Katherine has a sister she never knew existed until she was 12 years old. A sister, who is profoundly disabled was placed in an institution as a young child. Katherine reconnected with her and has become her guardian.
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Katherine: A Guardian For Her Sister With Profound Disabilities
Katherine has a sister she never knew existed until she was 12 years old. A sister, who is profoundly disabled was placed in an institution as a young child. Katherine reconnected with her and has become her guardian. Surprise When Katherine was 12 years old she was...
Valerie and David: Down Syndrome
Typical of that time era, David and his wife were encouraged to place their daughter, Sharmi, who had Down syndrome in a state institution. They chose to keep Sharmi at home. A decision David is grateful for. Sharmi’s sister, Valerie, eventually became her...
Kellie: Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy
Twins, Kay and Kara, were born with Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy. Their sister, Kellie, shares her experiences of having a sibling with a disability.
Laura and Devin: Down Syndrome
Laura and Devin had only been married for three years when Laura’s youngest sister, Annie, came to live with them. Annie has Down syndrome and was 13 years old when her mother passed away. Laura and Devin share the positive impact Annie has had on their family...
Jennifer: Down Syndrome
Jennifer’s whole life has been shaped by her sister, Vanessa, who has Down syndrome. She wishes everyone could experience the wonderful life she has had.
Having a sibling with autism and epilepsy was difficult for Stephanie for many years. However, she loves her brother dearly and is very grateful for him.
Nathan: MPS II
Having a brother with MPS was challenging for Nathan growing up. He is now taking his experiences and helping others who have a sibling with a disability.
Will: Down syndrome and Autism
Will has three older siblings and all of them have a disability. His childhood wasn’t “normal” but his siblings have shaped him into who he is today.