Our second special Sponsor a DayÂ of the day comes from long-time volunteer, Patti Sims, in memory of her mother, Doris. Patti shared this message about today:
“Iâ€™d like to sponsor April 18th in honor of my mom, Doris Sims, who would have been 89 years old today! She took great interest in my volunteering with the chimps, and always asked how they were doing every time we spoke on the phone. She may not have completely understood my attraction to these seven hairy individuals, but she supported my involvement wholeheartedly. When Iâ€™d go back to Iowa to see her, Iâ€™d pull up the blog and weâ€™d watch videos of their day. I think, like me, she shared a kindred spirit with Negra. I wish they could have met.”
Patti, thank you so much for always holding the chimps, and all animals, in your heart and for your passion and commitment to making their days better in every way possible. We’re happy to celebrate your mom’s memory with you today. Our hearts are with you and hope it’s a time filled with comfort, love, and reveling in the Neggie spirit.