Valarie Williams snuggles with Jovanda Pope. Jovanda is 26 and was born with cerebral palsy and severe epilepsy, as well as being legally blind and believed to be deaf. She is non-communicative and thought to be intellectually disabled, and is incapable of caring for herself. She lives with Valarie, a speech pathologist in West Babylon. Valarie is her Family Care Provider and Valarie's mother, Shirley Washington, cares for Jovanda while Valarie is at work.