This is a story of compassion. André Smith is an Anger Management Coach for prisoners. One of his most stressed messages is that of practicing compassion, not only for others but for ourselves, no matter what we have done in life. Little did he know that his own beliefs were to be severely challenged in an event that changed his family forever through a violent act. In spite of this André takes great joy in seeing the lights go on in the minds of those the rest of the world have thrown away.
In times of tragedy, when the life of a loved one is taken by another in a senseless act, one of the last things to be dealt with is the act of forgiveness. For André Smith, a practicing Buddhist, it was the first thing he did.