Wanting to care for your child is a basic instinct for most mothers. All the more so when that child has a chronic condition, like the son of today’s guest—a Wisconsin mother who asked that we not use her last name. Carol’s adult son has Multiple Sclerosis (MS), but he refuses to let Carol care for him. She says their relationship wasn’t always strained. On the show, Carol reflects on how she and her son arrived at this impasse and she tells us how she navigates her relationship with her son now. She shares her concerns for her son’s future, and tells us why she still fundraises for MS but is more invested in advocating for criminal justice reform in Wisconsin. Carol is the President of MOSES (Madison Organizing in Strength, Equality and Solidarity).
Music: “L’Etoile danse (Pt. 1)” and “Blind” by Meydan | CC BY | Free Music Archive