Jeffery's Memorial Bench
Organized by: Rachel Lucas Engel
Picture of bench
May 18, 2016
This is what I will be placing an order for through Parkreation. Takes 6 weeks to come in. Thanks again to all of you See More
About 10 years ago I was placed into a young man's life. He needed daily care, dependent on his caregivers. I was intimidated at first since I had never worked with someone like Jeffery before. He quickly became someone I looked forward to seeing almost daily. Some days after his after work snack we would listen to music or I would read to him. He also loved when I would tell him my corny jokes. He knew who I was, although some would say he didn't. He would take his medicine for me everyday but when new staff would train, he would clench his teeth. He would turn towards my voice. I wish I could go back and do even more, tell him how special he was more, Give more hugs. For the last few weeks since his passing, I have been wanting to honor him in some way. In my two short meetings with Valpo parks Dept they have informed me that an iron type bench would be 700.00 and a stone bench would be 500.00. I hope with some help from the community or anyone Jeffery has touched we can come up with something to help this happen. He truly deserves this honor.