I have the honor of being a guest blogger at CAREGIFTED‘s website. CAREGIFTED is an organization that “grants respite to long-term family caregivers, and works to greaten public recognition of their gifts to society, as well as of their historically unprecedented numbers.”
CAREGIFTED was founded by Heather McHugh, a nationally known poet and teacher, and the recipient of a MacArthur Genius grant. Please read more about how this organization came into being at their website. Providing a week’s all paid vacation to long term care providers is simply a radical and unique approach to helping families of profoundly disabled or chronically ill children.
I will be alternating my blog posts every other month with Jeneva Burroughs Stone, also a long term caregiver and writer. She blogs and writes about disability at Busily Seeking 2.0 and is currently writing a memoir.
This month’s blog post (coming out soon) at CAREGIFTED, features an interview I did with Kim Poston Miller, a mother of two children living with Juvenile Arthritis and the author of the book Living with Juvenile Arthritis: A Parent’s Guide. I hope you will take some time to peruse all of these sites for information about parenting kids with long term illness and about respite opportunities for caretakers.