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Seef was one of the most motivated and driven people I knew. He was a true perfectionist with everything he did. He never settled for just average. Besides being a perfectionist, he put everyone around him in a good mood. There was never a dull moment with him. He always made sure that when he was with his friends that everyone was happy and in hysterics. He always had the best intentions for his friends and family and doing a favor for them was never a big deal for him. He will always be missed and loved by everyone who knew him.
Howzit Ad , I really miss you brother! Hope you are finally in peace. Love you boy❤️
I can’t remember the first time I met Adam. But what I can remember is that every subsequent time he walked into the house it would seem as though my home ‘woke up’. He was pure and enthusiastic energy. I remember sitting with him before he asked my sister to the matric dance and thinking to myself “she is going to have the best night of her life going with him”. It was no surprise that she did. She loved him. I remember my last conversation with Adam. It was at a wedding , where he was trying to get my mom to dance, and when I told him she was in mourning and couldn’t he was ridiculously apologetic. I laughed, smiled and told him it was the sweetest thing in the world that he was trying so hard. He didn’t have to do that , ask his friends mom to dance , but that’s just who he was . If he saw something he could make better that’s what he did, with no reservations or hesitation. However , it seems as though in his efforts to put as much light in the world as humanly possible he didn’t save enough for himself. He was consumed internally hhu. by a darkness that we will never understand. The Jewish community is a beautiful place, but with all that community comes competition and comparison. And by virtue of our people there is a lot of excellence to behold. When you look up and see how brilliant someone else has done , your accomplishments however numerous or painstakingly attained will seem lacking. For example my four distinctions in matric were excellent for myself at the time, but quite insignificant compared to my sister’s respective 8 and 10. It is so hard to look beyond the latter and towards what is truly important, the former. Human beings are imperfect. We all have light and dark inside of us. Things that we like and things that we don’t. Adam was so intent on pushing all that light into the world that he all that remained was for him to focus on what was dark, what was different. We will never know what was going on his head , but what we do know with absolute certainty is that he was wrong. Every self deprecating , hateful word he had about himself could be matched ten fold with praise from his peers and family and to be honest even strangers that were in his presence for 2 minutes. However those become irrelevant if you aren’t listening , and Adam wasn’t listening. If he had there is no way he would have done what he did. But it is unfair of us to have asked that of him, because I am the belief that at the time it wasn’t a choice for Adam to ignore reality , but a result of mental illness coupled with difficulty understanding who he was. However the reality was that Adam would have been accepted for who he was , had he even decided to put shoes on his hands and walk backwards for the rest of his life. His heart was still the same. I know that’s why my sister loved him , because his heart was gold. I don’t know what to say to her , because I cannot imagine losing my best friend. But in essence I would like to communicate the following to her. The choice for Adam to take him own life was his own and nothing anyone did or didn’t do could change it. The choice as to whether she will live her life honoring his memory and taking strength from them is hers. The only person capable of evaluating your self worth and making your decisions is you. Keep Adam close to your heart but look inside and realize that you have a lot to do in this world, so hold your head up , tie his light to your heart , and keep on going. Because if Adam Seef loved you and directed all his light to you, you owe it to him to love yourself.
I know this message comes later than it should have, I wish I’d known when exactly ‘should have’ means. And although your sparkly eyes won’t read these words, I want the message to be out there and Seef I don’t know how else to reach you but I know I must and I know how achingly desperate I am to do so. You have been hurting, I don’t know what about and I don’t know how long you’ve been enduring this pain but I know you most certainly didn’t deserve it. I am so sorry that you had to experience that, and I am so sorry that there was nothing we could say or do because we didn’t know we needed to. I’m sorry we couldn’t hear the voice in your head and I’m even more sorry that you had to. I wish it told you the narrative we all knew. I wish it reminded you constantly how so many people’s life’s are touched by yours. How many people are inspired by your intellect, your drive and your work ethic. Your humor is solely responsible for the joy & smiles of so many people, myself included. I don’t quite know how to manage without it. And I find it so hard to believe that you managed to make everyone else so happy in the face of your own lack of happiness inside. You are a remarkable human being. Not ‘were’. Your legacy and your presence will never not be remarkable and it will never not be here. You are a light. I am so grateful to have met you and to have loved you, and I always will. You are enough. You are everything you need to be and more. You are Adam Seef and no one else in this world will ever be lucky enough to boast that title. I love you, Seef. Fly high ❤️
