Challenges and adversity is no stranger to this Chicago native. Raised in Harvey, IL, Lamont Brown experienced a lot of success athletically. However, while attending Brooks Jr. High School, he had difficulty dealing with his mother being on drugs, his stepfather leaving and his biological father in and out of jail.
While at Thornton High School, he began to give in to the pressures of street life, where he found himself in handcuffs over 20 times. Although he was a convicted felon twice, he was fortunate to escape the penitentiary by successfully completing sixty months of strict probation. Unfortunately, he had several close friends that received jail terms ranging anywhere between 3 to 30 years.
In addition to having a second chance, Lamont was fortunate to witness his mother delivered from drugs and to reunite with both fathers. But in the mist of negativity, Lamont decided to change his life and become an example of hope to many. He wanted to become successful so that he can rea