For as many joys as life has in store for us, it also carries with it the painful reality that we will one day lose someone close to us.
When that person sees it coming, we'll sometimes find that they'll try to soften the blow for their loved ones with a touching farewell or final gift. However, many of us have our own sorrowful reminders that not everyone has that luxury.
Sometimes death comes suddenly and in the worst cases, it comes as a result of a tragedy that shocks the world. And while it's bad enough when nature is responsible, it stings even harder when our loss comes from someone's senseless act of violence.
But even from these dark chapters, we can see new life and new hope arise. And that hope propelled one man to follow in his brother's footsteps in the most direct and powerful way possible.