When Trayone receives a fresh green salad from Meals on Wheels of Albuquerque, he knows it’s going to be a good day. Being confined to a wheelchair, the little things make the difference for him … and daily visits from our Meals on Wheels volunteers are much more than a “little thing” to him.
For Trayone, Meals on Wheels is essential as he recovers from a stroke. He is especially grateful for your generous partnership with Meals on Wheels of Albuquerque because it brings volunteers to his home every day – his safety net in case he slips and falls. “If that happens,” he says, “someone will be there to discover me!”
Already living with diabetes, the stroke was a real blow to Trayone’s independence. Initially he could not do much for himself, and had to have help to prepare meals, wash dishes and clean his apartment. He found out about Meals on Wheels of Albuquerque through a caseworker and contacted us. “I can’t pay for my meals,” he explained, but because of you, we were able to cover the cost so he could focus on recovery and not on worrying where his next meal would come from. Plus, our diabetic-friendly meals mean he’s eating healthy.
If you stopped by to visit with Trayone, one of the first things he’d tell you is how grateful he is – to Meals on Wheels for his food and to you for making that possible. “They gave me Christmas,” he’d also tell you, referring to the table-top tree and a gift bag that his volunteers delivered one day last year along with his meal. “They are good souls, rays of sunshine,” he says about our volunteers and supporters.
Trayone dreams of Polynesia – a place he’d love to visit – but he’s perfectly content to be in Albuquerque and grateful for the help he’s received so he can live in his home as he recovers. And he’s grateful for the good food he receives – thanks to your support of Meals on Wheels of Albuquerque.