My life as a mother and a caregiver to my daughter

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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