Siblings Speak – Marisa’s Tribute

Posted by on Dec 12, 2012 in Blog, Siblings Speak | 2 comments

Marisa Pasquini shares her memories of her brother Rick in our Siblings Speak blog. It’s been almost 6 months since my brother Rick passed away. I am grateful that I got to spend so much time with him and that his passing was as peaceful and painless for him as possible. It was an amazing process to experience him saying good bye. Rick talked about his memories of people and places. He told everyone that he loved them. He was always happy to...

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Siblings Speak – Ruth Baker

Posted by on Jun 18, 2012 in Blog, Siblings Speak | 2 comments

Ruth Baker (8 years old) shares more of her feelings about her brother Nathan: Nathan is my favorite brother. I guess he is extra special because he is the only one I’ve got. I like him a lot. I bet you are wondering what he looks like. He has blue-ish/gray-ish eyes, and very blond hair. He likes to run and run and run. He loves animals and tools and games of all kinds. Nathan loves to watch the garbage truck that comes once a week. He really...

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Siblings Speak – Marisa Pasquini

Posted by on May 17, 2012 in Blog, Siblings Speak | 4 comments

Marisa shares her thoughts about her brother Rick on our latest Siblings Speak blog: My brother Rick is dying. He is 58 years old and was diagnosed with cancer in January. His body is fading quickly, but he just gets sweeter as the weeks go by. Rick participated in a day program for over 35 years and would rarely miss a day. He is the type of person who likes routine, and had a definite schedule that he stuck with every day. After work, he came...

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Siblings Speak – Ruth Baker, 8

Posted by on May 10, 2012 in Blog, Siblings Speak | 8 comments

Our second Siblings Speak blog guest writer is 8 year old Ruth Baker!  Thank you Ruth for sharing your thoughts with us! My brother, Nathan is 4 years old. He came to our family as a newborn and we adopted him when he was 9 months old. When he was a baby he had red hair and bright blue eyes. Now he has white hair and his eyes are getting darker. The things that I enjoy about him are that he is funny, he is almost always happy, he is cute and is...

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Siblings Speak – Julia Weitzman, 7

Posted by on May 3, 2012 in Blog, Siblings Speak | 3 comments

Introducing our newest blog category – Siblings Speak!  This will be a collection of thoughts from siblings of people with disabilities.  We are thrilled to introduce our first guest writer – Julia who is 7 years old.  Julia thank you for sharing your thoughts with us! You are a great big sister! Hannah and Julia playing together It is really fun having a little sister with Down syndrome. She is really fun to play with. She...

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