Struggling To Care For Disabled Adults At Home

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Tamara Welter, mother of Olivia Welter
Joseph Shapiro, NPR investigative correspondent
Molly Hofmann, advanced practice nurse for the pediatric home ventilation program, Children's Hospital of Illinois

Olivia Welter has been severely disabled since birth. She's received round-the-clock intensive care at home. As of her 21st birthday, she was no longer eligible for state-provided coverage. Her parents now struggle to provide the care that has kept their daughter healthy all these years.



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