I was happy to be with my granddaughter and see what an impression the speaker made on her. He touched on so many important subjects to our youth, some that parents and grandparents weren’t in tune with or have yet to discuss with their kids. Sammy was so touched by his stories that at the conclusion, she turned to me and said, “I have to go and hug him.” She talked about him and cried the entire way home.  I asked her if she was crying for him or for the friends he lost. She said she was, “Crying for the world.”

Sammy took away more than just the bracelet he gave her. If anyone can help fix the world — she’ll do her share. She’s a very special girl and thanks for offering up a special evening that gave her more tools to deal with life.