The founding of Guardian Angel was a result of tragedy and love. In the summer of 1993 Sam & Faye Kassab were living in Dryden, a small town in Lapeer County. One evening Sam was taking his children to a church program. Danny (then age 7) was so excited that he jumped out of the car first and proceeded to cross a country road when he saw a car coming toward him. He ran across the road to avoid being struck while the driver, trying to avoid hitting Danny, inevitably struck him. The devastating impact left the seven year old severely injured. Within minutes three registered nurses, who happened to be at the church program, rushed to the scene. One of the nurses proceeded to perform CPR on Danny, and her effort was attributed to saving young Danny’s life. Instantly, the family changed forever. Their once active son now became a ventilator dependent quadriplegic requiring 24-hour skilled nursing care.
After several months of hospitalization both in and out of state, Danny came home where a “qualified” home health agency would care for him. Sam and Faye thought this was a great idea. However, a couple of months later Danny was hospitalized again from the lack of skilled care he was receiving. The family changed Agencies and brought Danny home. Again, the same problems arose: lack of quality skilled nursing care and many shifts left uncovered. The idea to start a home care agency was crossing their mind. They were very frustrated and saddened that they could not get qualified services for their son. Thus, Guardian Angel was established with a sincere commitment to provide the best quality services with a strong focus on the client.
Sam & Faye truly believed it was Danny’s Guardian Angels [the 3 nurses] that kept him alive that evening, hence, the name Guardian Angel Home Health Care
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Quality Care Mission Statement
“When my son was severely injured in a car accident I had no idea how overwhelming his care could be. I also found that there was a great need for qualified and caring personnel in the home care field. This was my inspiration to form Guardian Angel Home Care. It is with great pride and understanding that I offer these services with the sincerest commitment to quality care to those in need.”
Sam Kassab, Founder of Guardian Angel & Danny’s Dad
The D-MAN Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization
Dedicated to enriching the lives of families and individuals with physical and mental disabilities.