“I was checking in with her and really trying to show her that I cared for her at a time when she wasn't caring about herself.”
When Liv was in the hospital, her older sister, Erica, would come visit her every day. Erica tried to remind Liv of things she enjoyed; anything to get her excited about being alive. They always shared a love for animals so when Liv got out of the hospital Erica drove Liv out to a farm she was taking care of. Erica didn’t know what exactly Liv needed; Liv didn’t even know. But Erica knew her sister and what she had benefited from in the past. Understanding that Liv might not be able to ask for what she needed, Erica patiently tried one thing and then another. As Liv describes it, “It was almost like you had your arms out to catch me if I was going to fall, but you weren't right there being like, ‘You're going to fall and I'm going to catch you.’ "