school-lockersIt’s an unlikely pair of protégé and mentor that led Matthew Pakkala to go from street-savvy school dropout to focused high-achiever.

It’s a tale of a boy’s childhood overshadowed by addiction and mental illness at home and of a school principal who – as much a guardian angel as educator – helped him survive it.

(READ the story in the Vancouver Sun)

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