“Abled does not mean enabled. Disabled does not mean less abled.” ― Khang Kijarro Nguyen

This is a blog about my experiences as a sibling to the best little brother who happens to have down syndrome. We’re here to share our stories, resources, advice, and love!  I love my brother and how he affects my life. He has literally shaped me and has taken control of my life and I want to share it with you! 

Get to Know Us:

  • We are five years apart
  • Our parents are from El Salvador
  • We live in NOLA
  • We have a lot to share!


  • Joel is nearing adulthood (how scary!)
  • He loves Marvel and Doctor Who
  • He loves to dance and play basketball



  • My name is Raquel
  • I work for people with developmental disabilities
  • I’m a twin
  • Joel is my life


To try and teach Joel some skills as well as raise funds Joel’s vocational program, we started making soaps, candles, greeting cards, and more to sell at local craft fairs and flea markets.  He is currently on a 14+ year waiting list for funding and was a rated as a 1 (basically they say his needs aren’t that great because he has a living family that can help him.)  I’ll explain this more in a later post. You can check out some of our stuff at our shop or you help us out by donating below.  Thanks.





Donation for Joel’s Vocational Program

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