Jessica Root of Waikoloa, Hawaii had been caring for her longtime boyfriend, now fiancé Erich Brockmoeller. He is a Marine infantry veteran. A veteran herself, Jessica (Air force veteran) provides physical and emotional support to Erich who struggles with severe Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS). Jessica was recently selected by the Elizabeth Dole Foundation to serve as a Dole Caregiver Fellow to represent the state of Hawaii. As a Dole Fellow, Jessica will share her personal story to bring vital attention to the tremendous challenges caregivers face and advocate for America’s military and veteran caregivers.
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