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Rosetta Marsch is a full-time working mother of two and caregiver to her ailing parents. Rosetta’s life is challenged by an effort to cope with the responsibilities of her eight-year-old daughter’s newly diagnosed Tourette’s Syndrome, her mother’s diabetes and her father’s developing dementia. “They call me the sandwich generation. But if I wasn’t busy, I would be bored,” says Rosetta. With strength and positivity, Rosetta sacrifices her time and energy to ensure that the health of her loved ones remains stable.
After a walk, Rosetta brings her father back to the house her parents have been living in for 54 years. With her father’s developing dementia, she worries about his lack of hobbies and tries to take walks with him as much as possible.
Rosetta and her husband Doug bring Serenity to her weekly chiropractor appointment. Serenity experiences back pain from the tics brought on by her Tourette’s Syndrome and the chiropractic visits help manage the pain.
Rosetta’s husband rubs oil on Serenity’s neck. Rosetta has chosen to take an herbal path in keeping Serenity’s Tourette’s at bay. She finds that the oil, made of frankincense, lavender, eucalyptus and valerian roots, calms Serenity’s symptoms.
Rosetta holds a sleeping Serenity in the car ride home from her son’s football game, two hours away from Trenton. Late nights are particularly difficult for Rosetta because her mornings start at 5 am.