Can't. Won't. Should not. Never. Failure. These are words that are as foreign to Micah Perry as the surface of the moon might be to you or I. Micah, who is in his early 20's, hails from Brewster, Massachusetts, and in many ways is like you or I. He worships Elvis, has impeccable style, loves girls, dancing, sports, and video games. But he is better than you or I, this I assure you. Micah was born with Down syndrome. At the time, his mother was discouraged from keeping him because as he was considered "imperfect."' Micah was also born with a heart defect, and was given a very slim chance of survival. Through small miracles and a loving family, Micah not only survived, but thrived. I first met Micah a few years ago, while I was covering his high school graduation for the Cape Cod Times. I wandered through the crowd and found that many people did not have children there, but were there to see him. Old teachers, bus drivers, people he had not seen in many years. His inner light had stuck with them and they needed to come out and see him on HIS day. I was further impressed by Micah getting the largest ovation, he was awarded the scholarship to college that escaped even me when I graduated. He started a scholarship of his own on this day, with his own money, to award future generations of special needs students. He was a member of the National Honor Society, and was the reigning homecoming king. Through interviews, I found out that he saved his money from working at Dunkin Donuts, to purchase turkeys for the less fortunate on Thanksgiving. After witnessing this impressive young man, I wanted to know more. So, after his mother contacted me about my story, I set up an interview. This next story appeared on the front page and afterwards, Micah and I stayed in touch, going to movies, bowling, talking about girls, listening to music, and talking about his college school work. Despite leaving the paper soon after, I would go on to make a short film about Micah. We premiered it at his school to a couple hundred people. Again, Micah found himself on the front page of several newspapers. Now, he was a full-blown star, noticed everywhere he went. Throughout his life, Micah has been told that because he has Down syndrome, he would probably not be able to do the things that most kids do, meet a hero of his, Tom Brady, go to college, be a movie star, hold a real job. The list could go on forever. But he has done them all and then some. Micah is one of the most selfless people I know in a selfish world. His love of others and compassion will be with me forever. He also taught me to go for what you want, that anything is possible, and to dance like nobody is watching.