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In 1940 side Bob Dole was injured in world war -- Unfortunately in 2010 and the former senator it was back in the hospital here at Walter Reed medical center in Bethesda Maryland and it's.
A round in the rooms were filled with Iraq and Afghan vets.
-- like the former majority leader at sacrificed limbs or mental abilities.
His wife Elisabeth witnessed their suffering firsthand.
You also witnessed another kind of suffering that you say often times goes unnoticed in our society.
In those cases it's unnoticed because they're hidden heroes.
It's the fathers the mothers they spouses and loved ones of the wounded warriors.
The US military says over 700000.
Soldiers came back from Iraq and Afghanistan.
With severe mental or physical injury it's dole says she realized behind each one is a friend or family member.
Who is also sacrificing.
For their country.
-- hidden heroes.
Who are providing.
For the -- the feeding dressing for some of the wounded warriors on the daily basis.
A role mrs.
dole is familiar with as caregiver tore her husband.
And sell out just after they left the hospital three years ago she started caring for military families.
A group designed to give care and support.
To those giving care and support to our country's injured vets.
Like Blair Hughes how.
How important has caring for military families into you know -- -- theory important have a police in the world.
A boy she lost in 2008.
When a balloon exploded on the road leading to Baghdad.
Accuses husband you don't know with a severe traumatic brain injury.
-- -- returned home Blair was forced to abandon her career.
Now takes care of them full time there is a lot of support out there for vets but there's not a lot of support for people like you.
Who are making huge sacrifices.
Right out my hats and without Carrick a track home what went very me me lots and I don't I would be very tragic what happened to hand.
So what can people do who want to help the people who are helping our injured that stands -- please go to Elizabeth.
Dole Foundation dot -- to the web site.
-- I give us your email your -- let us NG the stories of the caregivers and help us to raise the awareness.
Dole says awareness of what caregivers are doing is the first step in getting them the help they need and deserve.
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