I wasn’t prepared for this story. This was intended as a one year follow up to a story I’d told about a boy named Chip Madren. Chip was fighting an aggressive brain tumor and my first story about him focused on Chip’s Nation — the large group of people in Chip’s community who rallied to support and care for Chip and his family during the battle. During the first story, Chip was unable to speak, a side effect of his brain surgery, so this was our first real conversation. And what he told me was so shocking, we had to stop the interview.