I want to wish my dear brother a happy, happy 25th birthday. I’m truly lucky to have a brother like you. I’m grateful for all these years that you’ve shown me how to be a good brother. You’re the epitomy of what a good brother should be. Kind, generous, loving and patient. I know it’s not easy to have a brother like me. It takes a lot of understanding and compassion to live with a brother who has a severe disability and yet I’ve never heard you complain about it. Not once.
One favorite anecdote I have of Steve is this.. When we were kids we had one of our usual chats. The topic of our discussion was what would we do if one of us won the lottery. My answer was “I’m going to buy a Range Rover”. I asked him what he’d do. His answer…”I’m going to donate the money to find a cure/treatment for Pompe.” Damn.. I was sooo ashamed at that time and in awe at how my brother loved me. All I could think of was a Range Rover and all he cared about was to see me get better. Now, how’s that for a brother.
To Steve, I wish you all of God’s blessings. I wish you enough. I hope that you get your hearts desires in the quantity that won’t make you take things for granted. I wish that life will be as good to you as how you are good to me.
I couldn’t ask for a better brother. For that I and our whole family is blessed to have you in it. I love you.