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8.21.19 / Clients

How medically tailored, home-delivered meals changed Agnes’s life

Our client Agnes is a 98-year-old great-great-great grandmother living in Queens. She worked first at the shipyards and then for years at New York Telephone Company. After her retirement in 1980, Agnes kept busy doing what she truly loves – teaching art classes at senior centers.

Teaching crochet, macramé, ceramics, and other arts o seniors was her passion, and she taught at centers in Queens and the Bronx, driving between boroughs each day to share her expertise. When she wasn’t teaching, she’d enjoy visits with her family and trips to the movies.

In March of 2011, the routine Agnes had created for herself for the last 30 years came to a halt. Agnes developed a severe neurological condition, which paralyzed her right side and changed everything in her world. She could no longer drive nor create art. In fact, for the first three months, Agnes could not even walk. With no use of her right side and difficulty standing and walking, Agnes could no longer shop or cook for herself. When she left the hospital, her doctor suggested she try God’s Love.

Agnes remembers her first meal from God’s Love like it was yesterday. She tells us, “When I got that first meal, I was just shocked! When I tasted that food, it was so delicious, and so good for me. And it has made things so much easier.” Agnes looks forward to her deliveries each week, and often calls her son in Virginia to report which delicious and healthy meal she’s having for dinner that night. She appreciates speaking to our RDNs who counsel her on best nutrition practices.

She says,

“I know I’m getting a wholesome meal when I get a meal from God’s Love. I can feel how much better the food is making me. The food is so good.”

So much has changed for Agnes in recent years due to her condition and recovery. Meals from God’s Love have brought back a sense of normalcy to her life. She feels so much appreciation for every volunteer and supporter who helps make her meals possible.

“It is a blessing to have God’s Love We Deliver in my life. I can taste the love and care in every bite, thanks to all of the volunteers. I feel so cared for.”

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