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By Jay Polk - bio | email

LEE COUNTY, GA (WALB) - Caregivers are often forgotten heroes in our society, but Friday some local caregivers were recognized for their hard work.

Care-Net of Southwest Georgia handed out awards for the caregivers of the year in two different categories. The award for family caregiver of the year went to Mike and Lanna Adams, who told an inspiring story about their son.

The award for para-professional caregiver of the year went to Monica Hester, who helps to take care of the husband of Barbara Nichols.

"She always lets me know what a great job that I'm doing. She always appreciates everything that I do," said Hester.

Nichols said, "she takes care of him on her schedule, but she also schedules all of the other nurses that come in. We have around the clock help."

Hester says that while the award is nice, the real reward is knowing that she is able to help the Nichols. She is now eligible to win a statewide award from the Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving which will be presented in Americus in October.


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