The Summer of 2017, Louis "Cody" Dorsey Young was senselessly gunned down in Baltimore - a city in turmoil with a rapidly growing murder rate among young African- American men. Cody's story is one of the 357 lives cut short that year. A life unfulfilled, this memoir provides a raw, rare glimpse into Cody's life, love, and legacy. With a forward from former Baltimore Police Commissioner Leonard Hamm (retired); Cody's story keeps an important dialogue about gun violence alive, relevant, and helps raise awareness about the plight of young African -American men in inner cities. It also showcases the positive solutions and outcomes available to support them and challenges all to "stay woke".