JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Caregivers say it is hard to explain what they experience from day to day.
"You don't really know what everyday is gonna be like," said Kristle Helmuth.
Helmuth fits the profile of a 'Hidden Hero.' She is a caregiver.
"It is not a husband/wife relationship anymore," she said, "We're almost like a mother and child, making sure he is eating because he will forget to do that."
For the past few years, Helmuth has been caring for her wounded husband.
"We have to make sure that he is getting the medications," she said, "but there also has to be a husband/wife relationship there."
She said when her husband Nate returned from Iraq, he was not the same person she married, the father of her children.
"We want to have a normal life. I don't want my kids to say we can't do this because my dad is injured," said Helmuth.