"My youngest son was murdered in Savannah, Georgia. My oldest son is in the penitentiary and won't get out until he's 42. So, I got at least 17 more years before I can see him. But that's what happens when a male grows up without a father. My sons were 3 and 4 when me and their mother broke up. I went back to Chicago and she stayed in Savannah. I lost my kids to the system, one in the penitentiary and the other one is dead.
You gotta look at why people go through trials and tribulations. I can't blame it all on me, but I know that part of it is my fault. I know there's other kids out here that don't have have fathers and stuff. I might go to a baseball game with some kids from my church. I can't make it up to my sons, but I can possibly save another boy's life just by spending time with them.
Where you live doesn't matter. It's about you. I can walk through here and not have a problem in the world. Nobody messes with me. If you stay trying to live like God wants you to live, your life will be so much better.
I got $76 in my pocket and you know what I'm getting ready to do? I do this every morning, I walk from here to my job. That's at Floyd and Breckenridge. Every time I walk to work, I put my Tarc money, that's $1.75, and put it in the jar." - Will, Shawnee