“The generosity and understanding of others, or in this case, one, makes a difference for so many.”
Jean Ann is the mother of a former STRIDES client in Oakland, California. While her son passed away five years ago, Jean Ann continues to visit the STRIDES team regularly with a car full of donated hygiene kits and supplies for their members. To raise money for the kits, Jean Ann sells her beautifully quilted designs, including table toppers, table runners, and screen bags.
In the wonderful video below, Jean Ann describes her motivation for creating the kits. To the STRIDES team and members, Jean Ann is a true Telecare Hero!
From Jean Ann:
“STRIDES is the reason I was able to have a healthy relationship with my mentally ill son. I know the program gave him the ability to change his destructive behavior and live more independently. He told me repeatedly that STRIDES saved his life and I know this to be true. The program is literally life changing for those who are able to access the help. The staff are some of the most caring and giving people I have ever met. They support clients both physically and mentally. To me it is a privilege to be of help.”
Video & nomination by Chris Wooten, STRIDES