After Sgt. Chess Johnson was shot through the eye while fighting in Iraq, he was devastated to learn he was no longer fit to serve. Returning home with a brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder, he drank heavily, abused drugs, and raced his motorcycle at dangerous speeds.
When Jacki and Jeff Lindstrom had their first child, Julia, they looked forward to a happy life for her. But at age 4, Julia was diagnosed with a rare and incurable genetic disease that causes severe behavioral problems and stimulates hormones that make her feel ravenously hungry.
By Catherine Traywick
Elizabeth Princesa is a Filipino immigrant and caregiver who devotes her time and attention to an elderly hospice patient. She is also the victim of a loophole in US law that deprives her of basic rights, including minimum wage, overtime pay, and meal breaks.