+56 votes
Riley Garbe-Be a survivor!
This is Riley.

A young man, friend, family member, son who has just finished his college experience and is on to change the world.

He overcame all the odds to achieve his goals and instead of being bitter and angry at the world he CHOSE to respond with love and acts of mercy. His message conveys that we each go through daily battles but are not alone.

His family, friends, community are so blessed by him and proud to know him.
3,595 views Jan 13, 2018
wisteria98 440 points
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wisteria98 440 points
And since his moving speech the local news reported that a viewer was so moved they were developing a scholarship in his name.

""When I saw the commencement speech, I knew that man was a man of honor, was a man of truth and humility and love, so you can't find people like that in the world these days, so thanks WBAY and you for bringing that to our attention, he exemplifies what the LaViolette Foundation is all about," says Welter.
"It brought me to tears because I felt so honored and so humbled to be asked to be part of something like that," adds Riley.
Riley met Welter for the first time today and learned more about the honor.
A $2,000 scholarship will be awarded in his name for the next ten years at Freedom High School, where he attended.
Riley will also be part of the selection committee.
"Someone who's been through a lot of adversity in their life but was courageous, persevered, never gave up faith, never gave up home and is a survivor," says Riley."

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+8 votes
Jan 13, 2018
klwaerz 260 points
Riley is an amazing young man! We need more like him in this world!
+5 votes
Jan 13, 2018
circ16 230 points
We need more Godly leaders in this world like Riley! He sets an example to many!
+3 votes
Jan 13, 2018
ksroben40 190 points
Amazing young man!
+2 votes
Jan 13, 2018
HEIDI HOHOLEK 190 points
This young man is my high school friend's son, and Riley is every bit the humble, kind, and hard-working man that inspires everyone who knows him. I know that God has plans for him!
+2 votes
Jan 13, 2018