Following the loss of his only son Tariq in 1995 to a senseless, gang-related murder, Azim Khamisa chose the path of forgiveness and compassion rather than revenge and bitterness. He carries an inspirational message of forgiveness, peace and hope into a world in desperate need of each. The founder of the Tariq Khamisa Foundation, in Southern California, Azim Khamisa lectures frequently to school children about about the realities of violence and gangs, and the importance forgiveness and making positive choices. Read on as he shares a story on nurturing empathy.