"I'm curious how I could have reached out to you better?"

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"At my mother's wake, someone said, 'Johnny, your teacher's here.'"

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"I should have died at age 19."

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"As if high school is not hard enough..."

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"I worked harder than I have ever thought of working."

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"I went home that first night, and I was like, 'What am I doing?'"

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"There was nothing more that I wanted to do than to protect you."

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"I felt like a walking star in the hallway."

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"Do you remember your first day being a teacher?"

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"If just one of them gets through, they may save us all."

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"In my old school, I never went to class."

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"At the time, I was tutoring at an after-school program..."

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"He said, 'You make sure you call that teacher.'"

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"I do the decorating, paperwork, whatever law enforcement's needed."

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"He never said anything good about my writing."

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"I wasn't like other kids."

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