"When you really love somebody and care for them, you do everything you can help them be everything they can be," Carroll said. "At times they are going to make mistakes and break your heart, but if you love them, you stay with them. You give [them] the best chance to be all they can be.
"Richard is a wonderful spirit. He's got an amazing heart, and he has great sensitivity. He goes all the way to the end of the spectrum when it comes to expressing himself."