After his mother was murdered when he was 14, Chris Tucker could not stop thinking about death. He wanted to die himself. Or he envisioned killing the perpetrator. He could hardly sleep and was struggling at school.
It was not until he met a social worker on campus in Schertz, east of San Antonio, that Tucker began to see a path forward through the grief. They talked, and he later agreed to participate in a summer program where he opened up about his experience and formed a community.