by: Nancy K. Eberhardt
We celebrated the 100th Encorepreneur! monthly breakfast, inviting six of our most memorable guest speakers to return and update us on their lives since they originally addressed our group.
All were inspiring, yet one took my breath away. Rojai Fentress first spoke to us last July, just three weeks after he was freed from prison by the UVA School of Law Innocence Project. Rojai had been convicted at age 16 in Chesterfield County, VA of a murder he didn’t commit and served 24 years in prison.
Now, just over a year later, he generously shared his self-described wonderful life full of meaningful work, a wife, and involvement in the community. Rojai is full of gratitude and grace for everyone he believes helped get him where he is today.
This Thanksgiving, I want to channel Rojai.
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Nancy K. Eberhardt
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