MPW.67 / 2015 Trish Adams, Mrs. Fix-it by Yeong-Ung Yang
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Yeong-Ung Yang New York, N.Y.
Team Cliff & Vi

Story Summary

Trish Adams is a 36-year-old mother of two who now has taken on the role as the primary breadwinner. Fifteen years ago, she married her high school sweetheart, Karl Adams II, 38, who recently was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. With Karl’s diagnosis, Trish's daily routine as a working mom hasn’t actually changed. She now has the added responsibility of taking care of mounting medical bills— all this on top of coping with Karl’s condition and changing family dynamics.

“He’s the Mr. Fix-it, fixing everything for our home. Now I don’t lean on him as much as I used to…” said Trish, who is now becoming the new Mrs. Fix-it for the family.