Heart breaks for a real one. Jaime was one of the kindest, smartest, giving, spiritual and fun people I ever had the pleasure of crossing paths with and I was lucky enough to do that many times from Guatemala to DC the last decade. I thank @mindymoretti
, whose testimonial rings truer than anything I could muster myself: “ Mayan kid, who was hanging out on the streets, went to weekend & night school - was accepted to the University of San Carlos - and graduated last summer with a law degree.
Everyone gave up on Jaime, but Jaime never gave up on himself.
That is the heart of Hoops Sagrado. It's hard to explain our culture to people on the outside - its not about giving away basketballs and shoes to young people in need.
We are called to bridge the distance that exists between us as people - Una Gente, Una Lucha (One People, One Struggle)
Hoops Sagrado's core is about where we stand. We stand with the least likely to succeed until success is succeeded by something more valuable: compañerismo or fellowship.
We stand with the angry, the belligerent, the wannabe gangster, the badly behaved until that anger is recognized for the language it is - the dialect of the deeply wounded and of those whose burdens are more than they can bear.”