“A military caregiver is a family member, friend, or acquaintance who provides a broad range of care and assistance for, or manages the care of, a current or former military service member with a disabling physical or mental injury or illness.” — RAND Military caregivers study.
This insightful letter from a military caregiver is a deep and powerful insight into the mind of someone who lives every day to help others but is often overlooked themselves. We all strive to support veterans, but we cannot overlook the invisible helpers who are rarely thanked for what they do. A disabled veteran is not the only one affected by this life-changing moment. It’s important to keep that in mind.
We urge you to read this open letter from military spouse, caregiver, and IVMF teammate, Amy Taft.