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Helping Others in My Spare Time

I work as a laundry aide, and I love my job. I get to interact with all of our patients and care for their belongings and make sure their clothing and linens are clean and fresh. It may not seem that important to some people, but I take it very seriously.

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My name is Advent, and I am a CNA at ManorCare Health Services – Alexandria. I came to the United States from Cameroon, and I left my wife and two-year-old daughter back in Africa while I worked to process my family’s immigration papers. It has been my intention to work hard, establish myself in the medical field and reunite my family.

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I Didn’t Have Time to Worry….But My Children Were Very Worried

During the day, I work in the dietary department preparing trays for our residents. In the evening, I look forward to going home to spend time with kids. We always have dinner together. That day in June was no different.

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“Dear Fellow HCR ManorCare Employees”

My name is Carol Chike. I am a Registered Nurse and work at ManorCare Health Services -Silver Spring.

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Give to Give Back

“Give to the fund that gives back to you.” This is the advice Betinna from Illinois gives to fellow co-workers when asked about donating to the Hug Fund. A mother of four and grandmother of one, Betinna knows from experience just how important it is to pay it forward, as recently she called upon the Hug Fund for assistance.

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Life in the Deep End

Aleta, who is a very active mother, loves taking long walks at the park with her daughter and spending time with close friends. As with many other summer lovers, Aleta found a day to spend on the water with some friends to enjoy the August sun.

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The Sun Never Stops Shining

Weather is the go-to topic for small conversation. Everyone can talk about it, but the truth is no one can do anything about it, especially when there are continual torrential rains. This is what Kimberly and her two cocker spaniels experienced in June 2015, causing her neighborhood to flood.

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