Innocent Man Freed After 28 Years: The Power of Friendship and Hope
give up: to stop trying or making an effort, especially when faced with difficulties
Lamar Johnson is finally free after 28 years in prison for a crime he did not do!
Lamar’s life changed when he received a letter from Jenny Trappin, an 80-year-old retired teacher who became his penpal and friend. They wrote to each other for over two decades, and Jenny always believed in him.
Lamar was sent to prison for a murder based on weak evidence. But the truth came out when the real killer confessed. Lamar was freed at the age of 49.
Now, Lamar can rebuild his life and enjoy the simple things he missed for so long. He hugged a tree, ate his favorite cereal, and visited his penpal for the first time.
Lamar says Jenny’s support gave him the strength to keep fighting for his freedom. He said, “When you have people that believe in you, and they won’t give up on you, then it makes it harder for you to give up on yourself.”
1. Even though the race was tough, she refused to give up.
2. When learning a new language, it’s important not to give up.
3. The team was losing, but their coach told them not to give up.