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Nov. 22, 2019

TOPIC: Featured News, Patients & Members, Patient Stories

Rare Caregivers Corner: Debra’s Story

Posted by Valaree DonFrancesco

One of the first caregivers to participate in the Rare Caregiver Respite Program, Debra shared with NORD how she used her award.

“I was able to meet and have dinner with one of my Peace Corps friends. We hadn’t seen each other since we left Romania in June 2001! I think Mom enjoyed having someone else besides me around for a while too, so it was good for both of us,” said Debra. “It was such a blessing to know that my Mom was being well taken care of while I was away. Thank you so much NORD for providing this opportunity for me and other deserving caregivers!”

Debra encourages others to apply for the program. “Sign up! Every caregiver needs respite and NORD is paying a caregiver to take care of your loved one so that you can have that respite and not worry about anything!”

For more information on the program, click here. To apply, call 203.616.4328 or email [email protected]

Debra and her friend from the Peace Corps enjoying their visit.