Stuck at Home
Pam Hunt has been extra cautious since the pandemic hit. Her 25-year-old son, Yehoshua, has Trisomy 13, a genetic disorder that can cause seizures, decreased muscle tone, and skeletal abnormalities. Yehoshua is deaf-blind, has cognitive disabilities and relies on the use of a wheelchair.
Keeping her son safe from COVID-19 means forgoing social gatherings, talking to visitors from their cars, and limiting trips out of the home to what’s necessary, such as doctor appointments or grocery shopping. Hunt said that the lives of immunocompromised people and their families, like hers, would change a lot if the mask mandate were put back in place.
A hard worker Skye retired at an early age after struggling with depression. She built a tiny house in a rural town in Denmark to start a new life with her ex-boyfriend. Then one day, he disappeared. She never heard back. Skye is left alone with the tiny house that reminds her of all the hopes in the past.
People with Autism Find a Way to Talk
The video shows how a simple letter board is helping Ian's family communicate and understand each other.
Published on USA TODAY in 2019.