I stayed at CARIH for almost two years. When I was released and sent home, my friends and I exchanged addresses and promised to write, and we did for a while. But people grew up, moved, married and changed their names, and could be impossible to find. Over the years, I wondered what happened to my old friends.
The two words that I live by are tenacity and gratitude. Tenacity gets you where you want to go. Because if you have a dream, if you know that you are supposed to -- or can -- accomplish something, there is more than one route to get there. And it's your tenacity that's going to help you find the proper avenue.