HERO OF FORGIVENESS
On January 20, 2006, Kim Crespi left her 5-year-old twin girls in the care of her husband for a brief errand. As she returned to the neighborhood, she was stopped by police with the reality that her husband had killed their girls and called 911 for help.
From the very moment their tragedy unfolded, Kim knew her husband had been struggling with an episode of depression. No one knew how severe David’s condition was or that he had not been properly diagnosed as bipolar or that the medication he had been prescribed for only one week could cause him to become completely psychotic, dangerous and unpredictable. Kim’s story is about instant forgiveness for her husband, deep sadness for the losses and a continued focus on daily choosing to forgive all parties who stand in judgment of this tragedy.
HEROES of Forgiveness, Reconciliation and Peace
The designation of "Hero of Forgiveness, Reconciliation and Peace" is bestowed upon those who have courageously and dramatically stepped forward to demonstrate and exemplify the concept of forgiveness, reconciliation and peace.
These are not necessarily famous people. They are often ordinary people who have chosen to express profound and genuine forgiveness in their personal lives. These people have experienced a transformation as a result of their act or acts of forgiveness and demonstrate how this change continues to manifest over time. Their stories can inspire and motivate ordinary people to act in a similar manner.
CHAMPIONS of Forgiveness, Reconciliation and Peace
The "Champions of Forgiveness, Reconciliation and Peace" designation is bestowed upon those whose professional work inspires and leads the way by defining, applying and spreading the concept of forgiveness reconciliation and peace.