Military Caregiving

Confessions of a Caregiver – Blog Series


The ‘Confessions of a Caregiver’ blog series spotlights family caregivers who are working to care for their wounded warriors while meeting the everyday challenges that come with life after the military. Their inspiring stories and strength in overcoming adversities is a true testament to the nature of the military caregiving community.

Read their Stories!

Nikki Stephens, “The Dual Caregiver”
Nikki is a dual caregiver to her husband, Marine Corps Veteran, John, and her son who has special health care needs. Nikki shares her caregiving journey as she cares for her husband who has sustained multiple injuries due to his time in the service and their five children, including their son who has been diagnosed with autism.

Tabitha McCoy, “444 Days in the First Year”
Tabitha is a former military caregiver to her husband, SGT Steve McCoy. In this mini-series, Tabitha shares her personal story of caregiving, loss, grief, and transitions, as well as insight and advice for both professionals and family caregivers as she recounts the 444 days following her husband’s death in June 2008.