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Happy Birthday, Big Brother!

Dear Garrett,

I tried to think of what I wanted to say to you on your birthday, but I couldn't come up with anything particularly inspirational or witty. I just wanted you to know how much I care about you. You truly are a very good brother and always have been, ever since I came home from the hospital. We've had a few fights and sibling rivalries over the years, but overall we've just been friends more than siblings. It's a special kind of friendship--best friends, who share so much because we grew up together. I treasure your friendship so very much and I value your advice, opinion, and your protection when it comes to anyone who might bother me. You've always been there to take care of me, and you're good at it. I'll especially never forget how sweet you were to me during my terrible sophomore year of college and how you took care of me during that year you had between undergrad and medical school.

Also, let's take a second to brag about how proud I …