The Jeremiah Sterling Story, part 6: Birthday

December 21, 2010

Sometime tonight, Jeremiah Sterling’s mother, sister and a group of close friends will get together to celebrate what would have been his 17th birthday.

A young man with a beautiful smile and, by all accounts, a joker, a charmer and something of a star in the world of footworking, Jeremiah was shot dead just a couple of blocks from home on July 15th.

I’ve been following his story since a few days after his death, but today I just wanted to take a moment to think about what might have been.

Happy Birthday, Miah.