The war in Iraq had only just begun when the truck Betty’s husband Greg was driving hit an improvised explosive device and flipped several times. His injuries resulted in terrible headaches, neck and back pain, and shrapnel in his legs that couldn’t be removed. But like a warrior, Greg returned to his unit a few days later to complete the remainder of the tour. Upon returning home, Greg was only able to spend four months with his family before deploying for another yearlong tour in Iraq. Over the course of his second deployment and through his posting to a base in Germany, Greg’s symptoms and pain began increasing in severity. He wasn’t properly diagnosed until he was discharged from the Army. Now, Betty is Greg’s caregiver while also a full time student and full time mother to six children. Betty shares their story with other families struggling in the hopes of expanding the benefits and support to military caregivers and their families.