After an inner-city, gang-related shooting left him paralyzed from the waist down, 15-year-old Hashim was filled with plans for violent revenge. Forgiving his perpetrator enabled him to transcend his anger and become a powerful motivational speaker for non-violent conflict resolution.

 

Themes of his story include:

  • Resisting the allure of gangs
  • Identifying real friends
  • Forgiving the unforgivable