A Caregiver's Story: Sam & Stephen

When Stephen started as a caregiver with Sound Options, he was paired with Sam, a very special client of Sound Options. They quickly bonded over Seattle Sounders games, the outdoors, and tons of educational activities. It was in enjoying life that they enjoyed each other’s company as well. Our Saturday Success Story comes from Stephen as he reflects on his time spent with Sam:   

"I can remember the first day driving up to the family's residence feeling excited and a little terrified.  Questions on my mind included would he like me? And would I be a good caregiver?  Within a few days, I knew the answers to these questions as we immediately bonded and became good friends.  While Sam does look up to me as a role model, we both learn from one another every day.  College and the stresses of applying to dental school caused me to rush though meals and daily activates.  Sam taught me the value of taking things slow and enjoying the little things in life like eating a meal over conversation or going on daily walks and seeing nature's beauty.  While my time with Sam will have lasted only 8 months, I can say with certainty that Sam has grown and matured as well.  Sam has become more confident, more outgoing and sees the value in his life and all that he can do."

- Stephen, CNA | Caregiver for Sound Options  

These pictures represent some of Sam’s fun hobbies:

Sam at to the Museum of Flight in Seattle

Sam & Stephen on one of their many walks in the outdoors. 

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Published on June 1, 2013.