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.
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...
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 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’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.
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 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.