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  “Thinking Through VA Benefits and VA Care – A Resource for Veterans with ALS & Their Caregivers” is a project I have been dedicated to for the past two years. The goal is to help our veterans with ALS, and their caregivers, to avoid some of the mistakes we have made; to understand how […]

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The photograph was taken January 18, 2020, at Federal Point, Ft. Fisher, North Carolina. This is a self-assigned photograph for an ongoing documentary of Thomas J. Ward. Tom is a veteran of the Marine Corps, 1972-1975. In June 2010 he was diagnosed with service-connected Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, ALS. I have been photographing Tom’s painting and […]

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When respite calls, we should listen. Merriam-Webster dictionary defines respite this way: an interval of rest or relief. As caregivers, we know how challenging it can be to find the time to rest or have relief from our responsibilities. How does one know when they need respite? Seems like a silly question, like don’t you […]

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