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This is a collection of caregiving story submissions from our readers. Caregiving demands physical, mental and emotional stamina and the ability to meet new challenges daily. Both Family Caregivers and Professional Caregivers are able to find support by sharing their experiences with other Caregivers. We invite you to inspire others by sharing stories about your caregiving journey.
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Edwin J. Songy Cared for by Brittany Songy of Metairie, LA

Not too long ago I got a call saying my grandfather had a stroke and was in the hospital. I was in shock! For as long as I can remember, I thought my grandfather was invincible. He owned his own company, had a beautiful family, and was the healthiest man I knew. I immediately quit the job I had just to move back home and take care of him. On top of that, he has a quadriplegic son to take care of, who is my godfather. They are both like my father! They both looked after me growing up, but now it...

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In Memory Of Miss Mary

Cared for by Ms. MaryAnn Hudgins of Portland, OR
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My Mom Mary

Cared for by Ms. Rosemary Starkey of Apopka, FL

My Grandpa Harold Jones

Cared for by Ms. Renee Coss of Hanford , CA

My Client Helen Reese

Cared for by Mrs. Crystal Boyce of Oaklyn, NJ
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In Memory Of William W.

Cared for by Ms. Michelle Dugger of Rochester, NY
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My Dear Friend Katie

Cared for by Mrs. Sade Afolabi of Tampa, FL

My Client Robinson

Cared for by Ms. Renee P of Winston Salem, NC
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In Memory Of Mr. Mahoney

Cared for by Ms. Allison Gonsalves of Cape Canaval, FL
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In Memory Of Ruth Baskin

Cared for by Ms. Anastacia Yorrick of Queens, NY
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My Client Sarah Baugh

Cared for by Ms. Sarah Baugh of Portland, OR
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