Friday, November 15, 2013

ABC reports on over 1 million teen caregivers in the US

ABC News reported tonight, after noting that November is national caregiver’s month, presented a teen as person of the week, Chris Miller, in West Palm Beach, FL, who, at age 13, takes care of a 63 year old grandmother. The report said that 1.4 million teens under 18 serve as primary caregivers.  The link to the story (with video) is here. Obviously, keeping up with school could be a problem.  I recall a scene in the movie "October Sky" where the oldest brother volunteers to go to work in a coal mine when the father gets black lung.  That's how it is for some families. 

The report introduced the American Association of Caregiving Youth (AACY), link here
   
Chris was also shown practicing the violin, with considerable talent.  

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