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Meet Connie
Connie Siskowski's group provides support to hundreds of young people who are caring for ill, disabled or aging family members. Video Video | Extra Video | Update | Tribute Video
The story behind the Hero
At 13, Nickolaus Dent is his mother's primary caregiver. He's responsible for the grocery shopping and cooking. He cleans the house. He does all the laundry. Full story | Photos
Get involved
Want to get involved? Check out the American Association of Caregiving Youth website and see how to help. Get involved | Support the cause
Exploring the issue
Thousands of children are responsible for taking care of a loved one. But too often, experts say, these young caregivers suffer in silence. Full story