Kadeem was the only child of a single parent. He was simultaneously man of the home and the light of his mother's heart. Together, they were a happy family.
An excellent student, he dreamed of becoming a scientist and finding the cure for cancer so other children wouldn't have to grow up with one parent.
But the rapid pop, pop, pop sound from a car screeching past his home put the brakes on the dream.
The cure would have to wait.