Shirley had a typical mother-daughter relationship with her 14-year-old, Jackee. Then, an accident with a train led to an amputated leg, numerous surgeries, and further health complications for Jackee. Shirley’s life changed forever. Five years later, Jackee remains a force of positivity and optimism, and Shirley has developed a close bond with her that goes beyond typical motherhood. See their story.
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November is National Family Caregivers Month. This year, Seniorlink is honoring caregivers by recognizing them as “The Heroes Among Us.”
Family caregivers are being recognized. There are signs that their voices will continue to be heard.
When her husband was diagnosed with stage 2b pancreatic cancer, Liz O’Donnell accepted the role of “full-time caregiver” to go along with mother, daughter, wife and professional for the second time.
Season DaSilva is a nurse at Seniorlink based in Massachusetts. Over the past three years she has been her stepfather’s primary caregiver. This is her story.
In order for me to keep living during caregiving, I have to keep working. I support myself and if I don't keep my paid speaking gigs, I don't get paid. This is my story being a caregiver.
Yvonne Quinones-Reyes is a registered nurse at Seniorlink based in Merrillville, Indiana. Outside of work she cares for her father, Ivan Quinones, 72, a Vietnam War veteran recently diagnosed with dia
I was like most other 16-year olds growing up in Norwalk, Connecticut: navigating high school, homework and friendships. Though, there was one major exception that set me apart: I cared for my 91-year
Life decided that I was going to be a mom, but not just a regular mom, I was going to be a mom to boys with special needs, my son's, Joey and Michael.
My “first” Elaine was a perfect wife, mother, grandmother and teacher. My “second” Elaine’s world is small. She doesn’t know my name or our history, but she’s still gentle and sweet.
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