My travels took me to the Tule River Reservation where I was asked to give a motivational speech at a community event for youth and adults. The topic was drug prevention. I gave my testimony and inspired the young but the real draw was not I. They came to hear Bernard Baga, a local native who had recently turned his life around by breaking the hold of drug addiction. He spoke with a sincerity and honesty that touched all in the audience. His message was simple. Drugs will destroy life. How compelling it was for me to listen to his words. After, he gave a traditional prayer dance. Everyone in the room stood to honor this man as he gave back to his community. I was truly inspired. Upon my departure I said to him, “ I know your story and I will carry it with me with great respect.” We hugged each other and I left knowing that this community has a true warrior.