Over 1.3 million American children are stepping forward as frontline heroes.

Caring for family with tough medical conditions, they provide emotional, physical, and financial support that often goes unseen.

Follow five stories of kids across the US caring for a loved one...
Follow thier stories across the United States...
Follow thier stories across the United States...
Allen Family
Deryn “lives in the heart of America.” But when she gets home she puts on her dad's legs, the same way she has since she was eight years old.
Allen Family
Deryn “lives in the heart of America.” But when she gets home she puts on her dad's legs, the same way she has since she was eight years old.
McMinnville, Tennessee

Allen Family

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Kapanui Family
The Hawaiian word “kuleana” (responsibility) defines Kaleo and Kamaile’s work caring for their grandfather. College is on hold. Grandpa is the only family they have left.
Kapanui Family
The Hawaiian word “kuleana” (responsibility) defines Kaleo and Kamaile’s work caring for their grandfather. College is on hold. Grandpa is the only family they have left.
Waimea, Hawaii

Kapanui Family

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Alvarado Family
Brian’s hair and skin began to fall away. That's when his preteen daughter, Rhianna, started defending him against his bullies.
Alvarado Family
Brian’s hair and skin began to fall away. That's when his preteen daughter, Rhianna, started defending him against his bullies.
Long Beach, California

Alvarado Family

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Ploof Family
Jenna often remembers being homeless herself. She juggles caring for her ailing father, teen sister, and newborn son.
Ploof Family
Jenna often remembers being homeless herself. She juggles caring for her ailing father, teen sister, and newborn son.
Howell, Michigan

Ploof Family

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Grier Family
Camille always lit up her grandfather's eyes every time she walked into the room. These days, her beloved "Pop Pop" needs her help.
Grier Family
Camille always lit up her grandfather's eyes every time she walked into the room. These days, her beloved "Pop Pop" needs her help.
Wexford, Pennsylvania

Grier Family

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