DeKalb middle schoolers vow to abolish 'r-word'
DeKALB – The doctors told Marielle Ostling's parents that giving birth to her twin brother would be a big mistake.
Ostling's brother was born with cognitive and physical disabilities, and from day one, he's been a huge part of her life, she said. She loves him, and she's saddened that the challenges he faces aren't limited to his medical disabilities.
"I can remember in high school, I found some students who were picking on my brother and calling him and his friends 'retards,' " Ostling said.
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