Heather Niles

Heather Niles

This is Heather Niles, my sister. She passed away one week ago; it still feels like only moments ago. I don’t know how I feel about her death, expected though it was. I loved her and hated her as only a sister could. I pay tribute to her tonight: the moments we had and the [...]

Sisters Even in Death

Some of you may or may not know much about my big sister, Heather. She has a rare genetic disease called FOP or Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva. This is where muscles and ligaments turn to bone. It only affects a person’s mobility. There isn’t any intelligence deficient or changes to her being a big obnoxious sister. I [...]

Five Drafts Later. . .

I have five drafts sitting on my blog dashboard from the past couple months just waiting for me to publish. The problem is I hate them all. They either sound more whinny than usual, reveal too much for the internet, or are just rubbish. Let's hope this one goes better. My sister has been in and [...]