The Free Press, Mankato, MN


May 19, 2013

Rosaline's eyes


The second most powerful moment in my life was the day I first witnessed Rosaline smile. She was actually out playing, skipping around, and finally just being a kid. I was paralyzed by how beautiful this scene was. I used to doubt that I could really make a big difference in someone’s life. But after seeing Rosaline’s eyes have something other than tears in them for the first time, I’ve realized that a 21-year-old girl can indeed make a difference.

In this moment, my world stopped for a bit while staring at one of my favorite little girls as she once stared at me.

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