Young caregivers ‘exist in the shadows,’ offer crucial help

Therapist Sarah Sutton, right, listens to an animated Keaton Kotiya, 9, as is brother Ronan Kotiya, 11, sits and listens during a counseling session in Plano, Texas, Friday, April 8, 2022. Caregiving for their father with ALS is a task that children like Ronan and Keaton take seriously and something that their mom hopes will shape them into empathetic, strong young men. But getting there first involves a daily struggle to balance being a kid with living in a very grown-up world. Sutton has seen the boys regularly for a few years. She's been trying to get them to recognize all the emotions hitting them and realize where they are coming from instead of keeping everything bottled up. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Young caregivers ‘exist in the shadows,’ offer crucial help