Safiya is an amazing woman who balanced being a working mom to an active 3 year old and taking care of her husband, Marques. Marques was only 26 years old when he was diagnosed with a stage IV lung cancer. Safiya and Chase were by his side for every treatment at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. Safiya was willing to risk losing her job so that Marques would not have to spend his last days alone.
Safiya was nominated by nurse navigator/social worker Jessica Fox to receive a gift from CaringOn. “Safiya has had to face a part of life no one should have to at her age. She is in her 20s, taking care of her love as he fights an aggressive tumor and they raise their toddler. She now faces being a widow and a single mom.”
CaringOn honored Safiya with the give of rest with an overnight stay at a downtown hotel at the Inner Harbor. “This is exactly what Marquis would want for me.” Said Safiya about her late husband. “He always wanted me to go to a hotel, get some rest and not to worry.”