My sister, Soraya, has special needs and sees a lot of doctors and therapists at Cincinnati Children’s. Many times each week she has appointments. You help her walk, practice eating and help her with her sensory sensitivities. You have helped her through many health struggles and saved her life. 

You have also helped me! Thank you for creating programs for siblings, who spend so much time at the hospital.

Programs like SibShop and Siblings with a Mission have given me the opportunity to meet other kids who have a brother or sister with special needs. We gather, play fun games and have pizza. It’s wonderful to talk to other people who share similar experiences. It helps me learn more about how to help my sister, and I truly enjoy it.

You showed me I am not alone. There are many, many people who have a brother or sister with special needs. It makes me feel better knowing this. It also provides a sense of comfort to me to know that there are ways to help people with disabilities, including my sister, Soraya. 

I give thanks to you, Cincinnati Children’s, and all who support the hospital. Thank you for all you do.

Yasmeen