Nettie Roberts has been an angel on earth to those around her. She is a mother, a sister, a friend, and a caregiver. She has been a Certified Nursing Assistant at The Willows Care and Rehab in Woodbridge for 26 years and has selflessly taken care of so many people in need in our community. She is humble, compassionate, and selfless, and these traits can be seen in her daily interactions with her patients, families, and friends. She is constantly working to make others’ lives better and for years has been an inspiration and tower of strength to everyone around her. In 2003 Nettie was diagnosed with Stage 3 right breast cancer, and after a gallant fight and 10 years being cancer free, she was diagnosed with Stage 2 cancer of the left breast in 2014. She underwent a double mastectomy, and has worked 2 full time jobs as a caregiver to make ends meet all while maintaining a positive attitude each and every day.
After 26 years of service, Nettie is retiring from the Willows as her health has taken another unfavorable turn. We here at The Willows want to show Nettie that she is not alone. She has given so much of herself to those around her and we want to give back to her. We are raising money to help with medical and living expenses as changes in her health are permitting her from working. The staff at the Willows gathered together to create phenomenal raffle baskets that are being sold at The Willows. Raffle tickets are $1 each or $10 for 12 and 100% of the proceeds will go to Nettie to help offset the expenses she is facing.
The raffle ticket sales will be held in the Willows Lobby at 225 Amity Road, Woodbridge, CT Monday-Friday from 8am-5:30pm until March 10th. We are asking the community to please come out to purchase raffle tickets or donate in any way you can. Any support you can give will be enormously appreciated by Nettie and the entire Willows team!