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Teen Caregiver Keeps Family Together

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Jupiter, Fla. (WPTV) -

(WPTV) A teenager in Florida is receiving viral attention for sharing how he takes care of his family.

Jonathan Gutierrez of Boca Raton is a high schooler who spends most of his time as a caregiver for his family members.

Jonathan's mom, Jennifer, has multiple sclerosis and his grandmother has pre-dementia.

He helps hid mom with every day tasks and makes sure his grandma takes her medicine.

His brother also has sagittal craniosynostosis, and has had seven surgeries in his seven years of life. 

Jonathan's dad has two jobs, working 60 hours a week to try and provide for the family. So, during the week, Jonathan runs the household.

"Without Jonathan here, I couldn't do everything by myself," Jennifer said. "There's some days I can't lift my head off the pillow."

He helps his younger brother with his homework, makes dinner and does whatever else his mom needs.

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