I Don’t Want Your Pity, but I Do Need Your Understanding

April 4, 2023

Episode 268

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Description: Meet MOMC guest host, Jake, who is a high school senior and a youth caregiver. Listen as he shares his story as well as advice on how to support Hidden Helpers.

This program is powered in part by Wounded Warrior Project® to honor and empower post-9/11 injured service members, veterans, and their families.

Show Notes:



Jacob Dickson Adkinson is an 18-year-old from Mesa Arizona. In 2003 Jake’s dad Dave was deployed to Iraq. There he developed illnesses due to chemicals and burn pits. Jake helps his mother take care of his dad and has grown up faster than most. He is a thoughtful and determined son who works hard to make bad situations better.

Jake has found a passion in taking care of others and is studying nursing next year at Northern Arizona university.  He connects and bonds with military members and their families. He cares deeply for service members and their sacrifices. Through love and determination, he has found strength and continues to devote his strength and time to others.

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