My Hero Brother

By Louis S. Wolk JCC of Greater Rochester (other events)

Tuesday, July 11 2017 6:00 PM 7:27 PM

A group of remarkable young people with Down syndrome embark on a demanding trek through India’s Himalayas accompanied by their siblings. Unresolved dormant conflicts and the complexities of growing up with a Down syndrome child in the family come to the surface, while a heartwarming and special closeness develops as they deal with formidable physical and emotional challenges. Through this journey, we see a glimpse into the life of those with Down syndrome, as their inspiring natural qualities begin to emerge: wholesomeness, direct and honest emotional expression, and the capacity to feel and communicate unconditional love. The difficult trials and their poignant relationships, set against the richly colorful backdrop of India, open new horizons and greatly deepen our understanding of individuals with special needs and their families.