"From Near Death to Living Hope"
On the night of Sept. 6, 2000, Hector celebrated his 20th birthday by partying with his friends. He drunkenly made a deal to sell a kilo of cocaine to a man in the next town over. While driving there, Hector noticed several state patrol cars trailing his car. He started to speed, attempting to flee arrest, but it didn’t work. Hector spent a year in Douglas County Jail in Minnesota, facing a conviction of up to 40 years in prison. Hector’s wife visited with their children and said that she was leaving him. It was the last time that he would ever see them. In four months behind bars, Hector lost everything.