessed

    Hello all. Congrats to the winner & Civil u r a very handsome man.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6M0bMkEq_g kingstonn

    OutsidetheBox says:

    highly edjumacated and use words too big for them
    Chittttt Have you heard Tip speak? He def. killing us and chit. #venacular rivaling Tim Gunn’s
    _____________________________
    :rofl:
    but he has a bad habit of using words in situations where he can just say, 'i ate that bird' instead of 'i ravenously inhaled that creature of the fowl species'. smh :rolleyes:

  • ysoserious

    :dead: @ kingstonn

    Using big words just to prove you ain't ignant as hell just has the opposite affect for me.

    Sorry, but T.I. reminds me of Oswald Bates, Damon Wayans prison character on "In Living Color".

  • http://myspace.com/necee518 yvonne79

    @Civil: You REALLY remind me of this little boy I used to babysit when I lived in Panama City. Have you ever lived in Panama City or Tallahassee? Please tell me your government name is NOT Eric. :pray:

  • http://myspace.com/necee518 yvonne79

    ysoserious says:
    @ kingstonn

    Using big words just to prove you ain’t ignant as hell just has the opposite affect for me.
    Sorry, but T.I. reminds me of Oswald Bates, Damon Wayans prison character on “In Living Color”.
    October 1, 2010 at 2:23 pm
    ***************
    :rofl: I remember that skit

  • Daisy

    Congrats to the winners

    @dawn wait until Emma and Fredrick don't send in pics you will really see some negativty :coffee:

  • http://twitter.com/Jerrica_Lewis Jerrica

    I see you Civil. But I ain’t tryna get cut so I’m gonna leave it at that.
    ****************************************************************

    I might have to get cut, cuz he is looking mighty fine!
    Back on topic: Freddy's story made me tear up.

  • ELove

    @Civil
    Comment to say No Comment :lol: O.K.CUZ !!!

  • CivilEngineer

    @Divine...yes I really am 23. I look older, everyone says it :(

    Thanks for compliments!!

    @yvonne...you're safe, that's not even remotely my gubment name :lol:

    @E...I felt it was necessary CUZ :lolol:

  • http://myspace.com/necee518 yvonne79

    @Civil: Excellent! *exhales deeply* Now I can continue with my wicked thoughts.... :lol:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYTMGtm2hig dcwife1622

    CivilEngineer says:

    @Divine…yes I really am 23. I look older, everyone says it

    Thanks for compliments!!

    @yvonne…you’re safe, that’s not even remotely my gubment name

    @E…I felt it was necessary CUZ
    ____________________________________________________

    It's so funny that men want to look older and well women want to look younger....let's just say I've been 28 for a few birthdays now. LOL

  • OutsidetheBox

    It’s so funny that men want to look older and well women want to look younger….let’s just say I’ve been 28 for a few birthdays now. LOL

    Shewwww I be flukking my kids math up, yahearme? Ive been 24 FOREVER! They be like, "but Ma, :think: "

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYTMGtm2hig dcwife1622

    My girls are nosy..so they get to adding and sh1t... Talking about... if you and daddy were born 6 days apart in the same year....how is it that you are younger?

  • ysoserious

    At least your kids aren't afraid of math. :rolleyes:

  • IsaiahsMom

    BROWNSUGAPOET says:

    Dawn if you’re referring to me I just asked a question. I wasn’t aware askin a question was being negative
    _______________________________________

    Same here. Touching story and I'm very happy for the winners, but I feel that I'm entitled to express my opinions about TI and Tiny, ESPECIALLY on a celebrity gossip blog. Not trying to knock you or anything like that...

    They're EXTRA dumb and that's the bed that they made--now they have to lay in it.

    On the real-real: they need to start a literacy fund to help individuals like themselvs *cough* that are unable to read and articulate properly.

    Team #Beingagoodparentandnotbeinginthestreetsgettinghighasakiteandshytwhileonprobation/parole#

  • http://mylifeinthesun782.blogspot.com Ms. Everything

    Congratulations to the winners. I had to deal with Alzheimer's patients at an old job and it's truly heartbreaking to see people reduced to a childlike state and we learned about a year ago that my grandfather is in the early stages. I cry everytime I speak to him so these stories really touched me. I've never watched tiny and toya but I feel for her mothers struggle in taking care of him cause this disease is harder on the family that has to care and watch over their loved ones who no longer have any memory of them. My last memory of my father is visiting him in the hospital shortly before he passed and he didn't even know me because the sickness had affected his brain and though it wasn't Alzheimers I remember this story because I just can't imagine going through that pain on a daily basis. My grandfather knows who I am, he just can't remember my age, where I live, how many great grandchildren he has or even what he's done earlier in the day and it hurts. I :pray: for all affected by this and that they find a cure or at least a viable and working treatment for it.

    SN: Dawn don't wreck your brain trying to figure it out, its pointless really :shrugs: