On Saturday, I had the privilege of listening to Manuel Scott, a man who has endured far more than anyone I know.
Scott spoke to a group of Columbia teenagers about determining your own fate, not letting yourself become a victim of what you have been given or of how your parents have raised you. He was a dynamic speaker, somehow finding laughter in between talking about how his friend was strangled with guitar wire or how his stepdad was an alcoholic and beat Manuel’s mom.
It’s a story worth sharing and reading. Enjoy.