DSP Thank You Letter: Doris, Maria & Josephine
Thank You Letter from Carole Witkowski, Peter’s Mother
Peter liked Doris from the moment she started to work at Borer. She speaks to him, not at him, and her patience and understanding of him has made him more capable of bringing out the best of himself. She has taught him how to cook more; rather than just making salads and has impressed his dad and me when on home visits he knows the various utensils by name. He gleams when he says each and every one. He loves watching the cooking shows.
When he becomes upset, which is not often, she knows how to calm him with her firm and calm voice. She definitely is an exceptional employee and we look forward to having her share in Peter’s life.
Maria has been accompanying Peter to his various physician appointments. She knows Peter loves music and will play tapes of various performers he likes as well as Broadway shows. They will sing together on their trips and this reinforces his speech. All of his physicians have remarked to me how Peter and Maria connect, which is fantastic. They all have mentioned how thorough her notes are as it makes their job easier. When she leaves their offices, the staff will say they look forward to seeing her again. She is fantastic.
Josephine has been with Peter since the home opened and there is a mutual love between the two. The staff have often remarked that Josephine is his “second mother”. She thinks as we do. At times, I think Peter will remain awake to say his prayers with her. Pete and I are so thankful that Josephine is in his life. – a truly remarkable woman.