A few months ago Lauren Bernstein
uncharacteristically commented on a @bonniejenniferjewelry Instagram post that caught her attention. That post was of of a woman with her sibling who has a disability.
Lauren and Bonnie instantly connected over a private direct message & much to their surprise had a lot more in common than a sibling with a disability. They discovered they went to the same high school, lived around the corner from each other and both parents were familiar with one another. When they decided to dive deeper into a scheduled phone conversation they realized they had faced similar challenges and had the same passion for their siblings’ well being.
They both agreed they are fortunate to have the best resources and financial support available for their siblings, as their parents provide and advocate for them daily but they were concerned for those that are less fortunate.
Caring and worrying about family members with disabilities is increasingly shifting towards siblings as the baby boomer generation ages. The end goal is to start a charity to alleviate these circumstances for those who need it, but for now they are helping however they can. Lauren and Bonnie are providing direct aid to a person whose primary caretaker is their sibling. For this event, they will be giving 15% of sales to gift a family who needs an essential accessory or device for their care.