The inspiration to create this foundation centers around Adam Hryhorchuk, who passed away from an accidental drug overdose on September 20, 2013 at the age of 22. Adam had a very special quality. He was genuinely interested in every person he met and valued people for who they were and what their story was. He gave a hand up to kids who were not in sync with the crowd. Every person’s tale mattered to him and he understood how isolation impacted people. His open-minded approach touched and made a difference in people of all circles. He was a popular hero for the underdog. Sadly, while he gave so much, he didn’t take enough for himself. From this tragedy has come a deep desire to connect with youth because, as Adam so clearly demonstrated, every person has a story and they need to be heard. Even if only for a few minutes a day.