The world has loss a fearless leader but we must celebrate his life in its entirety. The rebel, scholar, statesman and symbol of freedom is no longer with us in body, but his spirit and teachings will prevail. He led by example through his resilience and fearless fight for equality . It has been many years since I read the Autobiography of Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom." I intend to revisit the story of this remarkable man. I remember the hope I felt when I when he was released from Robins Island; walking hand in hand with his determined wife, Winnie. Those years of boycotting certain companies that refused to stop doing business with the apartheid regime in South Africa had finally paid off. Madiba was free and all was right with the world at that moment as he took those first steps of freedom. He spent 30 years in prison but was awarded with a long life. Longevity served its purpose and the great warrior for equality and freedom is now at peace.