Family Member Hero - People's Choice

Rosa Garza

Position: Family Care Giver

Organization: Family Member Hero


Rosa is such an outstanding family member who takes such compassionate and quality care of her parents as well as the patients in her work. She is always smiling, laughing, doing activities with her parents and patients to keep them laughing, entertained and providing relief to their quality of life. Rosa is non stop taking care of everyone around her.

Volunteer Hero - People's Choice

Mary Lum

Position: Volunteer

Organization: Fountain Valley & Huntington Beach Senior Centers


Just because 87-year-old Mary doesn’t drive anymore, it doesn’t stop her from volunteering every weekday for the Senior Center Lunch program. Mary is known as “the hip-walking lady” by many who see her on her daily trek sporting her uniform of gloves, long sleeves and a sun-protective hat. After walking a brisk 30 minutes from her home, Mary often joins the 9:00 am exercise class at the Fountain Valley Senior Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays before she helps with set-up and serves food ...

Veteran Hero - People's Choice

Lt. Col. Sam Sachs

Position: Lieutenant Colonel

Organization: Mom & Dads House Manor


Sam Sachs, who was in WWII and in the Normandy invasion on D-Day 75 years ago, turned 104 years old this year. And if this isn't enough reason to celebrate this amazing veteran hero, Sam just received a major honor on the 75-year remembrance of D-Day.: the French Legion of Honor, that country's highest medal, during a ceremony at the Bob Hope Patriotic Hall in Los Angeles. Christophe Lemoine, consul general of France, in Los Angeles, told Sam Sachs in a letter that he was being appoint ...

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