Sue & Micah Hetrick

Micah Hetrick is 22 and has Down syndrome. His mother, Sue, works full time and cares for him. Micah, who recently received his high school diploma and volunteers in his local library, has the assistance of a provider through Medicaid. Thanks to this service, Sue can work to support the family and Micah has access to opportunities that he otherwise would not.


Without this assistance, I would be at home to full-time ensure Micah’s health, safety, transportation, and quality of life. If I weren’t able to work, I would end up on public assistance. And it’s as simple as that.
— Sue Hetrick

Micah Hetrick, a young man with Down syndrome

Sue Hetrick, Micah's mother and caregiver