As the sibling of a sister who suffers from the worst form of epilepsy, I have to extend a huge thank you to NBC’s Parenthood for addressing one of our society’s unspoken issues in this week’s episode; the challenges that come with having a special needs sibling. As depicted in the clip,

Max Comes Home

What this clip touches on is true, even if you’ve done your best to navigate the unique challenges that come with having a sibling whom is subjected to extended or life-long suffering, it still can be really hard, overwhelming even, and you simply have days where you breakdown. My hope is that this clip will be a small catalyst towards the community at large acknowledging the challenges faced, primarily by the one suffering from a mental or physical challenge, and those faced by those whom are striving to love and care for them.