When I was four years old my youngest sister suddenly got sick. My mother was in the hospital with her for much of that whole year. At four I only knew that mommy wasn't home alot. I didn't really understand what was going on.
Five years later I finally understood what was really going on when my mom was at the hospital. Sara was well by then and my other sister, Katie, was diagnosed with a mild case of asthma.
Three years after that Katie's mild case of asthma became a very rare type of asthma. She first stopped breathing at school. No one told me what was going on. The reason- the only way I found out was because I overheard two teachers talking about why we had to take a different way to our classroom. I was scared and confused. A few weeks later Katie had a second Cardio- Respiratory Arrest. This means her heart stopped working when she stopped breathing. She was taken to the hospital. She stayed there for two weeks. I had to live at my aunt's house. Every night I cried myself to sleep because I thought that no one cared about me, that I was not important, that the only one who listened to me was my stuffed bear. I was so lonely and frustrated. I started this web site so that I may be able to help others in this same situation, and to let them know that they are truly not invisible to all- SOMEONE DOES CARE!!!!!
A place of support for siblings of children with chronic or life-threatening illness.