People with ME/CFS endure hurdles every day.
Some people with ME/CFS have caregivers who help make their lives a little bit easier. (We wish everyone with ME/CS had caregivers.)
Caregivers are unsung heroes. Thank you to each and every one of you!
We urge everyone to set aside political views for a while as you read excerpts of this U.S. Presidential Proclamation.
“Presidential Proclamation — National Family Caregivers Month, 2012
NATIONAL FAMILY CAREGIVERS MONTH, 2012
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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Our Nation’s health care professionals provide essential medical services to millions of Americans, yet they do not shoulder their responsibilities alone. Family members, friends, and neighbors devote countless hours to providing care to their relatives or loved ones. During National Family Caregivers Month, we recognize and thank the humble heroes who do so much to keep our families and communities strong.
Across America, daughters and sons balance the work of caring for aging parents with the demands of their careers and raising their own children. Spouses and partners become caregivers to the ones they love even as they navigate their own health challenges. Mothers and fathers resume care for children returning home as wounded warriors. Friends and relatives form networks to support loved ones with disabilities. All of them give selflessly to bring comfort, social engagement, and stability to those they love.
National Family Caregivers Month is a time to reflect on the compassion and dedication that family caregivers embody every day. As we offer our appreciation and admiration for their difficult work, let us also extend our own offers of support to them and their loved ones.
you can read the full proclamation here: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/11/01/presidential-proclamation-national-family-caregivers-month-2012
Thank you caregivers (of every sort – family, friends, etc.)!