We use a lot of descriptive terms in the hood that tend to become cliché and ultimately meaningless like “real” and ”hustler.” While those words do accurately describe Travis Sanders, they aren’t enough. It’s probably pointless to try to sum up a life in one word. But if I had to choose one it would be “special.” He was truly special.
EVERY memory I have of him, whether it’s from 1998 or 2012, brings a smile to my face. We come from a dark place in Gary, Indiana and Travis brought light to it. Numerous brushes with death and time in jail didn’t darken his spirit in the LEAST.
I thought highly of him while he was alive, and will continue to do so now.
Travis Sanders will be missed dearly and remembered fondly until I die.