Xavier’s Story

My name is Xavier, and I am a young caregiver. I’m caring for my brother who is 12. He has autism and is almost nonverbal. His brain hasn’t developed as other kids his age and is mentally much younger than his actual age. For example, I have to help watch him,...

Tony’s Story

My name is Tony, and I am a young caregiver. I care for my mom who deals with mental health challenges. I mainly provide emotional support to help her get through tough times. I also help look after my baby brother to give her a break. It makes me feel so sad to see...

Tatianah’s Story

My name is Tatianah, and I am a young caregiver. I cared for my dad who had cancer. I helped him mainly by taking care of my younger sister. She would feel lonely and scared if she was alone, so we would watch TV, play with her toys and draw together. I also helped...

Rachel’s Story

My name is Rachel, and I am a young caregiver. I am caring for my brother who has cerebral palsy and is in a wheelchair. He is two years older than me, so in theory, I have always cared for him. When I was younger, I mainly helped him by getting him his toys, but now...

Pearce’s Story

My name is Pearce, and I am a young caregiver. I mostly care for my mom who has Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and who is in a wheelchair most of the time. I don’t think much about that I’m a young caregiver. But I do a lot of things around the house to be helpful; I water...

Nina’s Story

My name is Nina, and I am a young caregiver. I care mostly for my two younger siblings, and in some way also my mother. We were all in an accident a few years ago and my mom got some injuries. Because of this, it can be difficult for her to walk, she can’t drive me...