"I had to teach myself most of it, you know? I had to push myself in school ‘cause no one was doing that for me. No one was telling me to go get haircuts or anything. It was just me, really.”
Every Friday, Mr. Panarella says the same thing as we leave his room: “Have a good weekend; I care about all of you!" I never thought much of it until now.
"I just come up the steps and she was in my kitchen, kind of being weird, tears in her eyes. I’m like ‘what is going on?’ You just get that panicked feeling. And that’s when she told me..."
The following article was written by Dr. Sean Cassel, one of my biggest mentors.
One good deed gained her tens of thousands of followers. Now, shes using her platform to impact lives.
“It occurred to me in that moment: this wasn’t what I wanted to die doing.”
Bruce struggled with addiction for a large part of his life. Now, he is doing his part to stop others from falling victim to this disease.
I asked my grandparents what advice they would give to someone younger than them. They delivered.
Wake up. Go to school. Sit through six classes. Go home. Every part of every school day is, for the most part, predictable. Except one person.
“There’s days like ‘I really miss him’ and then there’s days like ‘I’m really making him proud.’”