Eleven-year-old Raymond chose three words to tell others about himself: nice, loving, and forgiving. Being able to forgive is something he’s learned to do.
“It’s important to give people second chances because we all need chances. If you never had a chance, we wouldn’t be here today,”
Raymond’s smile is contagious and he is wise beyond his years. When he thinks about having a family, he replied, “It’s somewhere you can call home. You know your safe when you get there, that’s what home means to me. You don’t have to think about things happening to you. When you’re at home you know your family is going to protect you and back you up.”
This story originally aired on WXII, and we thank Audrey Biesk for the interview.