My name is Elena, I am 28 and from Italy.

I assisted Daniela for about 3 years. Usually I went to her home in the evening to spend the night there and assisted her while she was getting ready to go to sleep. I helped her with basic things, like getting dressed, brushing teeth, brushing hair, preparing cloths for the next day, finding the right position to sleep.

Working with her was one of the most precious experience of my life. I learnt great transferrable skills that helped me grow as a person. I learnt how to take physical care of a person, how to be gentle and delicate, how to understand and respond quickly to her requests, but most of all I learnt to stay in the present moment and give nothing for granted. Daniela passed her strength and determination on to me and she gave me a new vision of life, where little things matter, where little appreciation makes a big difference and where little help changes somebody’s life.

I create a deep connection and friendship with Dani and really recommend working with her.

Thank you Dani for your charisma.

Lots of Love,

Elena

30.9.2020

While assisting, Elena worked as a professional translator. She was usually coming to assist for a night every second week, t.e. twice a month, at 10:00 p.m., leaving in the morning at 8:30 a.m. There was a break in summers for about 3 months when she and Dani didn’t see each other. All her assistance was done free of charge as she decided to be a volunteer.