- - Tuesday, May 5, 2015

When Jennifer’s brother, Army Specialist James Smith, was wounded by an IED blast during combat operations in Mosul, Iraq, the list of impairments was long, and to most military caregivers, all too familiar: TBI, PTSD, elbow replacement, hearing loss, migraines and other complications. What James found in his sister was something special: a devoted caregiver, trained through the Easter Seals and Wounded Warrior Project caregiving classes and mentorship program. An Elizabeth Dole Fellow, award-winning author and recipient of the President’s Volunteer Service Award, Jennifer has become a passionate advocate for military caregivers. She is also the proud mother of a United States Marine.

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