Four-Legged Hero Blog Archive on September 12, 2009, 15:20

by Martha Lee Halstead, age 12

Fifteen-year-old Ellen Holwell stuffed a light sweatshirt into her already full bag. Her mind was still reeling from the conversation she had just had with her mom.

“Honey, I don’t know how to tell you this, but this is going to be the last summer that you’re able to go to Aunt Rose’s, so make sure to make it the best visit possible. We’ll need you to stay home next year and take care of Rory, or else find a job to help pay for someone else to watch him.”

Her nine-year-old brother had autism and had to be observed at all hours.


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