Most Deserving Mom Contest

With over 270 entries including beautiful stories of motherhood and kindness, we want to congratulate Ume Maggio, winner of our very first #MostDeservingMom contest!

     Meet Ume Maggio

Ume Maggio

The submission with Ume Maggio’s story:

“My mom is an inspiration for more reasons than I can list. She has always been the one to take care of everyone else and not think of herself. When I was a teenager my grandmother (father’s mother) became very ill with colon cancer. My mom took her sick mother-in-law home and cared for her until she passed. Every day she would change her, bathe her, feed her and pray by her bedside. Then a few years ago my dad became ill with colon cancer and my mom stood by his side, went to every treatment and held my father’s hand through his recovery. My mom works full-time and takes care of all the grandchildren several days a week. That includes helping financially with my son, her oldest grandchild with his college visit prospects, and the younger kids with clothes, diapers and milk. Not only does she take care of her husband and the grandchildren but she also sends all, and I mean all, leftover money back to her home in Korea to help her mom and family there. These are only a few examples of how my mom takes care of everyone but herself. Don't even get me started on how she feels about animals and how she would bend over backwards to save and take care of any stray she finds. Strays also including humans, especially on holidays with her cooking.” – Ashley Meyer (daughter)

#MostDeservingMom Contest

The Roosevelt New Orleans, a Waldorf Astoria hotel recognizes and shares our deepest appreciation for all mothers worldwide and we want to thank everyone who participated in helping us bestow upon one special individual a small token of our gratitude! This Mother’s Day we offered the gift of a lifetime to the “Most Deserving Mom" by allowing individuals to nominate one’s mom, friend, neighbor or any mom who they feel deserved this gift! Anyone would be eligible to share their favorite story or heart-warming examples of the many ways this special person has been a devoted and selfless light in someone’s life.

The winner will receive:

  • An overnight stay at The Roosevelt New Orleans
  • A luxurious treatment at the Waldorf Astoria Spa
  • Full breakfast at the Fountain Lounge

Nominations closed on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 and an official announcement of our contest winner will be through our Facebook page on April 26, 2017.

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