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High 5: Big sister honored for helping her brother

By Alex Boye | Posted - Oct. 14, 2011 at 10:55 a.m.


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KAYSVILLE -- This week KSL honors a big sister who goes out of her way to stand up for and encourage her little brother.

Izabella Fluhrer of Kaysville is 10 years old. Her mom, Rachel, says Izabella is an amazing person with the capacity to love unconditionally and to look for the positive. She also tells KSL Izabella acts like a second mother to her 7-year-old brother, Carson, who has a rare brain disease and congenital muscular dystrophy.

Rachel nominated Izabella for a KSL High 5. She says Izabella is one of the strongest people she knows. She's grateful for the help Izabella provides and the example she sets.

"She thinks that everything she does, he should be able to do, even though he can't walk or talk. So, she does it for him," Rachel said.

"I think he's a great brother," Izabella told KSL. "I like to help him and I like to see him every day. I feel like I should treat people the way I want to be treated."

Carson and Izabella have a strong bond which comes from the fact that Izabella has always believed in him, stood up for him and encouraged him to keep on trying.

As a thank you, Izabella received a gift basket from our High 5 sponsors, Les Schwab.

If you know someone who deserves a High 5, share your story here.

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