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Stephan Bottex

Stephan Bottex

Being at the lowest point of my life physically and emotionally, Stephan Bottex knew just what to do. Battling Crohn’s and spending two months in the hospital, Stephan helped me grow and see the bigger picture. He would come talk to me in the middle of the night when I was alone or when family was asleep. We would talk about goals, home, school, and much, much more. We bonded in a way I never thought I’d feel. He knew when to make me laugh and helped me forget about being sick. He encouraged me to reach my goals to get me home. I always request to have him because he turned into a friend not just a caregiver. It has almost been a year since I was in his care and I will never forget those long nights and laughs. Between taking medication, going for walks, or eating food, he knew just what to do and say.

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