We thank everyone who supports this movement and especially those who donate in memory of those members we have lost: Jess Jacobs and Jerry Matczak. Both Jess and Jerry have rooms named in their honor in the building. We also have a room named in honor of Aaron Richardson, friend of the Walking Gallery. We thank those who spread the word on social media. We thank those who donate funds that defray the costs of this project. Most of all, we thank those brave walkers and artists who join us and help spread these stories all over the world.
For last few months we have been working on an accessible bathroom on the first floor. The room has been built, but the plumbing still needs to be placed. We have worked on a performance stage in the basement. I am attaching a picture of the stage in progress to this post.
The Dove Center moved out of their office space in September, and the room they once inhabited will become an accessible bedroom on the first floor. This one will be named in honor of my late husband Fred Holliday. This December 26th would have been our 25th wedding anniversary, so that is a fitting tribute to his memory.
We have hosted people in the last few months in the upstairs 2nd floor rooms. They needed a place to stay and we were able to provide it. We did get a full size fridge to accommodate the needs of more frequent guests.
If any of you want to help defray the costs of the accessible bathroom, basement stage, and monthly costs associated with this permanent home for The Walking Gallery please feel free to donate.
If any of you would like to visit, please let me know and I will pencil those dates into our calendar. Thank you.
Your Dear Friend, Regina Holliday
We have reached 500 jackets in The Walking Gallery! Thank all of you for helping us get to this great milestone. We are able to work on several jackets in Salt and Pepper Studios during Cinderblocks. I continue to paint and look forward to the next 500. ~Regina Holliday
Antidote just posted a great podcast explaining the why The Walking Gallery exists and why patient data access is important. https://www.antidote.me/blog/patient-advocate-regina-holliday Please share.
Your Friend, Regina Holliday
Regina, Last night I attended a Focus Group held at and for my Medical Facility. I wore my Walking Gallery Jacket, which no one knew anything about, yet everybody was impressed by. My Community interaction is totally voluntary. I have no medically related ititials or title. At this time in space, I an ONLY a Patient. Perhaps there can be a card I may carry and pass out which legitimizes me. I do not yet have the voice others really hear. One on one takes forever. Gregg does plan to make some videos, they can and will help. Ideas anyone? Hugs Terrie
Dear Teresa, My first business cards I printed on my home computer. Then I found out how affordable it was to print with Vistaprint and I ordered mine from there ever since...
Thank you to everyone who has given thus far!