"At this stage of my life, I would have to say that my mom has been an inspiration. Being a single mother trying to raise 2 kids is rough, but my mom made it happen. Even though I didn't live at home for part of my time growing up, my mom always made sure to call and keep me in the loop, even if there was nothing new to tell. She never gave up on me, and I thank God for her every day. She has truly had a pivotal part in making me the man I am today."