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Celebrate caregivers

Give hope and joy

Becoming a family caregiver is the ultimate act of love and selflessness. But it comes with challenges, taking a toll on the caregiver’s physical and emotional well-being.

Wishes spark hope and joy

Your gift can help family caregivers feel renewed and reconnected, bringing them hope and joy to last a lifetime.

We are proud to join forces with UnitedHealthcare Hearing as the presenting sponsor of our family caregiving campaign to celebrate and support those who endlessly give their all to care for loved ones.

Wish recipient Mary reunited with son and grandson on playground

Vevelyn and Benny travel to the beach

After their parents passed, Vevelyn dropped everything to become Benny’s full-time caregiver. Through all these years, she’s longed to relive a special family memory by visiting the beach together.

“We will never forget this trip,” she said. “Benny’s smile was priceless. Seeing him so happy was a blessing.”

Bill bravely rides the waves

Bill has dedicated himself to creating an environment where Michael, his beloved son living with developmental disabilities, can grow and thrive. On top of his selfless commitment to his family, Bill has led an extraordinary nautical life but was never able to pursue his fascination with whitewater rafting.

After two exhilarating days on the water, Bill left feeling renewed by the fulfillment of his lifelong dream.

Wish recipient Mary reunited with son and grandson on playground

Helping family caregivers get the most from life’s moments

Two out of five wish recipients have provided unpaid care to a loved one—many of whom experience hearing loss.

Like Ray, who didn’t let hearing loss stop him from recording an original song in Nashville.

Barbara gets wowed by whales

While overcoming many troubling obstacles in life, Barbara’s North Star has been giving to others. When her husband was diagnosed with dementia, Barbara retired early and devoted herself to his care. After he passed, she took on caregiving for her brother even though they hadn’t spoken in over 40 years.

Her one wish through all these years was to experience the wonder of whale watching in Alaska, and the experience did not disappoint.

“It was the best thing in the world,” she exclaimed. “You can’t get any happier than this!”

Wish recipient Mary reunited with son and grandson on playground
Wish recipient Mary reunited with son and grandson on playground

Geraldine reunites with family

“I will do anything for anyone who needs help,” Geraldine said. And she’s been true to her word.

When her mother became sick, Geraldine moved home and spent 20 years caring for her. When her husband became ill, she provided care around the clock until his tragic passing at age 43. And when her sister died prematurely, Geraldine cared for her nieces and nephews as if they were her own.

Geraldine’s deep love of family inspired her wish to see her son and niece again in person—a family reunion that would be cherished for a lifetime.

Hearing Solutions from UnitedHealthcare Hearing

An estimated 48 million people in the United States live with hearing loss. Treating hearing loss can help lower an individual’s risk of becoming depressed and withdrawing socially and help prevent loneliness and isolation.

The good news is that about eight in 10 hearing loss cases are treatable. Hearing loss can be a sensitive subject to discuss with your loved ones. If you’re caring for someone with hearing loss, find tips and resources to help.