This ordeal left him blind in one eye so he could not take part in contact sports. Miraculously he suffered no brain damage and was fearfully aware that his abductor was still at large. He struggled with his appearance, but at the tender of age of 13 he began to change. He realized his injuries could have been much worse-he could have died. He also realized he could not stay angry forever. He decided to turn his back on animosity, revenge and self-pity forever.