Don’t even know where to begin. As corny as it sounds and I know you probably rolling your eyes at this but the world is different without you. I wish I could just tell you how much you mean to me. I would say meant but you continue to make an impact in my life even now that you gone. You are my best friend. I don’t know if I ever told you that. I guess I assumed you knew that. When I would refer to your friend group it wasn’t any of the boys it was always “ seef and them”. You made me feel safe. I knew that if I ever needed anything at all whether it was a lift, a shoulder to cry on or even a fake boyfriend you would be there. You are the kindest, most hard working person I know. I don’t know if I ever told you about my own depression but looking back now I think you knew. You were the only person who could get through to me and understand my sadness. You didn’t ask why I was sad or who made me that way. You just understood and stood by me. I want you to know that I am not angry at you. Although I may not understand why you decided to end your life, I will never be angry at you for deciding to do so. I wish I could have seen the pain that you were experiencing and helped you like you had helped me so many times. Ad, I want you to know just how special your family is. They are so incredibly strong. People don’t stare at your mom or your dad or your sister because they feel sorry for them. They stare because they are in absolute awe of their strength. There really is no words to describe how we are feeling. I can’t talk for anyone else but myself but this is weird. Weird. It’s not the most elegant word but it’s the truth. Everything is weird without you. I find myself often typing your name on a Facebook meme because I know we would laugh about it. But you will never get the message. I still feel you around. When I’m stressed and having a bad day or when I’m missing you I know you are near. It’s scary without you Ad. I’m petrified to be honest. You were my rock. You really were. You were so amazing and I just wish I could have told you that. I don’t know how to say goodbye to you. I don’t know if I can. You were and still are a huge part of my life. Ad, I didn’t love you because you were straight, I didn’t love you because you were smart. I didn’t love you because of any of these things. I love you for you. I love you for always unconditionaly being there for me. I think sometimes that this has all been a big dream and that any second I’m gonna wake up and see your smiling face. Ad, you were so blessed to have the friends that you had. I look at them everyday and wonder how they are the people that they are. I think it’s because of you. You touched every person that you ever came into contact with.I hope you can hear me and see how much the people you left behind miss you. Because we do. You weren’t and never will be irrelevant or any less than important. Thank you for allowing me to be in your life and to be your friend. I will forever miss you my Ad.I love you.
Adam was a person that could light up everyone's day. He had the ability to make you enjoy even the worst of situations with his bubbly and outgoing personality. Adam was able to make everyone feel so comfortable around him because he was able to make everyone feel so loved. Ad will always hold a special place in my heart and I will always remember him as my rock, my comfort and the person who never failed to put a smile on my face. The person who I was excited to see every single morning. I miss him terribly. Writing this I hope to shed light on the fact that no matter what inner battles you may be facing reach out because there will always be people there to help pull you out of the darkness you may be feeling as we would have done if only we knew the sadness that entrenched our Adam's heart.
Ad, I was always empowered by your ability to grow. I remember laughing with you (well, whenever we were together that’s all we did) about how if someone told you something, everyone would know. However, one day, you decided that no matter the secret, you’d keep it. I trusted you with everything and I wish we could have one more conversation filled with laugher. I miss you everyday. Not one day has gone by where I haven’t wanted to tell you something that happened to me or talk about the silly things. In my eyes, my incredible best friend was nothing but extraordinary.
Adam was a person who always knew how to put a smile on my face no matter what. He was the person who always cared the most and was extremely kind and empathetic. He was polite and sweet to every person around him and I’m honestly so lucky to have had him in my life.
Unfortunately I never had the privilege of knowing Adam as well as others did, but I do remember how even though we were not close friends, he never failed to put a smile on anyone's face. Adam was the funniest and most charismatic person I knew. Every time he entered a room, people were excited, of all the people that I do know, not one disliked Adam. Gone too soon. Rest in Peace.
Seefy my brother, you will forever be in my heart! You always knew how to light up a room no matter what the situation was. You cared for everyone around you and you always had a smile on your face. You were the smartest person I knew but still always managed to crack jokes all the time and constantly making everyone laugh. I'll never forget everything we did together and all our precious memories. You will never be forgotten. I love you forever Seefy ❤
Ad was always the life of the party, he kept me in stitches whenever we were together. He was always looking out for everyone and had a pure heart of gold, as cliche as it may sound it was true. He always looked after and supported his friends. We miss you Ad. You will forever be apart of our lives.
Adam, I don't/didn't know you. But I know this...the mere fact that this website/forum/initiative exists is absolute proof of how valuable a person you were...no...how valuable a person you ARE, to so many people. You touched the souls and lives of some seriously gifted and dedicated people. These friends will not let you go in vain, they will not let the disease win. You are their inspiration...yes you inspired, and are inspiring, people to make a massive difference in the world. You are part of the difference, you are more than what you thought or believed, and more important than anyone will ever know. Because of you, someone out there will see all of this, because of you someone out there will start to believe in themself, because of you all of this will save someone's life. Thank you Adam.
