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By Trish Hughes Kreis, Staff Writer
Do not be afraid or ashamed to ask for help.
The government has made these benefits available to
veterans and their caregivers so they will be used.
The country is indebted to our veterans and these
programs are available to help. There are many
ways to thank a veteran for his or her service
(personally saying thanks or buying them a cup of
coffee, for instance) but providing care to both the
veteran and their caregiver is, by far, the most
thanks we can give as a country.
Trish Hughes Kreis is a freelance writer and
full-time Legal Administrator who coordinates the
care of her disabled youngest brother, Robert.
She advocates on behalf of Robert in order to keep
him as healthy and happy as possible and has managed
to persistently navigate the maze of social services
and government programs available to help him.
Most importantly, she keeps Robert in a steady
supply of Word Search books and 7-Up and entertains
him by being on the losing end of many card games.
She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or
through her blog