On March 31, 2014, two young men suddenly appeared in a dark alley in Pittsburgh. Their subsequent encounter with my partner, Allen, changed our lives forever.
Two days earlier, I had said goodbye to Allen for what was supposed to be a three-day trip. He was going to Pittsburgh with cellist Kate Dillingham for a performance of his musical composition, Three Fantasies for Cello and Piano. By all accounts, the performance was a wild success.