On a hill of Gaiche -
Piegaro, in the place of birth of blessed Leopold, the water of the
"miracles" gushes out of the rocks, prodigious in fighting
against gastritis, fermentative dyspepsies, peptic problems,
gastrointestinal atonies, spastic colitis. In
the neighbourhood of the spring the association IACA would like to
create a center of research and assistance for Alzheimer patients.
The founder of the
association, Marcello Ciai, since years has taken to heart the battle
against this "plague", that affects many old people and in
an increasing way, the younger ones too, with all that this
progressive degenerative disorder implies, both for the patients and
their relatives, who often are destined to support and care for them
for a very long time.
This project will be realized in memory of Rina Ricciarelli, mother of
the mentioned Ciai, who died at the age of 84 years, affected
during the last 15 years of her life by this illness. Though the
disease took away her daily contact with reality, it did not succeed
in taking away her dignity, serenity and peace, which, thanks to the
prayers and the cures of the community, carried and supported her to
her dying day.
For a project of this kind
there will be need of considerable finances.
"For the funds we are making contact with bankers, national and
international associations" explains Angela Groesser, president
of the IACA.
"We put all our possible efforts into this project and we
wholeheartedly invite all the people to collaborate in whatever
way they can, whether economically or with professional loans,
before, during and after the works. It will be an unrepeatable
occasion for doctors, scientists, nurses and volunteers to carry out
this initiative together with us."
According to experts, the
place of Gaiche is particularly suited for the cure and research as
well for the natural habitat in which it is located .
It is also
conveniently close to the big centers of assistance (hospitals and
nursing-homes) like Perugia, Montepulciano, Valdichiana, Chiusi