2012 Nominees Section
Organization: Caregiver Resource Center
Why should this person be nominated? (What makes nominee unique; why should they be selected the winner of this category?
It is a great honor for me to nominate Mr. Tran for Family Hero category.
He is a great role model for family caregivers. Mr. Tran is willing to put his life on hold to care for his parents at home vs placement for the past 14 years.
What is this nominee’s involvement in senior care or senior issues
Mr. Anh-Dung Tran, age 66 a married Vietnamese-American man who is the caregiver for his mother, age 95 with Alzheimer and other medical issues who needs total care and assistance at this time.
Mr. Tran had no choice but to retire early to care for his mother full-time. He devoted his life to care for his elderly and frail parents at home for the past 14 years instead of sending them to a facility.
Mr. Tran has been struggling with many issues as a caregiver for his loved ones since he was working full-time and having health issues. Previously, Mr. Tran also cared of for his frail father for 12 years at home with the help from his wife and his brother until his father passed away at age 99 in 2010. Mr. Tran has great humor and has unique coping skills.