Shirley Rush

2012 Shirley Rush

80-year-old Shirley Rush makes each day count for herself and her two clients, Melody and Rhonda. She also recaps the 13 other children who have come through her home over the past 25 years, and shares why she does what she does for others.

Karen Portis

2012 Karen Portis

Karen Portis, a Companion Caregiver talks about the blessings in her life and the lives of her clients, specifically young Sar, whom she has opened up her heart and her home to.

Rose Marie Lauchner

2012 Rose Marie Lauchner

This mother of seven children decided to continue giving to others and now has been working in a group home for over 25 years. Rose Marie and her guys do everything together while she teaches them to do their very best and to be happy.

Tammy Hagan

2012 Tammy Hagan

A job coach and workshop supervisor who assists many clients with her patience, adaptability, and ingenuity, Tammy Hagan shows us why she is one of the Best of the Best for 2012.

Sharon Dean

2012 Sharon Dean

Sharon Dean is a foster parent to children with developmental disabilities who shares her outlook on love, personal growth, and the rewards of caring for others.