This is a true story. This happened over twenty years ago. My hope with Hearts of the Same Color is that it can help one child not have to carry something into adulthood that he or she should never have to carry; it is something no one should have to wear. We can all be proud of ourselves inside and out. I hope this will give our children a realization that they are not alone in their struggles. Just because people say hurtful things does not mean that it is true, and we do not ever have to let that define us. We can be polite and say thank you for sharing because we cannot change them. However, we can say kind and loving things to ourselves. We can love ourselves and realize our own value as well as our importance. Eventually, we can break the chain that so many of us carry of not being enough. May God bless you all and protect you all as we continue this journey of life.