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Watch Alan Gerstel of the Education Network (T.E.N) report on the American Association of Caregiving Youth's (AACY) kick off celebration of going national. 

Don't see the video? Try going to http://www.youtube.com/v/ITx-D6bFwLA&hl=en&fs=1


Follow the link below to view Brian Williams' Nightly News story:

Study: Young caregivers lose childhood

More than 1 million kids age 8-18 care for sick or disabled relatives

By Janet Shamlian
NBC News
updated 7:48 p.m. ET, Thurs., April 6, 2006

Janet Shamlian

CHICAGO - Vincent Glaviano seems older than 16. He makes meals, handles household chores and helps his mom, Ann-Marie, with medicine.

Ann Marie Glaviano has lupus. And from the age of 10, her son has been her caretaker.

"When my mom got sick, my life totally changed because I was no longer just the child in the family," says Vincent. "I had to be a pseudo-parent."

Read the rest of the story and watch the video  at www.msnbc.msn.com/id/12188835/






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