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Hundreds of children in Palm Beach County are youth caregivers

Jacob Gutierrez helps care for mother, grandmother

Hollani Davis

A HIDDEN POPULATION: Who takes care of the kids who have to take care of sick family members? The American Association of Caregiving Youth, based in Boca Raton, is fighting to secure the same benefits and compensation for Youth Caregivers that adults who take on the same responsibilities receive. Check out this #LetsHearIt story on WPTV.

“Sometimes I just want to go back to when I was a natural kid and didn’t have to worry about all this stuff.” ~ Jacob Gutierrez

Life can deal some deafening blows. But what happens when you’re a kid and don’t have life experiences to draw on to help you wade through the challenges?

A group based in Boca Raton has been working to be the answer. Click for the full story and video: