- 2022 Abby Lessack Caregiver Award Honoree
- Caregiver to her friend Debra and Debra's autistic son
Marcella Palmer served as a caregiver to her friend Debra during her diagnosis. Debra and Marcella became friends through church and have known one another for 20 years. Together they would often visit the sick and provide support to those in need. Marcella has been giving and serving quietly her entire life. Debra describes Marcella as an “angel,” who stepped in to not only help her, but care for her adult son who is living with autism. She made sure that when Debra was diagnosed, she supported her during treatment and beyond. She took on cooking, shopping, cleaning, and other household chores so Debra could fully focus on her health and recovery.