Few people have the capacity to change the world. Even fewer have the desire. Fewer still are willing to sacrifice their lives for their beliefs. Nelson Mandela had and did all of these things. He was an ordinary man, with extraordinary impact. This impact started from the day he was born.

Nelson Mandela is an inspiration to many, including me. He was tired of seeing his people oppressed, so he spoke up for them. He spoke up for those who could not speak for themselves. He fought for those who could not fight for themselves. He spent 27 years in prison for a people he deeply loved. Four years after his release from prison he was elected as President of South Africa. The first black President of a nation that had been stifled by racial inequality.

See, Mandela knew what he was fighting for. He knew who he was fighting for. He was fighting for his people, he was fighting for his nation, he was fighting for his love. Fight on Nelson. Thank you for paving the way for people like me to fight.