Families Fight To Care For Disabled Kids At Home

News & Features Joseph Shapiro · ·
Olivia's mom, Tamara, reads to her in the family's living room in Lincoln, Ill. Her father John and brother Brian are on the couch. Olivia Welter is 20 years old, now. She breathes with the help of the portable ventilator on the back of her wheelchair. She can't speak. She can't move. She can't even close her eyelids--her eyes are wide open.