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    Sen. Murray, Sen. Collins, Rep. Langevin Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Support Military Caregivers

    Legislation provides resources to caregivers who care for wounded, ill, and injured veterans  Bill reflects many recommendations of RAND study revealing the challenges faced by caregivers (Washington, D.C.) – Today, Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) was joined by veterans, caregivers, and advocates as she introduced legislation to help those who care for wounded, ill, or injured veterans. The Military and Veteran Caregiver Services Improvement Act would expand the types of resources available to

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    #DoleFellow Meets with Secretary McDonald

    Last month, I was granted a wonderful opportunity to meet with the Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald. A few weeks prior, my caregiver coordinator called me to ask if I would want to meet with him when he visited Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital (aka Bedford VA Hospital). I, along with another military caregiver, was able to speak directly with the Secretary about issues facing military caregivers, as well as present a few possible solutions. Secretary McDonald surprised

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    Elizabeth Dole Foundation Announces 2015 Caregiver Fellows

    The Elizabeth Dole Foundation announced its new class of military and veteran caregivers selected for the 2015 Elizabeth Dole Foundation Fellows program. The Foundation’s Fellowship is a national program comprised of military and veteran caregivers who have stepped forward to serve as advocates and spokespeople for the 5.5 million parents, spouses, children and other loved ones caring for our nation’s wounded, ill and injured warriors. A list of the fellows and the states they represent is below.   In

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    How do I start Advocating?

    A recent question within the Hidden Heroes Caregiver Community generated a lot of responses and ideas: How do I start advocating? I, like many caregivers started by advocating for my husband within his treatment plan. Then, over time I branched out to share what I knew with others and eventually became a Caregiver Fellow with the Elizabeth Dole Foundation. I have been able to share not only mine and my husband’s story, but the stories and concerns of others. It is my way of giving back and

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