Warren Wilson faculty member Heather McHugh has started a non-profit, Caregifted, which provides week-long getaways to long-term caregivers of disabled family members.  Available trips include an island in Maine, Napa, California, and Victoria, BC.

“They’ve changed my definitions of love — as parenthood does in any case — but with these guys, it’s even a notch beyond amazing, what they give, day in, day out– because it doesn’t end except with their own deaths or the deaths of their loved ones.  You should see their joy at getting one week off to BE cared for.”

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