Peter was born deaf and blind, so his family has always seen and heard the world for him.
POV: He’s My Brother airs Thursday, January 25 at 11 a.m. on WXXI-WORLD.
Christine’s brother Peter experiences his world through touch, smell, and taste. Now 30 years old, Peter’s family is having trouble finding the proper care for his multiple disabilities. He’s My Brother explores how the family works to assure him a dignified life once the parents are gone – and Christine’s own uncertainties about one day becoming his primary caregiver.
This film is presented as part of Dialogue on Disability, a partnership between WXXI and Al Sigl Community of Agencies – in conjunction with the Herman and Margaret Schwartz Community Series. Dialogue on Disability is supported by the Fred L. Emerson Foundation with additional support from The Golisano Foundation. The weeklong initiative runs January 22 through January 28, 2024.
WXXI and Al Sigl have been hosting Dialogue on Disability since 2005. In 2014, with the support of businessman and philanthropist Tom Golisano and the Golisano Foundation, Move to Include™ was formed. This initiative enables WXXI to present and develop programming that promotes inclusion year round.
Photo: Peter & Christine • Credit: Provided