This true story is about you.
You were the young man with the death metal t-shirt and the warm heart who wanted his name to be "Carnage." Some were worried about what kind of a role model you would be to younger children, but Roots saw past the shirt, reached out her hand and re-named you "Venom." Over the next three years you had a reason to stay in school, a reason to pass your classes. Each season you had a new group of boys to connect with, dote on, and be a role model for. They needed you, maybe as much as you needed them.
Above text from introduction by Dan Prince
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