Access Elevator Aids Chicago Family After Multiple Tragedies
Audrey G. Jorgeson is one of the local community members that Access is supporting by providing for her mobility requirements so she can have a better quality of life.
You may have heard a little about this story, and it’s heart-wrenching. In 2019, Audrey Jorgensen became incapacitated due to an anoxic brain injury. She had a cardiac event that starved her heart and brain of oxygen, and she is now dependent on family and friends to provide care for her. After the brain injury, she could no longer walk, feed herself, or communicate in a normal manner. Her youngest daughter, Mia, stepped in to fill a crucial role as the primary caregiver for Audrey.
Mia was a teenager with the wisdom, patience, and grace of an individual far beyond her years. Mia still had to handle school duties as she was a teenager at the time of Audrey’s incident. She devoted herself to her mother and her studies, attending classes virtually and maintaining high grades as well. Tragically, on May 1 of 2022, Mia’s life was cut short, and with it, the primary caregiver for Audrey.
Audrey still looks for Mia because her injured brain does not allow her to comprehend what took place fully. Audrey had to vacate the house, and her family is moving her into a different home that is not equipped for a severely disabled person.