Today I was able to hear both of you speak for the second time at states. The first time I was at another student council event. Both times you swept me off my feet. Your message took a toll on me and I use it very often in my life. What you guys do and what you’ve been through is very inspiring along with the fact you’ve taken your life experience and your talents of poetry to help others. I went through a really rough patch in my life over the end of my sophomore year to this years homecoming and even a little after. It sometimes still takes a toll on me and it has changed me. But the mark you left on me personally helps with that. It wasn’t something like the loss of a family member of anything like that, it was bits of important people in my life walking out on me and every little thing that could crash down on me at the same time took it’s chance to bring me down more. It all seemed to build up so much that I had days I didn’t want to leave my bed and at one point I didn’t for almost a week unless I had to eat or shower. I realized that life does go on. Your message and your speech reminds me everything that feeling comes back that I have a purpose. That purpose is for myself to follow my dreams. Not for the amount of money in my pocket or the amount of “friends” I have. Seeing you two do what you do and how you are shows me I can d the same by following my dreams. You have a different unique style compared to other speakers I’ve heard, and that is awesome. Your dream has showed others to follow their own dream, to fight battles of life, not take things for granted, and to live for who you are not what everyone else wants you to be…Thank you for everything.