Hometown: Bridgeport, CT

Above and Beyond Nomination: “Lama has been working directly with my mother for several years now. While my mom has had a steady stream of different caregivers over the years, Lama has been the one dedicated, calm, and loyal presence in her life. She took the time to get to know and understand my mother, which ultimately led to a mutual respect between them. She provides the best care in a way that makes my mother still feel in control of her life, even as her disease continues to slowly take away her independence. I know that she only wants what’s best for my mom and my sister and I truly appreciate all that she does.” – Renee B., Redding, CT