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I must tell you all that something terrible has happened to my family, and to me.  My nephew, Chase Tatum, was found dead in his house this past weekend in Atlanta.  He was a new actor/leading man in the film industry.  If you want to know more about him, just do a search on the internet or watch Fox News, as they are reporting his death.
 
Chase was a beautiful human being who was vilified by my family as he struggled with steroid addictions earlier in his life, as well as his current alchohol addiction.  He had just come from having back surgery which he sustained while in his short professional wrestling career.  He had developed his acting skills from there and was making headway in getting a new beginning.  He co-starred in a movie this past summer/fall called Who's Your Caddy?.  
 
 
There are two things I want to learn to accept from this, my experience.  Anyone, and I mean anyone, deserves a chance to begin again.  Family, friends, siblings, and society must always constitute the faith it takes to help human beings do what they do best, change, though it is a painful hard process.  The other thing is that we must never stop learning and changing.  Never.  When we do,  we open yourself up to vilification from false friends, unworthy family and siblings, and most assuredly an uncaring society, all of whom can place impossible demands on us as individuals.  We cannot please everyone about who we have been and who we are becoming. We must learn to please ourselves about who we have been and who we are becoming.

I love you, Chase, and I'm sorry I let you down in my blindess and fear.  I will try to do better.  I promise.
 
CC Ryder

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