A Christmas miracle took place at a Teesside care home when a previously bed bound resident got up to sing Three Times a Lady. Vera Huitson, 94, spent her first six weeks at Ingleby Care Home being cared for in bed. She didn’t talk or interact with the other residents but has since become the life and soul of the home’s activities and celebrations. Despite struggling with her mobility, she was determined to join entertainer Norman Thompson for a rendition of the classic Commodores song at the Christmas party. Supported by care staff, she stood in front of residents, staff and visitors in the home’s lounge to sing along, remembering every word.
Vera said: “I was determined to make sure I got up and danced because I love dancing.”