Jonathan Rizzo, a graduate of Boston College High School, was stabbed to death in July 2001. His parents and two younger brothers were devastated by their loss. There the newspaper stories generally end.
But today's Boston Globe recounts how Jonathan's younger brother, Nick, is transforming grief into gift for others, taking a leave from Harvard to work in Rwanda. His mother, Mary comments:
"After Jonathan's death, I was petrified that Nick and Elliot (youngerbrother) would be bitter or angry or cynical to the world," says MaryRizzo. "But they aren't. That's what I'm most proud of, that they'vecontinued to share their hearts. They continue to believe thatkindness, compassion, and knowledge can make an important impact".