This year, 2022, I am walking to honor and remember my mom, Josepha Siev Schwartz, who passed away on July 14, 2020, just two weeks before her 90th birthday. My mom worked as a nurse and administrator at a nursing home for nearly 40 years. Her compassion and love for her residents was extraordinary. Of course many of them suffered from forms of dementia, including my dad for the last few years of his life. She taught me the meaning of empathy, kindness and giving. I was so proud of her and what she accomplished in her life and career, and I miss her dearly.
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