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My Sister Cali

Thursday, November 01, 2007 @ 10:08 AM

Hi, I am Jenna Barrett from West Virginia. I am 10 years old and in the 5th grade. I have a sister with Down syndrome. Her name is Cali. Cali is 21 years old. She is a very special person to me. Living with Cali for the past 10 years has been a great experience. Cali has taught me so many things in my life. Whenever I am sick, there's Cali right by my side getting whatever I need. When Cali and I argue, I forget that Cali is a person with Down syndrome. When we get finished arguing, I think about what I have done wrong and what I have said wrong that might have hurt her feelings.

Cali has a green belt in karate and participates in Special Olympics softball. She has a silver and gold medal in softball and two trophies in karate. The good times Cali and I have are just sitting around laughing our heads off, or even just playing together and having a good time. If I didn't have Cali in my life, I have no clue how I would act. I guess I would just be a very lonely person. I thank the Lord that I have Cali in my heart to stay for the rest of my life.

 

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