From patient care to family caretaker: Virginia Keiser University student pursues new career in health care

A person’s daily routine can include a number of ordinary tasks. Going to work, household chores, and running errands can all piece together the day-to-day.

But for Trisha Booth, an average day is anything but ordinary.

“It’s a joy to be able to give her a life that she probably would have never had,” said Booth.

For the last eight years, Booth has been caring for her niece, Jennifer, at their home in Newport News, Virginia. Jennifer has Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy found in children, requiring full time care. There is no cure.

Booth describes it as

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