For five years she has been the primary caregiver for her husband, Chuck, a Vietnam veteran who suffered a stroke secondary to diabetes related to Agent Orange exposure. While the stroke did not affect Mr. Beller’s intelligence and personality, it left his right side paralyzed, and he is unable to talk.
Mrs. Beller, a Southsider who serves as a deputy attorney general for Indiana, advocated for her husband so he would obtain the rehabilitative services that he desperately needed.
“The stories and experiences of our fellows are at the heart of our foundation’s work,” said Sen. Elizabeth Dole. “These caregivers contribute critical first-hand perspective and knowledge, and their personal experience serves to strengthen the work of the foundation and our partners.”