My eyes jolt open, and I am awake before the alarm can set off. I leave my kids with my husband, gather up a thick binder and planner full of medical records, and a snack for the trip. As I pull in the driveway and park at my mothers house, I check my planner one more time, “Yup, he’s got a doctor’s appointment alright.” My mom has already been awake a few hours earlier...
It’s a little past midnight, and I’ve just come home from my apartment in Los Angeles for another weekend family visit. It’s late in the evening and Tommy has just fallen into deep sleep from his seizure medication. I see my Dad laying on a stiff army cot that’s placed right next to Tommy’s bed. My father is a man of many worries, and can never sleep soundly, not...
ShieldHealthCare Essay Contest
Prompt: Why Caregiving is Rewarding to You? Grand Prize: $1,000 I just submitted two essays for this contest. I have two mentally challenged brothers, so I submitted one for each. For Tommy (19), I wrote it from my perspective and how I see my Dad taking care of him. For David (16), I helped m Sister write from her perspective and how my Mom is the caretaker. We have to write on behalf of...
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