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A Caregiver Story: A Lack of Personal Time

by: Kathi Koll on


Last fall, Aminta’s husband, Jorge, had a heart attack, and two months later, he suffered a stroke.

Since then, she has had no personal time. She’s been forced to miss her own medical appointments to care for him, and she desperately needed someone to occasionally take over the many tasks involved in his care, including bathing, dressing, grooming, and toileting.

She applied to The Kathi Koll Foundation for assistance and received $1,500 in respite hours.

“The words ‘thank you’ just don’t seem to be enough to express my heartfelt appreciation,” Aminta said. “Self-care was nonexistent, but now I have time to care for myself. Please accept my total gratitude, for the chance to join humanity again.”

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