I think about those who have gone before me, about the people who paved the way for our book. Adam was one of those people, it’s what our non-profit is named after. Although I never knew Adam Delaney I knew what he did, he brought people together—he helped bring comfort and encouragement to young adults who were usually rejected and shamed for being different. He helped create a community for all of us, he was a leader and someone who embodied what it is to be a friend. I often think, “man, I wish we could have met.” Even though Adam is long gone he left a legacy to which has saved countless lives including my own. I felt alone, I felt misunderstood until I came into Adams Place. Adam died in a snowboarding accident and though he is gone, the remnants of his influence have changed countless lives. Thanks Adam.