Personal Statement: Autistic Brother Jourdain

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essGrowing up with my older autistic brother Jourdain has opened my eyes in many different ways. Our mother said that when Jourdain was diagnosed at the age of 3 years old she was told to institutionalize him because he was would not ever be able to function normally. I am so glad that mom did not listen to the professionals because Jourdain drives me daily to strive hard to be a productive member of society. Knowing him and seeing a smile on his face daily is my constant motivation. Even though my brother has a disability, he is hard working and excels in school and works hard at everything he does and like most little sisters I often fine myself following in his footsteps and trying my best in all my endeavors, I have seen him turn the impossible

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