February 4th, 2013 at 10:00 am
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Week 4 Winner of Share Why You Care Contest

by ECL Staff

The Week 4 Winner of our Share Why You Care Contest is Judy. B of of Leesburg, Florida, for her story, “Shower of Blessing.”

Judy writes about being a caregiver for her mother-in-law, who suffers from declining health and Alzheimer’s, with its companions such as anger and profanity. The reference to a shower has a deep meaning; Judy describes having an awakening to her blessings while helping her mother-in-law bathe. While giving her mother-in-law a shower, despite her resistance and cussing, Judy went through many emotions, including anger, stress, resentment and exhaustion — but in the end she felt grateful for being showered with blessings. This experience helps her through the difficult times in caregiving, and she offers her story in the hope that it could help others.

Thank you for sending us your Shower of Blessing story, Judy, and we hope you enjoy a $50 gift card from the Share Why You Care Contest.

Dear readers: Stay tuned to the ElderCarelink.com blog for the announcement of the final contest winners and this recognition of their efforts as caregivers:

  1. The Grand Prize winner can receive $250 worth of services from a spa of his/her choice and a $100 VISA gift card. The approximate retail value of the Grand Prize is $350.
  2. The First Runner Up can receive a $200 VISA gift card.
  3. The Second Runner Up winner can receive a $100 VISA gift card.
  4. The 4 Sponsor-Selected Winners (1 selected per week of the Contest) receive one $50 VISA gift card each. (See official rules for details.)

And for all our other readers, thank you for submitting your stories and also voting for your favorite stories about caregiving.

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