My name is Ryan Saharovich and my younger brother Adam is easily the most inspiring person I have ever met. Adam was born with Down syndrome but that has never once stopped him from trying and succeeding in every aspect of life. From the time we were young children, Adam has taught me so many valuable life lessons about patience, happiness, and the simple joys that life really is about. He attends a public school in Memphis, TN where he will graduate this May before he moves on to an amazing college-type program at the Stewart Home School in Kentucky. I could write a five hundred-page book detailing all the hilarious and inspiring stories about my brother. Some examples include the time he told me that he had to hide my homework in the sixth grade so he could give it to me as a birthday present five months later and the time when he approached a large biker using a urinal and began to play patty cake with the man’s behind. However, I want to focus on one specific moving event that changed all of our lives. At age 13, every Jewish boy and girl has a Bar Mitzvah, which is a service that the child leads at their synagogue symbolizing the passage to adulthood. Despite not knowing any Hebrew, my younger brother spent every afternoon for months leading up to his big day listening to recordings of our Rabbi and Cantor on his iPod. When it came time for the event, Adam didn’t leave a dry eye in the house when he read from the Jewish Holy Scripture and became a man. Seeing my younger brother chant the prayers and give a speech discussing the Hebrew scripture he read along with the help from our awesome Rabbi Micah Greenstein was one of the best moments of my life. My family will still watch this video in awe and see my younger brother confidently lead a service in front of five hundred people. I love you Adam and can’t wait to come home to see you walk in graduation in May and for you to have the most amazing time at college!