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|Michael Anthony Castro made a lasting impression on those who knew him.|
|Castro was a three-sport star at Banning High in California who had the courage to come out at 16.|
God made me for a reason and nothing is in vainIt was then I decided to dedicate my weekly column to Anthony by renaming it "Travelin' Thru." It will serve as a constant reminder to me that one of the most important things any of us can do is be ourselves. You just never know who's counting on us to do so. LZ Granderson is a senior writer for ESPN The Magazine and host of the ESPN360 talk show "Game Night." LZ can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Redemption comes in many shapes with many kinds of pain
Oh sweet Jesus if you're listening, keep me ever close to you
As I'm stumblin', tumblin', wonderin', as I'm travelin' thru