A Profound Sense of Gratitude and a Desire to Help Others
Feruze Mitrovica’s Story
“Her quality of life was improved beyond measure,” recalls Dervish, Feruze Mitrovica’s son and caregiver. “There isn’t enough that I could say to convey our deepest appreciation for the March of Dimes Canada.”
Feruze had lived in the same house for over 40 years, but having osteoarthritis and dementia was making it increasingly difficult for her to live independently. Dervish and his brother Jerry worried that the impact of moving out would be devastating.
A solution presented itself when an occupational therapist put the brothers in touch with March of Dimes Canada. After an assessment by Sandy Faugh, a design counselor in our London office, a grant was provided under the Home & Vehicle Modification Program for a stair lift. Sandy said “Once it was installed everyone was very happy and everything went very smoothly.”
Thanks to the assistance of March of Dimes Canada, Feruze was able to continue living at home, comforted by the familiar surroundings and close to her family, until she passed away in July of 2015.
To show his appreciation, Dervish is making March of Dimes Canada a beneficiary in his Will. In his words: “I am doing this out of a profound sense of gratitude and a desire to help others.”