The Agewyz Podcast with Jana Panarites
About This Show
Author and caregiving guru Jana Panarites interviews experts in the field of aging and America's unsung heroes: people caring for family members, friends or relatives amid the demands of their own lives. In these frank and lively conversations Ideas are sparked, information shared and stories told--of setbacks, triumphs and unwavering courage. As one of America's 40 million+ caregivers herself, Jana believes caregivers must have a voice in shaping the policies and programs that affect them, and that by sharing our stories caregivers can shake up America's system of care, which is based on a bygone era, and help create new models of care based on the reality of our lives today. Every caregiver has a story. Click here to share yours: http://www.agewyz.com.
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Help Our Wounded (HOW) Founder and President Rosalinda Babin is one of a growing number of parents caring for their veteran sons and daughters. The Iraq war was less than a month old when Rosie’s son, Alan “Doc” Babin, sustained a near-fatal gunshot wound serving on the front lines as a paratrooper medic in the Army’s elite 82nd Airborne Division. In today’s show, Rosie shares the powerful story of how Doc clawed his way back to life after his catastrophic injury, how her family’s life changed and how advocating for Doc affected her own health. She also tells us about her non-profit HOW, which helps military families with emergency financial assistance. The organization grew out of Rosie’s experience with Doc during his seven-month stay at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, where she saw firsthand the many roadblocks military members faced in trying to get veterans benefits. Rosie also tells us how, fourteen years after his injury, her son Doc has defied medical expectations.
Find out more about Help Our Wounded: https://helpourwounded.org
Music: “Burning Light” by Ketsa | CC BY NC ND | Free Music Archive
Rated 5 out of
Engaging and entertaining
Date published: 2015-08-23