Throughout my life, I have had many opportunities to be in the lives of others who were in need - friends and family, those in my past work experiences and in my volunteer and humanitarian work overseas. All these unique opportunities have led me to this valuable role that I am very passionate about and so honored to be in. From the age of 10 my parents fostered many special needs children, two of which were adopted. The whole family took part in caring for these children. In doing so, we all were changed and learned very valuable life lessons. I was asked many times, “How do your parents do that? It takes a very special person to care for, grow to love, and then have to say goodbye.” Most often, the kids went back to their biological parent(s) or were adopted out (the goal)! Our family also experienced the death of a few precious children due to health complications. The love and support by others made all the difference as we grieved the loss of a family member.
I eventually realized my parents followed their God given calling and passion. I’m forever grateful for their example to us.
This season of my life helped be realize that my strengths and passion were to serve those in need.
I received a degree of applied science in occupational therapy. This led me into a career of working with special needs children/adults in the school and home health care setting. I have coached adapted athletics and volunteered with special Olympics. My most recent work experience has been with the elderly in home health care, inpatient rehabilitation and memory care.
My education, career and life experiences have created an expertise and passion for this valuable role of serving/supporting individuals and their families at or near the end of life. My heart is to serve, support and be that compassionate and calming presence during this important and sacred chapter in life. Ultimately, my goal is to bring peace, hope, unity and restoration in the midst of this challenging transition .
It would be an honor to come alongside and support your family.