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Elizabeth Dole & Easter Seals Team Up to Help Military Caregivers

Elizabeth DoleHere’s something great! A series on Hallmark’s “Home and Family” network is designed to help military caregivers. The series ran the week of Veteran’s Day and focused on the challenges many young caregivers face when their loved ones return wounded on the battlefield.  The series features former U.S. Senator and Cabinet member Elizabeth Dole and Easter Seals CEO Jim Williams.

I learned about the series from U.S. Senator Bob Dole, who just returned from touring all 105 counties in Kansas and was getting in touch with friends.

You may recall that Senator Dole served as the U.S. Senate Majority Leader, a 1996 Presidential contender, and a World War II veteran who received the purple heart for his bravery on the battlefield.

While Senator Bob Dole represents the older generation of war heroes, younger heroes return to their U.S. homeland each week. Some are severely wounded from more recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. When they return, they are oftentimes cared for by younger caregivers – people in their 20’s and 30’s – who didn’t expect to be in the position of caregiver quite so soon in their young lives. Read the rest here.