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Local woman's giving spirit recognized with Distinguished Hoosier award

Charles Sizemore of Fort Wayne arranged for Aimee Bell, the nurse practitioner caring for him and a friend, to be recognized with the Distinguished Hoosier award for her caring attitude toward them and her other patients. (Courtesy of Charles Sizemore)
Charles Sizemore of Fort Wayne arranged for Aimee Bell, the nurse practitioner caring for him and a friend, to be recognized with the Distinguished Hoosier award for her caring attitude toward them and her other patients. (Courtesy of Charles Sizemore)
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The award was signed by Gov. Mike Pence.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 12:01 AM
She's bought them groceries when their cabinets were bare and purchased needed medical supplies for them with her own money. She took one man to see his mother at a senior center.

Aimee Bell, a nurse practitioner with M.D. to You, sometimes also brings coffee to Fort Wayne resident Charles Sizemore and his friend when she comes to make her scheduled medical checks on them.

"She's just a wonderful human being," Sizemore said.

His efforts to recognize her for her caring attitude resulted in Bell receiving a Distinguished Hoosier award, which Sizemore planned to present to her today. The award recognizes people for significant contributions to their community because of their "sense of responsibility, commitment and concern for others."

Sizemore, a disabled artist, wrote a letter to local Indiana Rep. Phil GiaQuinta late last year seeking help in recognizing Bell. Sizemore later received a large, Distinguished Hoosier award certificate in the mail that had been signed by Gov. Mike Pence after Pence had been elected the incoming U.S. vice president.

Sizemore said Bell is very generous with her time and resources, even though she is busy with work, raising a family and teaching Sunday School at her church. He has talked with some of her other patients, and they all say she is just as nice to them.

"I wanted to show her we appreciate her," Sizemore said.

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