“We did it! We did it!” screamed Luke as he rejoined dozens of his friends shortly after being released from a two-year stint at Washington State Prison this Monday morning. From prison, he and a busload of us headed to a park in his childhood neighborhood to be reunited with his family, run a 5K (you’ll notice Luke’s first-place medal in the photo) and eat a ton of food.
Luke had only two days to spend in Atlanta, but when we said goodbye this time it was without the frustration of walking away from his structured visitations, and without the tears we remember with such bitterness from two years ago.
An enormous weight has been lifted, and our friend is back in our arms. We did it. With Luke’s strength as our example, we did it.
Now Luke, still banished from his home-state, is headed toward a new life, sure to make new friends and connections, but no less in need of all of the love that helped carry him (and us) through the ordeal of his prison sentence. Join us in celebration! Email firstname.lastname@example.org, and check out the previous blog post to find out how to continue to support our friend, Luke.
Luke’s Support Committee