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A Caregiver Story: Surviving Amidst Loss

by: Kathi Koll on

While on active duty in the military, the life of Jacqueline's son was cut short. The loss hit the whole family hard, but it had a particularly strong effect on Jacqueline. She already suffered from both bipolar and post-traumatic stress disorders, and she also had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and spinal disc degeneration among other health issues. Her daughter Jessica stepped forward to care for her mother, but the transition has not been easy. With the advent of Covid-19, Jessica‚Äôs new job as a dance teacher was no longer available. Her mother also had to move acros more