This year's Caregiver of the Year is Stacy Love of Saranac, NY. Stacy has been full-time caregiver for her husband Steve since 2011, when Steve fell down a flight of stairs at home, severing his spinal cord. Steve had spent several months at Fanny Allen Hospital when Stacy made the decision to bring him home so that she could provide his care. She received extensive training and encouragement from the staff at Fanny Allen prior to his discharge and now provides the majority of his care, with some outside assistance.
It is an absolute pleasure to watch Stacy and Steve interact. Her tenacity and devotion, coupled with his unwillingness to give up, have allowed him to regain some use of his legs, even to the point that he can now take several steps. We congratulate Stacy, as well as all of the informal caregivers who do so much for so many.
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