Jessica has been Billy’s #1 advocate since the day he was born. From age six, she was determined to be his best friend, caretaker, and protector. More than 20 years later, their bond remains equally strong–and Jessica remains equally committed to being Billy’s champion.

After living abroad and in several states throughout the U.S., Jessica moved back home to Chicago to be closer to Billy. Recently, she nominated him for her community’s “36 Under 36” list of notable young adults, and was honored to attend the awards reception with him. This summer, she published a picture book about her experiences growing up with a sib, and hopes it will help kids know they are not alone. (“Special Siblings: Growing up with a sibling who has special needs” is available on Amazon.)