Brayden (10) has an 8 year old Brother, Matthew, who has autism. Mom, Joanne Alexander, credits Brayden and the special bond the two brothers have, for the progress and achievements Matthew makes.
In an assignment Brayden wrote “I am unique because my brother is special and he wants to be like me.”
Brayden accepts that his younger brother is special, and embraces it! When his brother lost his favorite book “Pete the Cat”, and Matthew's birthday was nearing, Brayden spent three weeks making a new book for him, writing, drawing, and colouring each page as he remembered it.
Two brothers share a love of family, of friendship for each other and Brayden makes it clear this is normal.
Thanks Emily Rowley for nominating this “Best Big Brother”!
Thanks Joanne Alexander for letting me share the story and providing the great pictures!
Thanks Ron for doing this post justice!