I’ve been involved with a homeless shelter for boys called the Potter’s House, in which my family and I volunteer to provide gifts, services and companionship to the boys living there. One year in particular changed my perspective and outlook on life. There were twin boys my age, Dontarious and Detarious, living at the Potters House who had been found living in a cardboard box in an abandoned football field. Their Christmas wish was to have a “makeover” of their bedroom, which at the time, consisted of two mattresses on the floor of a small room. The renovation took a few days during which time I had the opportunity to get to know Dontarius and Detarious personally. We would throw the football and play video games together, just goof off.