Caring Ros Keeps It in the Family; AWARDS: Sister-in-Law Is 'One in a Million'

Coventry Evening Telegraph (England), October 6, 2009 | Go to article overview

Caring Ros Keeps It in the Family; AWARDS: Sister-in-Law Is 'One in a Million'


ROS Hooker is among those in the running for our caring hero award.

She was described as "one in a million" as she was nominated in our Pride of Coventry and Warwickshire Community Awards.

The awards recognise unsung heroes from our communities.

Our Caring Hero award celebrates those whose lives are dominated by caring for others.

Coventry-born Ros and her husband Trevor had lived in Blackpool running a successful guest house for more than ten years when they returned to spend Christmas with their family in 2007.

It was then that their life was turned upside down when Trevor, then 57 yearsold, drove off to fill up their car with petrol for the return journey and didn't return.

He had suffered a stroke at the wheel.

With Trevor hospitalised for months, Ros struggled to run her guest house as well as making regular 300-mile round trips to visit her stricken husband. She decided to sell up.

After the sale went through she bought a bungalow in Lime Tree Avenue, Tile Hill, where the 56-year-old now cares for Trevor and his mother, who suffers from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Nominating her, Ros's sister-in-law Debbie Butterworth said: "Ros is one in a million. She cares for Trevor and my mum round the clock, often with limited sleep. She looks after her granddaughter through the holidays and she wouldn't have it any other way.

"And she still bakes cakes for her neighbours, simply because she says: 'It's nice to be nice'.

"I know there are lots of people out there doing just what she does every day, but how she has the energy to be there for so many people completely amazes every member of our family. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Note: primary sources have slightly different requirements for citation. Please see these guidelines for more information.

Cited article

Caring Ros Keeps It in the Family; AWARDS: Sister-in-Law Is 'One in a Million'
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
Items saved from this article
  • Highlights & Notes
  • Citations
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Search by... Author
    Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.