Bethany Durham has a bachelor’s degree in Communication and a passion for storytelling. Her writing for Catholic Charities has included blogs, newspaper and magazine articles. She enjoys telling client stories in a way that captures the humanity and emotions of those she writes about. When she’s not working, Bethany loves to spend time with her two cats, hike and sing karaoke.
Even before children say their first words or take their first steps, they are looking to their parents for guidance on how to navigate the world around them. Parenting is a major responsibility, and it’s not unusual to feel overwhelmed. But with the support of Parents as Teachers (PAT), parents of young children never have to feel alone.
For those who are recovering from a recent injury or surgery, the cost of medical supplies can pose a major financial burden. Having to locate and pay for needed equipment can add stress to an already difficult situation.
Medical equipment like wheelchairs and walkers can be extremely expensive to rent. Also, programs like Medicare and Medicaid often do not cover these items.