Nine Things I Learned from My Sister

By Laura King Edwards

Some days, it’s hard for me to believe that almost 10 years have passed since Taylor’s diagnosis. More often than not, though, I struggle to remember a world unmarred by Batten disease. But my little sister is a tough cookie, and she’s still fighting the monster. Along the way, she’s redefined “possible” and taught me a lot of what I know about the world.

Here are nine lessons I’ve learned from the sister I didn’t know I needed. 

  1. How to have style.
  2. Taylor with styleHow to turn even pumpkin painting into a dance party.pumpkin painting
  3. How to seek adventure.jet skiing
  4. How to hug.wedding hug
  5. How to help others.playing piano
  6. How to see the world in a new way.feeling the T-rex toe
  7. How to be joyful. ferris wheel
  8. How to be brave.after surgery
  9. How to love.laughing together


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