Finding My Peace with Sanfillipo — Emily Wallis

Emily Wallis is in her third year as a first-grade teacher living in Houston, Texas. Her sister, Abby, was diagnosed with Sanfilippo syndrome in 2017 at 22 years old, just after Emily finished high school. Emily loves writing about how her life as a Sanfilippo sibling affects her teaching philosophy. She uses her column to bring awareness to life as Abby’s sibling, and what it’s like to be the “big” little sister. She hopes to shed light on the role siblings take in life affected by Sanfilippo syndrome.