Submitted by Tara Montague, Manager, Client and Family Advocacy, NJ (GAO)
Through the efforts of Hearts for Homecare Ambassador and Director Miriam Mercado, State Assemblyman Jamel Holley made a visit to the home of Tony Ufie, a client of the Union county office. Assemblyman Holley was very moved by the client’s story and the many issues his family has been plagued with since the onset of his illness. He was so touched, he has committed to assisting the client and his family in any way possible. By the end of the visit, Assemblyman Holley asked Miriam to send him the details of everything that was discussed so that he can address each concern accordingly. He also mentioned that he wanted to highlight the work that we do on his social media accounts. Assemblyman Holley’s sincerity was palpable. The family is very grateful and seemed hopeful that things were going to finally start looking up for them.
Photo (left to right): Asm. Jamel Holley, Mrs. Ruby (client’s mom and primary caregiver), Ponchita Dickerson (HHA), Sally Ufie (client’s wife), Marilyn Lopina, RN (CM), Miriam Mercado (Director)