Eyes-wide-open stories on the daughter who has shaped my life.


It makes me sad when people see my daughter and come to a conclusion about her in just seconds. Meredith is creative, funny and empathetic. I wrote my book to show how much she matters and I got an amazing response. Sharing your story is not just cathartic, it changes people. Contact me to find out how to join one of my writing groups.”

Meredith and Me book by Sarah Barnes

When Sarah’s daughter Meredith was seven months old, she and her husband received a devastating diagnosis about Meredith’s brain. Although they faced many obstacles, their determined daughter helped them find hope and humor in the face of unthinkable challenge.

“It doesn’t trouble me that kids see Meredith as a student who needs an aide;
it troubles me when they don’t see her at all.”


—Sarah Barnes, author of Meredith & Me