Kristy Madden honors Gigi for the care she provided her mother, and all of her cheer

Gigi is the most amazing IHSS worker and we are so lucky to have her and her husband Felix helping us for almost 3 years. Gigi was the main person who helped my Mom through her end stage dementia and she did that, at times incredibly difficult job, with energetic cheerfulness. She and Felix even moved into our house during Mom’s last weeks, sleeping on a futon at the foot of her sickbed. Since Mom’s death, things have gradually settled into a less challenging routine, but it is still a demanding job. Gigi helps us with so many things, helping me bathe and dress, making delicious Filipino food , opening jars, driving us in our van on errands and countless other things. And she is the most consistently cheerful person I’ve ever met. Carrie and I consider Gigi, Felix and their son George our adopted family for life.