Rashad was a panelist at the 2019 Champion Made Empowerment Summit. It was there that he shared a powerful story about his past. He revealed that the streets almost took him on a path he knew he wasn’t destined for.

Determined to make a change in his life, in September of 2009 he became a Buffalo firefighter. He took control of his future and found his passion. To this day, he continues his work as a local hero, putting his life on the line to save others.