Success Stories

Facing the Holidays Alone

November 17, 2020
Nancy receives home delivered meals

For Nancy, 71, this Thanksgiving and Christmas will look different than in years past. She is facing the holiday season alone without Steve, her husband of 47 years, a career…

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An Ordinary Instant and a New Life

November 10, 2020
Care manager Judy and son Matt

July 26, 2014, began as an ordinary, beautiful summer day. But in an ordinary instant, our lives changed dramatically.  It was about 4:00 p.m. that Saturday when I received a…

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Indy Millennial Helps Grandmother Live Safer at Home

October 7, 2020
Walk-in shower with grab bars for Indianapolis grandma

Mae has lived in the same home on Indianapolis’ northeast side for the last 50 years. While the 88-year-old grandmother is still able to cook and do some light housework,…

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Honoring Mom’s Wishes

September 9, 2020
Jewell and Family

Jewell always told her family she wanted to die at home. Her family promised her that she would not have to worry about that; they would take care of her…

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CICOA Client Perseveres After Death of Husband, COVID and Health Setbacks

August 12, 2020
CICOA Client Sallie

When Tamara France first met Sallie Preston five years ago, she felt sorry for the woman. At only 67, Sallie is blind in one eye and losing vision in her…

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Keeping a Promise to Keep Her at Home

July 22, 2020
Senior Couple at Home

“Mike, honey, I don’t know where I am or how to get home.” Sitting in the parking lot of a local store, Corinne called her husband, confused. They both realized…

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91-year-old woman survives COVID

July 1, 2020

“She is titanium,” Gregory Porter says of 91-year-old mom who survived COVID. CICOA supporting nearly 300 clients believed to have had coronavirus Sidney Carmen Porter is a fighter. How else…

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Teen Teaches Others About Beating the Odds

June 10, 2020
Joel and His Mom

Joel was a happy, healthy baby, born full term at nearly eight pounds and thriving. But in what seemed like an instant, everything changed. Instead of thinking about what their baby…

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Desperate Times Call for Creative Measures

April 7, 2020
Yes I would marry you again

When Donna Weimer couldn’t be with her husband to celebrate their 28th wedding anniversary on March 21, she knew she had to get creative. So, she put on a white…

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346 Surgeries Later, Sean Still Follows His Passion

March 11, 2020
CICOA Client Sean Toth

For some, just one surgery can change a life forever. For Indianapolis native Sean Toth, surgeries are normal and frequent. The 51-year-old has had 346 surgeries in his life, many…

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