Friday, January 25, 2008

Meet Maria - Our First Cleaning For A Reason Patient

Maria is our first Cleaning For A Reason patient at Two Maids & A Mop. Here's her story, in her own words.......

Maria is a wonderful woman who lives in Pensacola. She has three children, but none of them live remotely close to her home. The doctors discovered a large tumor last October and diagnosed it as colon cancer. The tumor was subsequently removed; however, doctors also found a spot on her liver. Each of her children visited her in October during her surgery and recovery. She was so grateful that her kids were able to visit with her because the only other regular contact she has is with her dog Chloe. All she could think about was how much she missed Chloe during her time in the hospital. So her son told her that he would bring Chloe to the hospital if she could gather the strength to get out of bed. And that's exactly what Maria did! It made her day just to see Chloe.

Now that her children have gone back to their homes, she is left to cope with all the chemotherapy and radiation alone. Of course, there are support groups and neighbors. But that doesn't replace the love of family or friends. Maria's doctors have ensured her that her chances of survival are good. She does everything to keep up with daily tasks, but her illness really keeps her down most days. Maria kept thanking Two Maids & A Mop and Cleaning For A Reason for helping her during this time of need.

Colleen Kealey, who manages our Pensacola office, says it best, "It is such an overwhelming feeling to give back and make a difference for someone in need."

P.S. Here are Maria's thoughts on her first house cleaning.....

"I enjoyed meeting you and the two members of your cleaning crew. It was a real treat for me to be able to just sit while my house was cleaned by two very efficient ladies. I will have to give them a 10 out of 10 for their services. They were helpful, friendly and determined to get the whole house cleaned in just 2 hours. That was quite a task considering that my house cleaning had been rather meager since my illness."

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