RENÉE C. BYER/rbyer@sacbee.com

Staff Sgt. Kelly Strong has leaned on his wife, Kornelia, to survive years of struggle since returning from Iraq with a traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder. "Now, you're going to find out what kind of soldier's wife you're going to be," she recalls telling herself. "We went through everything together." Now, she's getting help from a new federal program for caregivers of injured veterans.

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