Caring for Our Wounded Warriors

“I thought I was going to spend the next few years dreaming about retirement, not taking care of my injured son.”

So said a woman in her early fifties to me at a party several years ago, as she described her life as a new, full-time caregiver. Returning from a tour of duty in Afghanistan after two years, her twenty-something son faced an uphill battle recovering from a traumatic brain injury and partial leg amputation.

Read my essay Caring for Our Wounded Warriors.

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