Hola, my name is Juan, and I would like to share with you how having Brokerage supports has improved not only my life, but my mother’s as well. Before joining the Brokerage in 2008 I did not have adequate supports at home. My mother worked long hours for a local fruit packing company which did not allow her to provide me with the care and attention I needed; and this was devastating for her. Shortly after graduating from Hood River High School my mother noticed a regression in my abilities to perform ADL/IADL’s I had learned throughout my years in school; my health also began to deteriorate. My mother was forced to leave her job after 27 years to care for me; putting my family in a difficult financial situation. Having Brokerage supports allowed my mother to become an able and capable personal support worker.
Having her undivided attention, love and care has been great! She has learned many new things about my disability that enable her to better support me. I am now also able to enjoy my community and the beautiful nature trails Oregon has to offer with much more frequency. Having Brokerage supports has brought great joy to our lives, and has bonded my family closer. Without Brokerage services and my mother’s love and patience I would not live such a healthy, fulfilling life. From the bottom of our hearts we thank you.