To The Beat Within

By Cristian Bost

I just want to thank you from the bottom of my heart by getting my message out there. When you guys sent me the November publication of The Beat Within with my short message, it made my day.  The majority of these kids are going through the same thing I went through as a child, from feeling abandoned, to feeling nobody cared about me and that I had nothing to lose, but that is why they need to know people do care about them.

I am sending you this drawing I did to show my appreciation for all your hard-work and dedication. This world needs more people like you guys.

The drawing has a lot of meaning to me. I chose to use the word “adversity,” because it signifies the struggle that some of us face with incarceration. The heart to me defines strength. I also chose to go with wings, because to me wings defines the freedom we have.  Whether that be inner freedom or outer freedom.

Well, once again, thank you Beat for all your hard work.