We have reasons to believe that what you are about to read is one of the cutest testimonials ever written!

If you have read our Global Tracheostomy Tube Awareness Week post, you will certainly remember of our lovely Lissandra. Otherwise, you can go check it out by clicking on the hyperlink to learn more about trachs, the ACP’s journey with trach patients, and read about Lissandra’s experience living with a trach tube since she was 3 years old.

This time, we invited Lissandra to write us a testimonial because of a really special occasion. Her favorite caregiver Chiquita, was selected as Caregiver of the Month for August and we thought that a few words coming from not only an amazing patient, but a true friend would be a lovely way to demonstrate our appreciation for this outstanding caregiver.

In case you are not familiar with ACP’s Employee Recognition Program, we highlight our caregivers by electing a Caregiver of the Month every month. At the end of the year, we randomly select the Caregiver of the Year from the twelve Caregivers of the Month. The lucky Caregiver of the Year receives an all-expenses paid cruise to the Bahamas!

Something that we were not expecting was that Lissandra would leave us with such a big smile and a heart full of joy as we read her testimony. For this reason, we would like to share with you the words of love and affection that our dear customer wrote for her caregiver, or rather her best friend.


There is this place called Advanced Care Partners and they found the most incredible nurse in the whole entire world. Her name is Chiquita but I call her Sunshine, I bet y’all are wondering why I call her that.

When I first met her I saw something really special within her. I remember saying to her: “We’re definitely going to be partners in crime,” and every day since she’s been coming here.

Chiquita is the light I’ve been looking for. She is the most selfless person I’ve ever known; she’s always making sure my parents get their rest and always trying to make someone’s day. Her laugh is the most contagious thing ever and specially her facial expressions are my favorite.

What amazes me is that she has never worked with trach patients before and ever since I showed her how I like my care to be done, you would think by now she’s been doing this for a very long time.

She is so smart and beautiful inside and out, her spirit speaks for itself. She is truly a blessing to my family and my parents absolute adore her.

She’s an amazing person and I’m so honored to be doing something so special for someone that means the world to me. Thank you Sunshine for all the blessings you have brought to me and my family and for teaching me life lessons on a daily basis. You have no idea how truly amazing you are and I’m soooo happy to name you as Caregiver of the Month for August.

Love you always, from your Sunshine.

Oh! FUN FACT. Chiquita is never late. She definitely has perfect attendance! 


On behalf of the entire ACP Family, we would like to say our biggest thank you to Lissandra for reminding us of true reason why the entire ACP family strives to exude clinical and operational excellence. Our true goal is finding the perfect fit for our customers and caregivers. Nothing makes us happier than seeing our dear customers as delighted as you are.

Thank you Chiquita for your splendid work and congratulations on the Caregiver of the Month!