I believe in second chances. It's what we all want for ourselves. None of us want to be forever known for our worst moment. We all have the ability to move on from that moment, and the vast majority of us do.
I asked him if he ever gave up hope for his life, and he told me, “Never.” “I looked for ways to serve others,” he said. “Anytime I felt like there was no hope for me, I looked for ways to give hope to others.”