En español | AARP Studios presents Care to Laugh, a feature-length documentary on Jesus Trejo, a rising star in the comedy world who is pursuing his dream while caring for his aging parents.
Jesus' world is flipped upside down when his mother, Adelaida, undergoes emergency surgery to remove a brain tumor. Later, the family receives more devastating news: Jesus’ father, Antonio, is diagnosed with stage 2 colon cancer.
Transforming adversity into comedy, he uses his life experience as material for his routine. When his set catches the eye of producers at The Late Late Show with James Corden, Jesus may have scored the big break he’s been banking on.
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Of the estimated 40 million unpaid family caregivers in the United States, about 1 in 4 are millennials.
- 73 percent of millennial family caregivers also have a job, a proportion higher than any other generation.
- In addition to working, they spend, on average, 21 hours a week caring for loved ones — the equivalent of a part-time job (53 percent of millennial caregivers work full time; 31 percent work part time).
- 54 percent say their caregiving role affects their work in a significant way, and most also say that neither their supervisors nor their coworkers know that they have caregiving responsibilities.