Tribute to a NIOT Hero: Lee Clements
Perhaps one of the most heroic actions any of us can perform is to transform adversity into opportunity, especially when that act of alchemy ripples far beyond our own personal story. NIOT community leader and educator Barbara Williams joins Lila Galindo in remembering Lee Clements.
One night while visiting friends in San Diego, Lee was brutally gay bashed while walking on the cliffs above the beach. He was beaten with what police suspected were tire irons, thrown off the cliffs onto the rocks below, and left to die. By a huge stroke of luck, he was found alive the next morning by some joggers.