Kicker – Drastic times require washing dishes


MARY REICHARD, HOST: The CEO of a small healthcare company didn’t need more work to do. 

But Mary Daniel took a side job at an assisted-living facility in Florida. 

She didn’t take the job for the money. She did it because her husband, Steve, lives there. He has Alzheimer’s disease. 

Visitors aren’t allowed during the pandemic, so Mary got creative. She took a job as dishwasher to be near him. 

After being apart from Steve for several months, Mary told WJXT …

DANIEL: He saw me and he said ‘Mary,’ and we hugged, and just to hold him again after 114 days was just an amazing, an amazing feeling.

The couple has been married 27 years. Mary said she was willing to do whatever it took to fulfill her promise to be there for Steve every step of the way.

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Steve and Mary Daniel (Photo courtesy of Mary Daniel)

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