In June 2008, my uncle passed away from sickle cell anemia. Seeing him go through the same pains as me and watching him fight to the end gives me strength to overcome my pain today.
We all attend the High School for Global Citizenship in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Around the school, there are different types of people -- it's like a mini-world in one neighborhood.
18-year-old Keith Salgado was out late on a Saturday night in Campos Plaza, a group of housing projects on the Lower East Side, when he was shot. Keith was still in high school, just like us, when he died.