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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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Willa Mae Carter Cared for by Mercy Faceson of Kansas City, MO

I took care of Mrs. Willa Mae Carter for approximately 2 1/2 years. I started out by visiting without any family members even knowing I was there. Mrs. Carter was in early stages of dementia and no one knew. I began to take her on errands and cooking and cleaning for her. I worked for free for about 6 months because she was like the grandmother I never had. She always tried to give me money and I told her that if she wanted to hire me, I would take an early-out from the Postal Service to ca...

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My Grandma Mary Billups

Cared for by Mrs. Lisa Sterrett of Phoenix, AZ
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In Memory Of Mrs Piaquadio

Cared for by Mrs. Dottie Hill of Galeton, PA

In Memory Of Mamie R Langston

Cared for by Ms. Charlotte Moody of Atlanta, GA
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In Memory Of Fanny

Cared for by Ms. Ruth Rogers of San Juan Capistrano, CA
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In Memory Of Leo Falke

Cared for by Mrs. Jennifer Smith of Lebanon, IN

In Memory Of Edwin Smith

Cared for by Mrs. Julie Manis of Independence, MO

My Mom Stella Marlene McKean

Cared for by Ms. Heather McKean of Finikburg, MD

My Mom Ruth V. Walker

Cared for by Mrs. Sheila Cooper of Indianapolis, IN
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In Memory Of Not a Sr. my son (Edward)

Cared for by Ms. Vermonkida McNeal of New Orleans, LA
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My Client Janet

Cared for by Ms. Jania Simmons of Baltimore, MD
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