My name is Sarah Brin. I'm a writer and curator in Los Angeles. I was the first person to ever put a bandana on a Golden Retriever. You can email me at sarahbrin (at) gmail dot com.
When you see your friends with sick or special needs children, stop thinking they don’t want to discuss their children or that the kind thing is to act as if you don’t see what is going on. Here is what you say to parents like me: “I think of you so often.” Please don’t say, “You are my hero and I don’t know how you do what you do.” We are not heroes, we are obligated to do this and if you found yourself in the same circumstances you would be no different than us.