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A lifelong sacrifice: Documentary shows life as a military caregiver

September 13, 2019


THE PATRIOTS HAVE 34 PLAYOFF
WINS. THE CHIEFS HAVE 9. THE PATRIOTS HAVE WON 5
DIFFERENT SUPER BOWLS SINCE
2001. THE CHIEFS HAVE WON ONE SUPER
BOWL IN 1969. KELLY: MILITARY CAREGIVERS NEVER
STOP SERVING. IF THEIR LOVED ONE IS INJURED. SOMETIMES THEY SERVE FOR LIFE. KMBC’S ROB HUGHES TALKED TO
LOCAL FAMILIES ABOUT A
DOCUMENTARY THAT EVERYONE NEEDS
TO SEE
>>WE NEED TO SEE THEM. THEY ARE DESPERATELY NEEDING TO
BE SEEN. ROB: CAREGIVER SHAWN MOORE IS A
FORMER POLICE OFFICER WHO
RESPONDED TO A CALL AT HER OWN
HOME. SHAWN’S HUSBAND, BRYAN, AN ARMY
VETERAN, TRIED TO TAKE HIS LIFE.>>THERE IS SOMEONE 24/7 THEY’RE
MAKING SURE THAT THEY DO NOT
TAKE THAT AWFUL STEP. ROB: SHAWN STARTED CAREGIVERS ON
THE HOMEFRONT. A CHARITY THAT SUPPORT
CAREGIVERS FROM ALL ERAS, GINA
HILL IS A CAREGIVER. HER HUSBAND ALLAN, AN ARMY
VETERAN, BATTLES PTSD.>>YOU DO NOT WANT THEM TO FORM
OF JUDGMENTS ABOUT THE PERSON
YOU ARE CARING FOR. SO YOU TEND TO BOTTLE IT UP. ROB: BOTH WOMEN ARE IN THE
WEIGHT OF HONOR. A DOCUMENTARY THAT FOLLOWED THEM
FOR FIVE YEARS.>>WE WILL SEE FIRSTHAND WHAT IS
BEHIND THE SMILES. ROB: YOU DON’T HAVE TO WEAR A
UNIFORM TO SERVE. BY HELPING CAREGIVERS YOURE
GIVING BACK TO THOSE WHO GAVE SO
MUCH FOR US.>>THANK THEM FOR WHAT THEY ARE
GOING THROUGH. KELLY: THE WEIGHT OF HONOR IS
BEING SCREENED THIS SATURDAY AT
6:00 PM, AT THE REGIONAL POLICE
ACADEMY IN KANSAS CITY,
MISSOURI. IT’S FREE. FOR MORE ON CAREGIVERS ON THE
HOMEFRONT, STOP BY ROB’S KMBC
FACEBOOK PAGE.>>EXCLUSIVE LIVE RADAR AND
NINE-DAY FORECAST SO YOU’LL KNOW
FIRST. THIS IS FIRST ALERT WEATHE

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