Kerri and Kenny met at Brookhaven Health Care Facility. He bought her coffee every day, and always added a “smiley face” to the lid of the cup. One day, when Kerri was helping a resident, Kenny handed her a piece of paper and said, “Here’s my number.” They started texting regularly and then made it official by dating. They’ve been together for over two years. When asked if it was “love at first sight,” both said a resounding “yes!” Kerri said he has an overwhelmingly positive integrity and he shows up for her consistently every day. Kenny says she is the most nurturing and caring woman in the world.
Andrea and Matt have been married for three years. Matt was a caregiver to Andrea’s neighbor. One day, he knocked on her door to see if “all was well with his client’s niece.” Andrea admits it was not ‘love at first sight,’ but a spark did ignite.
Each brought one child to the relationship, and then they added a third. Matt proposed by getting on one knee in front of Andrea and their son and asking both of them if they wanted to marry him. Although they try their best not to go to bed angry, “a few times they let [their] anger get the best of them.” Andrea says Matt is the most loving, attentive man. He puts his heart and soul into his family. Matt says Andrea shows her love through all she does for the family. She is the glue that keeps them whole. They say communication is the secret to a happy marriage. Matt added that his wife is ALWAYS right. Andrea said she would marry him again. Matt laughed, saying, “I got tricked once; why not again.” 🙂
Amanda was born in Kenmore, NY. She had 2 brothers Larry and David and a sister named Laura. She was very close to her siblings. She graduated from North Tonawanda High School. She then went to Niagara/Orleans BOCES. She took up Building Trade/Repair. She was one of the first women to accomplish this trade. She was a proud woman. She worked in a few different schools throughout her lifetime. In her spare time Amanda enjoyed watching wildlife, scrapbooking and playing games. She also loved the outdoors. She went camping several times at Darien Lake and loved nature. If Amanda could give the youth a piece of advice it would be: “Give life your best shot.”