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Who should submit? Over the years, we have been moved and inspired by the stories of caregivers and the sacrifices they make to support those who are living with illness. We know that caregivers are…

Don’t Forget the Pickles
By Dana Starr, 08/01/2021

“It’s taking too long,” my grandmother said. “I’m frying bacon as fast as I can,” I replied. She stirred a spoonful of sugar into her coffee cup. “That’s not what I’m talking about.” We locked eyes….

Making Room
By Cleola Payne, 08/01/2021

I have never packed so many “I love you”s into such a short window of time. My grandmother, Carrie Mae, laid on her death bed as she was transitioning from this world to the unknown….