Answering the Call: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Joanne Clough still isn’t up to snuff. She maybe shouldn’t even really be out of bed. Just a week or so ago, the 61-year-old Camp Hill resident was taken by ambulance to UPMC Pinnacle West Shore Hospital after complaining of a bad chest cold for more than a month. Turns out, Clough had pneumonia, though everyone, including her doctor, believed she was simply exhausted from running around after her granddaughter, Carter, who is two. Clough has been looking after Carter pretty much single-handedly since December 3, 2016, when Clough’s daughter, Emily, died of an overdose.

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