Jolene goes above and beyond to make Daniel feel comfortable. Daniel has been saying the ‘Our Father’ prayer before bed since he was 7 years old, but in a group home, there wasn’t always someone available to help him. Now, at the age of 42, Jolene asks him every night if he would like to say his prayer. Daniel is a spiritual person.
“One night she (Jolene) tucked him into bed and asked him if he wanted to say his prayer,” said Daniel’s mother, Pat. “He said ‘no,’ thought for a moment, then said out loud, ‘I love you God, I’ll talk to you tomorrow.’ Jolene immediately called and told me all about it—we laughed together.”
Every provider/client relationship is different. As an artist, Jolene tried to keep Daniel feeling close to his family. She painted a tree on his wall with family photos hanging from each limb. For all the work you do helping Daniel express himself spiritually and stay connected to those who love him, we thank you Jolene!
We would also like to thank Pat Bush for nominating Jolene as one of the “people who make us great.”