Mariel here. It’s not everyday that we get to make a real, tangible difference in the life of another person – to affect someone so profoundly that their whole world shifts, slightly, for the better. My mom however is the exception to that rule.
In addition to being a home-chef extraordinaire, she’s also, as many of you know, a home-care nurse extraordinaire. She’s written before about her friendship with one of her patients – Mrs. A – and recently this remarkable nurse-patient relationship went a little more public. Mrs. A – our perpetual champion and a tireless campaigner of Feast on the Cheap – wrote a letter to Westchester’s local newspaper, The Journal News. And the funny thing is, when Mrs. A writes, people read.
I won’t sell the farm, but needless to say, I am extraordinarily proud of my mother and touched by the heartfelt letter Mrs. A took the time to write. While the country waits with bated breath to find out how healthcare will look tomorrow, this piece serves as a wonderful reminder of the people striving to make a difference today.
Without further ado, here is the article on my mother, the hometown hero. She’s not going to toot her own horn, but I’m happy to do it for her.