Story: Terry’s Journey to Health and Happiness
Story: Terry’s Journey to Health and Happiness

Story: Terry’s Journey to Health and Happiness

Annual Report 2023

On a bright, sunny day, you’ll likely find Terry and her compassionate caregiver, Patti, taking a walk outside. These walks have become an important part of Terry’s life and journey to health and happiness.

“I like going outside and getting some vitamin D,” said Terry.

When Terry became part of DePaul’s Sponsored Residential program, she had a diagnosis of pre-diabetes, so addressing her health concerns became a top priority. Since then, she has lost a significant amount of weight and received the support she needs to make educated and healthy choices. Along with better health, she found happiness.

Terry attends Goodwill’s day support program three days a week. She volunteers with Meals on Wheels. She enjoys spending time with her friends. She loves getting pedicures with Patti. Most recently, she wanted a pet, so she and Patti welcomed a guinea pig into their home named Ms. Precious Piggy.

“I love being here with Ms. Patti and Ms. Piggy,” said Terry. “I get help from Ms. Patti—she helps me with my meds, my breakfast, all things that I need.”

DePaul staff members have been honored to be part of Terry’s health and happiness journey, too.

“Terry is one of the most caring, helpful, and happy people I know,” said Candice, residential manager. “She is one of those people that walks into a room and you’re immediately drawn to her energy because she is so positive.”

*Photos by Taylored Images

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