This is My Sister (2012) – By Jason S. Lockard

In the 1950s the stark reality of special needs children was life in an institution, such would have been the fate of Mary, if not for her mother that said; after seeing the institutions, "not our Mary!" So as Bernard Siegel once said, "No Matter what the statistics say, there is always a way." The family determined within themselves to take care of Mary and make her life as happy as they could possibly make it.

Filmmaker Frank Caruso in his film "This Is My Sister", takes us on a journey of parents who were not willing to just put their child away. Two sisters who love their special sister with undying love and a very special lady named Mary Fisher who even though she had down syndrome lives a full and productive life.

This film is will have you running the gambit of emotions you’ll find yourself crying one minute and singing along with Mary the next. This is an incredible story of love, sacrifice and devotion. As Frank Caruso himself said, “Without love, you have no home.” And Mary has a loving home.

This is a film everyone should see. So I highly recommend you head over to and watch the trailer of this impactful film. It very well may change the way you see special needs children forever.

Moral Rating: Parental Guidance
Genre: Documentary
Length: 61 minutes
Released: 2012
Our Rating: A