August 2018 our lives changed forever. My son Christian Dukes junior became the man of the house. He lost his father and a little over a month later he lost his baby brother, his only brother. With all the weight of the world now on his shoulders he still managed to push through. Being the man of the house meant that he had to make sure his three little sisters and mom were okay and complete school. He is one of the strongest young man I will ever know. He told me he had to keep going knowing that his father and brother were now watching over him from heaven. Christian became a senior that year and wanted to accomplish his goals. One goal was to make it to the the Blue-Gray all star game . He made it and was a big impact in the game and his team went on to win. With the help of Jerry Williamson in the Rise Preparatory Academy school he was able to finish high school with his high school diploma and he is now a freshman at Bethune Cookman College where he is doing very well. These past few years has not been easy for him but he never gave up. Mr. Williamson, I want to thank you for all you have done for him. In with God’s grace and mercy he will continue to achieve every goal he set in front of him he’s destined for greatness.