Marie Coles was nominated by a friend for Marie's daughter Patricia:
"I am nominating her for daughter Patricia and for myself. Marie gave birth to Patricia in 1958 only to be advised about ‘severe spina bifida….a vegetable…send her to Training School.'
For 31+ years, Marie transported Patricia to day support programs.
Marie's husband Cecil Gray Coles died unexpectedly in 1991, leaving Marie a widow and full responsibility of their disabled daughter.
Care for Patricia, 54, is similar to that of a baby, with added weight and needs: Rising at 4 a.m., breathing treatment, catheterization, bathing, dressing, etc. MARIE NEVER COMPLAINS!
Mother and daughter are famous for radiant personalities and bright red lipstick!"