At first glance, Repeter ‘Pete’ Monsanto lives a glamorous life – a celebrity photographer who works with boldface names like Meek Mill, Rick Ross, Ludacris, Nicki Minaj, Big Sean and others. But look deeper and you will see a man with father-sized hole in his life. When he was just six years old, Pete’s father, Peter Monsanto, was arrested and convicted of racketeering and sentenced to life without parole. Trying to be a positive force in his son’s life in spite of his criminal past and its consequences. Pete is now the same age his father was when he was sent away. Inspired by his father’s strength and resilience, Pete will run the 2018 NYC marathon. His participation in the 26-mile race through their hometown is the subject of a new documentary by Transform Films: “Run for His Life.” Children who have a parent behind bars feel a hole in their lives — but their stories are more complex than that. Help their voices be heard. Join Odyssey Impact and #ShareTheirStory this Fathers Day and support a story of hope, love and connection showing how positive parenting through the prison walls can nurture a child from a traumatic youth to an accomplished man. The power of the story behind the documentary, Run For His Life, will drive a National Impact Campaign to move people from awareness on this critical issue to forming new attitudes leading to positive actions building stronger communities for these children - and all of us.
Your donation will support the filming of a powerful documentary, Run For His Life which drives the National Impact Campaign focused on children of the incarcerated.