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A Caregiver Story: A Need for Respite

by: Kathi Koll on

Often, full-time caregivers have no time to care for themselves.

This has been the case for Maria, 58, whose 80-year-old mother suffers from dementia.

Maria’s income barely covers her bills, and for eight years, she has had no extra income to hire someone to take over so she could take a few days off or at least get a few hours of respite. Then she applied for a grant from The Kathi Koll Foundation and received $1,500 in respite hours.

“I cannot begin to tell you how much this grant has meant to me,” Maria said. “The gift of this treasured grant allows me some rest each week, and/or time to run errands. When our caregiver arrives, I am able to leave with peace of mind. Thanks from the bottom of my heart for providing funds for our angel each week.”

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