Isaiah loves to sing – he even has a karaoke machine at home. He also loves volunteering and has missed helping out in his community. While the state remains locked down because of COVID-19, Isaiah has decided to use his voice to lift the spirits of others.
With the support of Heidi, his self-directed staff person, Isaiah has chosen to go “Corona Caroling.” While staying safely inside his vehicle to maintain social distancing, Isaiah pulls up to the homes of people who wish to see him.
He honks for them to come outside or near their windows and then sings some of the songs he loves. His favorites include “The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow” from Annie, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” from The Wizard of Oz, “Cups (You’re Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone)” from Pitch Perfect, and “Let It Go” from Frozen.
Isaiah goes out “Corona Caroling” a couple times each week with his staff. They will travel anywhere within 30 miles of his home in Allegany County if someone needs their day brightened.
“Not only do the individuals we serve need us – we need them too,” says Heather, Isaiah’s Care Coordinator at Person Centered Services. “Isaiah brings joy to a lot of people’s hearts.”
Heather was deeply moved when Isaiah visited her home to carol. He even came with a sign he made to show her just how much he misses her. She continues to check in with Isaiah from a distance to support his goals. She is grateful that her work empowers him to be the inspiring person he is!