I caught a Today show story about this exciting new campaign by the Elizabeth Dole Foundation while working yesterday:
Anyone who is in the situation of caring for a Hero at home can access resources here:
There are many beautiful and human stories of Carers and their Veterans. Robert Grier touches my heart, as he cares for his beautiful Father who is a 100% service connected disabled Veteran.
His Dad was in the Air Force and a Civil Rights pioneer who helped to integrate sports. His Father was also the first person of color to play in the Sugar Bowl for the University of Pittsburgh in 1956. Robert first became a Caregiver in 2011 when his Mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.
This story is relatable to me as someone who is generally caring for Veterans in the elder population.
Here is a beautiful story of Army Staff Sgt. Chaz Allen and his wife, Jessica. Jessica has become Chaz’s full-time Caregiver since he had both legs amputated above the knee and lost one of his elbows after stepping on an IED in 2011 while serving in Afghanistan. She also helps home school the couple’s two daughters, Deryn, 14, and Ryann, 11, at their house in McMinnville, Tennessee.
This story is good to know as I connect with younger Veterans and their Carers.
Thank you Today Show and Hidden Heroes for these very encouraging resources and stories. I encourage everyone to join Hidden Heroes and get community resources that we might bear one another’s burden.
Have a blessed day.
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