CHICAGO (CBS) — Parents of special-needs children in Illinois will soon get some relief from the financial burden of the care their kids require.
“It’s the kind of thing that you just don’t think is going to happen to you,” said Patty Vasquez, whose 10-year-old-son Declan has severe disabilities. He can’t speak, and might never be able to function above the ability of a 2-year-old.
She said the financial burden of caring for Declan keeps her up at night.
“I was at a fundraiser, and one of the moms just out of nowhere said, ‘All I know is, I can’t die first,’” she said.