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Help, I've Fallen and I Can't Get Up: The Epedemic of Compassion Fatigue (A Deeply Personal Story)

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Help, I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up!   All I can say is it hit me like a lead balloon. Maybe a ton of bricks. It hit hard. Really hard. I was  jolted out of my comfort zone, blasted into reality. This is how it happens. It’s been going on in my own family, but I’ve been fortunate enough to be living at such a distance, I can easily pretend it isn’t real, well—except for constantly thanking my own stepdad for bearing the brunt of it all. He’s been there, by choice, and quite lovingly, caring for my mother...

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