“Just be who you are and do the right thing”

That's how high school senior Ben Moser described his relationship with long-time friend Mary Lapkowicz as they headed off to Mary's senior prom.

Ben and Mary met in 2nd Grade, and from the very beginning, Ben took it upon himself to make sure that his friend with downs syndrome was always included and having fun with the other kids. While Mary and Ben no longer go to the same High School, Ben had made a promise to Mary when they were in the 4th Grade together – that he would be her date to the Senior Prom.