Day 16: A song that holds a lot of meaning to you

‘He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother’, the version of which I know is by The Hollies, is a song that holds special meaning to me. My older brother has both epilepsy and an intellectual disability (we assume it’s Angelman’s Syndrome, but we have no official diagnosis). Although he was born, for want of a better word, “normal”, he started, as my Mum puts it, “developing backwards” at around 18 months old. However, since he’s three years older than me, I’ve always known him to be the complicated, beautiful, and equal parts frustrating and amazing person he is today. I’ve had people feel sorry for me before, growing up in a household that is very different to many others, but to be brutally honest, I’ve never felt burdened. After all, “he ain’t heavy, he’s my brother”.

-S

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