The donation was given by an individual who prefers to be known as “Aunt Roberta” and while they’ve donated thousands to the association before this was the most Ben Neff — whose wife Kathy has Alzheimer’s — has ever seen. Ben went along with his daughter Katie Neff, who’s the activities coordinator at Creekside Care Center, to pick up the check given by Aunt Roberta.
“I said, ‘Oh, this is marvelous a $5,000 donation again from that dear Aunt,” Ben said before he was kindly asked to move his thumb from where he was holding the check. “So I moved my thumb and it was a 50, a $50K dollar donation, and so we all went pale in the face.”
While the donation was certainly generous, it did come with strings — or rather wheels — attached.
“There was one small caveat,” said the Executive Director of the Alzheimer’s Association of the Greater Idaho Chapter. “That that we bring a blessing bike to Creekside,”