Ad, this is all a just another testament of how loved and valued you were. I just wish you knew it for yourself. A year since your tragic loss that has left a hole in the family that will never be filled. Here's a picture of us before we could even fathom the darkness that you experienced. I trust that you are with Granny Nita, who loved you so dearly. You are sorely missed. Reading about the positive impact you had on so many people makes my heart smile. You did matter, you were someone and you were loved! ❤
When I think of Adam, I see his big smile, his lit up beautiful eyes and I feel his heart. He was the type of person who would never make you feel humiliated, never let you feel down, never want to see you alone or not included. He was THAT person, who would NOTICE you and make you feel so loved and important. Any conversation I had with Adam, I felt so good after and so energized. He had this energy about him that could pick you up within seconds. You just want to laugh for hours with him and listen to him... he loved talking and making such funny jokes. After every single conversation, I just felt so grateful to have someone in my life who has the power to make someone feel so HAPPY, so PEACEFUL and so IMPORTANT. Adam was that bright light that attracted all the butterflies to it. Ad, you glowed and radiated your GIFT on everyone. We all love you so much and we know you are looking down on us with that contagious smile of yours. You live on with us everyday. In a world and society like this, you make us remember to be a kinder person to anyone we come across and to make everyone feel that they are worthy. Ad, I truly feel at peace when I think of you rested with G-d, and I know in my heart that you are so happy and at home. Keep shining and smiling ❤
Ad, you are so missed ❤ Family dinners, endless games of general knowledge and watching funny videos together and hearing your amazing and infectious laugh will forever be my favourite memories with you. I'm so sad that you never got to meet your niece but I know you are watching over her ❤ We all love and miss you Ad.
Adam, the purpose of my message on your wall is to honor your heartwarming soul! Our love for you will live forever 🙂 ! Watch over your beautiful mother, sister and father. Thank you for inspiring us! X
Ad. I don't know how to start this. My heart still breaks into a million pieces knowing I lost such a happy person in my life. Ad you had it all you were smart, you were funny, you were a good friend, an actor, stylish and you made me laugh. Life without you doesn't feel right, it doesn't feel like it was supposed to go this way. I didn't know that the last time I said goodbye to you before going away for a while would be the last, I would have never let you go. It's weird when I think of you because as sad as I am, only happy memories come to mind. Acting in plays together; running athletics together; Yiddish folk; You making me go on a water slide not knowing the part where you stand just drops but loving you for giving me the adrenaline; partying together but laughing at each other's terrible dancing; and just constant smiling with you. I often think what I could've done or said differently, I wish I could've just known. By living in your honor I've challenged myself for you, but I've done it with a smile because I know you didn't do anything without a smile, I make sure everything I do I love. I never give up and I make sure every day is harder than the day before to challenge myself and fight for you Ad, always for you. While we hadn't spoken in months, our years of friendship made me know that "Seef" is always there, always someone I won't forget no matter where I am in the world and how different the lives are that we are living. I know you're there, I know you're watching over all of us and for that I feel safe every day. There's no right words to write here, no words can do you justice to speak to you this way, but it's all we have left memories and for that I'm grateful. I miss you Ad. I miss your voice saying "howzit" and then giving me that awkward hug hello. I miss every single aspect about you. I truly hope you found your peace and that you are really happy up there. I love you forever I promise. Know that you were loved too... so much.
I remember the day I received the message of your passing, I asked myself who would even make up something like this, I asked myself this because you brought all the light in the world into everyone's lives, you never failed to put a smile on anyone's face, you made everyone laugh, you made everyone happy. We were friends since grade 4, I remember standing on the tarmac, making jokes about our teachers, laughing until our stomachs hurt, posting the most ridiculous stuff on each other's Facebook walls, each year when they come up as memories I wish I could understand what we were talking about. Ad, you were one in a million, you excelled in absolutely everything you did, you managed to bring light into every situation. I am and always will be so privileged that I had the chance to be in your life, that I was able to hear your jokes, that I was able to laugh with you and smile with you, that I had a chance to love you. When the news became real I broke down, as did everyone else who knew you because you left a huge imprint in everyone's lives when you met them, you left a huge whole in our hearts when you left us, simply because of how much you mean to everyone. I think about you every single day, fly high my special boy, I love you and I miss you, today and every day, baruch dayan haemet. Forever and always.
Ad your smile was contagious and whenever I was around you my stomach would hurt because I'd laugh so much! I miss our school chats and bumping into you at varsity. I don't think you could ever comprehend how many people loved you and how many lives you have touched! I'll always be sure to check up on all the grannies for you! We miss you and hope that you are resting easy.
