28-year-old wants to ‘grasp at every moment’ while caring for mom - AARP
Twenty-eight-year-old Hannah Roberts is taking a year off of medical school to care for her mother, Karla Johnson, who was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer last spring. She is one of about 10 million millennial caregivers.
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