When I think of people who have affected my life for the positive and who have helped me to see that there is much more to this world than the circumstances that I once knew, my mind always drifts to Jerry Sandusky.
For over 20 years, Jerry Sandusky has been my prime advocate and ally from childhood through adulthood. Jerry has been my encouragement through the tough times and my conscience when my past snuck up on me. He has been a father figure when I had none; attending both my college graduation and my wedding.
Jerry Sandusky has changed my life in a profound way, just like he has thousands of other adolescent children. No one can take away what Jerry has given us: hope, love, goals, and a chance at a better life. What he has done for me transcends words and emotions. I will be forever grateful to the man that taught me to rise above what life throws at me and be my best.
Shame on those who have tried to defile the legacy that Jerry Sandusky has worked so hard to build, as I am just a part of that amazing legacy.