youth caregiver illustration

My name is Patrice Marie White, I’m from the UK.

I am a former fulltime caregiver for my late mother.

The other day, I was guided to draw something in a childlike way that illustrates and depicts a scenario faced, both as an adult caregiver and as a child caregiver.

1am  #nilbymouth  #hospitalroom #bloodpressuremachine, #stilldarkoutside #disabledtoilet #hospitabed #Sidetable #Overnightbags ect : A Rough child-like #Illustration #Drawing of #pasttime  #Adultcarer #ChildCarer  #Scenario #Example situation many *have* *will*or *are* facing.

Woman reaching for #medicalnotes #careplan  is me, so is the little girl holding a toy. #TIMELINE #Caregiving #Carer #YoungCarer #Youngcarers the saga STILL continues for many. <3 #neverforget

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  2. Being a young caregiver myself meant it ended my life.

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