Wilmarie Dominguez’ son, Nicholas, 12, was born with cerebral palsy, epilepsy and hypertonia. He cannot speak, see or stand.
Yet, Ms. Dominguez says, “he has given me a lot of strength.”
But this strength was not enough to combat her landlord’s threats to evict them. She sought help from Catholic Charities.
Thanks to Catholic Charities’ successful intervention, she can continue caring for Nicholas in their home, pureeing his food so that he can swallow it, changing his diapers and pushing him in his wheelchair to his myriad of medical appointments.
In her world, “there’s no me,” she says. “There’s just him.”
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