BALTIMORE - Judy and Drew under their wedding tree. In life the leaves fall changing our season. For Drew and Judy, their lives have changed hoping for another season.
"How do you thank someone for shaving their head and waking up to you with a smile on their face?" said Judy Davanzo.
You can quickly figure out, Judy is sick. She has terminal cancer.
"When I saw her, she was bald and I said, 'Judy what happened?'" Lee Kappelman said.
Lee Kappelman and Judy became friends after both had breast cancer at the same time years ago. Lee got better. It was fate running into her at a Starbucks. Lee told her, "Judy you have to leave a legacy."
This is Judy's office, her bed. When she can't climb out, she stays put working on her destiny to help others. Judy says it is her way to offer thanks to the caregiver.
"There is no gift out there that you can properly thank people like my husband for what they are doing," Judy said.
Who is she doing this for? Her daughter who starts NDP in the fall and for the little boys in this room. He's younger than he looks and we'll tell you what he wrote a little later.
Julie Hettleman knows what it is like; as she cared for her husband.
"Its great the caregiver gets a break and comes back refreshed to care for who's sick and take care of the rest of the family," Hettleman said.
No one cares more for Judy than her husband Drew. But the thank you gift for him has been passed on to thank Bud's wife and daughter.
What did Trace write? "I hope my mom gets better."
We have a way of caring. Judy wants us to carry on by caring on and for that Judy is "2 Good 2 Be True."
"As a caregiver you just go and go and there is no break no time for yourself."
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