Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Go ahead...make his day!

I don't talk about work much on here. I have one of those jobs where talking about your job isn't a good idea. I go to peoples houses and help them get through their day, whether it be cleaning them up, cleaning their house up or taking them to doctor appointments. In most cases it is just that, a job. Jophie is different. Joseph, or Jophie as we call him, is a sweetheart. His health problems weren't caused by a life of drugs or drinking. Joseph is 15 and was born with some major problems. I have known Joseph since he was a baby and had the privilege of talking care of him for 10 years until recently when his health problems escalated to the point where his health care called for more skilled care than I was trained to give.
During the last few years Joseph's health problems have gotten worse. He can no longer sit up in his wheelchair to ride in a vehicle so we have been forced to lay him down in a seat and strap him in. Medicaid has also made cuts to his supplies so that leaves his mother scrambling to give him some medical supplies that he needs. Once a year we have a fundraiser to try to help with the expenses and this year we are changing it a bit. This year our goal is to work toward a new (used) vehicle so Joseph can safely be transported to and from doctors appointments. Click the meals for wheels button on the right and check out the new fundraiser. If you, or anyone you know would like to lose a little weight or if you just like cookbooks give it a try.

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