Co-Op City woman recognized as 1 of several for Caregiver of The Year awards
A Co-Op City woman is being recognized as one of several recipients of this year’s Caregiver of The Year awards.
Helping her brother Theron walk is one of the many things Michelle Marbury does as his live-in fulltime caregiver.
“We have breakfast, get the meds going, cook breakfast, showers - do all that routine,” said Marbury.
Back in the mid-90s, Marbury was just like any other active single woman, until she says she got an early morning phone call telling her that her then 33-year-old brother, who was living in Atlanta, Georgia, had suffered a brain aneurysm.
She says although her life changed so did hers.
“I look at this as a calling, you are called to do what is right and for the people you love,” said Marbury.
Marbury is one of 20 caregiving heroes that is being honored for her dedication and the sacrifice to her brother, who she has been taking care of full-time for close to three decades.
Her brother and her sister-in-law nominated her for this year’s Caregiver Of the Year awards.
This is the second annual year that Carewell is honoring caregivers.
It received over 1,000 submissions from caregivers and their families. Carewell says there are 53 million people across the country who every day take care of a disabled or ailing loved one or friend.