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Episode 3: The Vital Support of Post-9/11 Military Caregivers Veterans in America

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Family members and friends who are caregivers to post-9/11 veterans save the United States millions of dollars in long-term care and health costs, but caregiving can be a full-time job. Most post-9/11 caregivers are spouses, many of whom are raising children. In this episode, we'll hear how Jessica Allen navigated the system to re-create life for her family after her husband, Chaz, returned from Afghanistan wounded. We'll also talk to Lee Woodruff, who became a national advocate for military caregivers after her husband, Bob Woodruff, a long-time war correspondent and anchor of ABC World News Tonight, nearly died in Iraq. We'll discuss RAND's landmark study of America's "hidden heroes" with senior behavioral scientist Terri Tanielian.

Family members and friends who are caregivers to post-9/11 veterans save the United States millions of dollars in long-term care and health costs, but caregiving can be a full-time job. Most post-9/11 caregivers are spouses, many of whom are raising children. In this episode, we'll hear how Jessica Allen navigated the system to re-create life for her family after her husband, Chaz, returned from Afghanistan wounded. We'll also talk to Lee Woodruff, who became a national advocate for military caregivers after her husband, Bob Woodruff, a long-time war correspondent and anchor of ABC World News Tonight, nearly died in Iraq. We'll discuss RAND's landmark study of America's "hidden heroes" with senior behavioral scientist Terri Tanielian.

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