Supportive homes and communities

Invisible angels

October 20th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in news & views

youngcarers19lf4245Most kids their age would be involved in after-school activities or hanging out at the mall. These adolescents, however, go home to look after a family member with a physical or mental disability. Their contributions are largely unheralded, Elizabeth Renzetti writes, and many have complex needs of their own

Abbigail Wright-Gourlay’s life is different from the average 14-year-old’s. She babysits and has a paper route, two things that are common enough for a teenager. On top of those jobs, though, she has another, much less visible one: She is a caregiver to her twin brother, Andrew.  Read the rest of this article at The Globe and Mail…

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