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NC woman treks through Gainesville to raise awareness of caregivers for elderly
Teri Swezey, a North Carolina resident, knows the stresses of caring for an aging and ill parent. She cared for her late mother, who battled dementia, during the last years of her life. In April, Swezey started a 3,000-mile walk across America to raise awareness and funds for seniors and their caregivers. She reached Northeast Georgia on Thursday and is headed to California.
In her neon reflective vest, it’s hard to miss Teri Swezey walking along the shoulder of highways and state routes. With the jewel-toned pinwheel sticking up from her backpack, it’s clear that she’s trying to get the attention of passers-by. But she certainly isn’t looking for a lift.