When Dr. Yona Lunsky’s older sister was a toddler, it was recommended that she be placed in an institution. Her sister had a developmental disability.
Instead, her family decided to take her home.
These days parents aren’t given those same recommendations but it can still be a hard choice for resource-strapped families.
Lunsky remembers making decisions to incorporate caring for her sister in her life, like when she chose to live closer to home.
“It’s not that you’re being held back, that you’re going to live in the same city as your sister. It’s just that that’s what you’d want to do,” she said.
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