A Letter From Andrew to All of Us - Class of 1992 Ramblers
A quarter of a century has passed since our time together as young, optimistic Ramblers. Fond images of us all dressed in our white graduation tuxedos still fill my mind as I wax nostalgic of days long past. We were all young, eager, and filled with so much promise of great things. We were in such a rush to grow up and conquer the world. The good old days of our youth.
Fast forward 25 years, I hope you have all found your way in this crazy world. I pray you have discovered your purpose and individual happiness. For those of us who are still making our way in this journey – myself included – I say, be grateful for what you have and tomorrow will be a new day.
As for an update on me: things in my life have been daunting to say the least. Shortly after we parted ways, I committed a horrible crime thinking I was avenging the brutal murder of my mother when I was 13, which left me an orphan. For my crime, I was sentenced to 100 years in prison. Not wanting to further depart from the spirit of this reunion, if you are so inclined to know more about the events above, go to YouTube and type in “Andrew Suh” to see the award-winning full-length documentary which successfully explains the tragic circumstances. [Editor's Note: House of Suh Trailer is viewable further down this webpage. Click here]
So for the past 23 years I have been incarcerated. As I atone for my crime, I have accepted full and total responsibility for what I have done, and I am unconditionally remorseful for my actions. After 23 years of traversing the depths of human suffering, I am a repentant 43 year old middle-aged man searching for redemption.
In every dark circumstance, I fully believe there is opportunity for light. During my incarceration, I have taken classes, received certificates, helped teach other inmates and tried my best to be a giving soul to others. I currently am part of the prison hospice program where I provide care and comfort to dying prisoners.
I have filed for Executive Clemency, asking Governor Bruce Rauner to recognize the man who I have become and commute my sentence to a lesser number of years. I ask for a second chance at life. I know this is an idealistic endeavor, but with a glimmer of hope I pray for a better tomorrow.
Due to my incarceration, I do not have access to the Internet. You can contact me through email - where a close friend then relays messages to me: firstname.lastname@example.org. It will take weeks for me to respond, however, because of the dynamic of going through my dear friend.
The best method to re-connect with me is sending a letter directly to: Andrew Suh B-72067 2600 N. Brinton Ave. Dixon, IL 61021 To say I miss all of you is a vast understatement. I look forward to sharing with all of my friends from yesterday our memories and hopes for the future. It has been way too long, so lets not be strangers anymore. Until next time, Keep the Faith. Your Friend, Andrew