My darling Ad How we miss you!!!!.I know that you are finally at peace, and continue to watch over mom dad and Megs. Always in my ❤ and spirit Pips💛
Our beautiful Ad , not a day goes by that we don't speak your name, share a memory ... you live forever in our hearts ♥
I instantly adored Adam the moment I met him. I knew Adam as my cousins best friend and someone who was always around growing up. Ad, as soon as I knew you were going to be at an event, my heart filled with so much excitement knowing I would see you and be greeted with your warm and infectious energy. You carried that energy with you wherever you went Ad, you were and always will be amazing in every single way and it makes me so sad that you couldn't see all that you were and how much everyone absolutely adored you. Everyone will carry a piece of you that you left for them wherever they go ❤ We miss you and hope that you are resting easy.
Ad, not a day goes by that I don't stop thinking of you. You never realized the indelible footprint you engraved in all our hearts.I cherish all our memories, that's all I have left, and ever night when I close my eyes I replay them in order to get my "adam fill". My boy, I am adjusting to my new normal without your physical presence, continuing to make you proud, as I know that is what you would want.My remarkable Ad, my everything, never EVER to be forgotten, and forever in my ♥This is dedicated to you and for everything you stood for......my boy.
I think about you all the time Seef. Even though we were not the close, I wish I could have known you better and helped you along the way. Miss you so much brother. X
You made me laugh and made me so happy whenever I was with you. But I could also be serious with you! I think about you all the time and get so sad I didn't get to see you for one last time. I miss you Ad and love you always.We miss you and hope that you are resting easy.
To the kindest person I know. You helped me through everything and always brought a smile to my face. You did your outmost best to help me when I needed you. I will miss you forever ❤
Ad we will always Give A DAM , you will always be in or hearts our beautiful, special Ad
: I always looked so forward to seeing you on camp at the end of the year! You had this incredible ability to make me (and everyone else) laugh until we cried. I don't remember seeing you upset- you always had this massive smile on your face and ALWAYS had a comment for everything. Ad- I remember wishing you happy birthday and you replying I can't wait to see you really soon (as I was in Israel at the time). I was so excited. But unfortunately I never got to see your smile again, get the best hug from you again and hear one of your jokes again. I miss you Ad and I just hope that you can see how much WE love and miss you. You will always be the most kind, entertaining, genuine and special human I know.
Adam was a friend who everybody in the world wishes they had the privilege of having. It's hard to put into words how much of an impact he had on all of our lives. He was someone who knew exactly what to say and made sure I was always okay, always smiling. Someone so loved by everyone. I hope you knew how much you mean to me. You are and will always be such a huge, integral part of my life. I love you for you - for the kind-hearted, loving, special person you were. And I always will. You're forever a part of me and forever in my heart. Thank you for giving me the honor of being your friend. You are the best friend the world could ever offer someone. I miss you everyday. I love you with all my heart. Forever and always.
A day or two before my sister left for her gap year he visited our house to say a little goodbye, whilst sitting next to a few of them the first person to make a joke was Adam, the laugh, the smile, the personality, the man he was- it will be permanent in my heart and mind for as long as I live. He was the definition of an amazing soul and human. I will miss him till the day I leave this world and join him in heaven where we can laugh endlessly and make small yet touching memories
I never knew Adam personally. Nor did I ever have a conversation with him. I always knew of him, yet he has been on my mind from the moment the news stampeded through the community, absolutely shattering everyone who heard. However, with devastation came something remarkable. There are no words to even remotely describe the amount of change Adam Seef has achieved. Change in people's attitudes, people's words, people mindsets and people's approach to mental health. This website bares tribute to that completely. I don't even know if I have the right to write on this wall, but I'll speak for the ones who didn't know Adam, but who has seen his imprint on this world, and will forever attribute their change of values to him. I know I will, and I know this community will forever. Thank you Adam Seef for changing the world.
As soon as I opened this website and saw your face fill screen I broke down. Ad, I miss you. So much. I miss you so much every day. My world is so different without you and I wish you were here. I have so much to still tell you, so many more memories to still make with you and so much to still learn from you. You are my everything. I miss you.
The last time I saw Adam, he dropped me off at home- I wish I never got out the car.. when he died I was overseas and someone told me at the time that I need to find a way to move on, a way to get on with my life with him missing but still apart of it- it's been almost a year since his death and I'm still trying to find a way.
Dearest Adam I used to horseride at byerley Park with you. I was an amateur back then and I idealised your riding. I loved how calm you always were, how much everyone at the yard loved you and how you had this cheeky smile and you made everyone laugh. I remember thinking 'I wish I could be that good' - you were a huge source of inspiration. 5 years passed and I heard the tradgic news during exams. I felt something deep inside me shift and I regretted never forming a proper friendship with you , never telling you what I thought of you, your riding or your incredible passion and understanding of horses. So this is me telling you. Thank you for showing me what it means to be a passionate, caring and loving individual. You're forever in my heart and I think of you often. Rest in peace, beautiful boy ♥
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