As we noted a couple of weeks ago, Sean Kilpatrick’s giving back often takes a different path than others. Specifically, we pointed to his work with “Children of Promise,” a Brooklyn program aimed at children of incarcerated parents.
On Sunday, Brian Lewis revealed just how personal Kilpatrick’s connection is with the program. He, too, was a child of an imprisoned parent. His father was imprisoned years ago, arrested and jailed for minor offenses in Maryland regarding cigarettes, as Lewis describes it. He knows the pain.
“I come from a situation where these people come from, where you take a couple years where someone in your family goes away for a couple years and you actually truly miss them and you can’t do everything that you want because they’re not there,’’ Kilpatrick told The Post.
“My dad was incarcerated for a couple years,’’ Kilpatrick added. “Then he was able to get out. But like I told [the Children of Promise], when he got out he was moreso trying to do what their parents are trying to do, which is make up for time [lost].
“He’s done a great job with that, and I think that’s something we continue to keep building on every day is the fact that my dad is in my life and the fact that he’s here and he’s not going anywhere now. I’m going to make sure of that. And I think that’s something that really makes a huge impact within my life.”
And on this Mother’s Day, Kilpatrick showed his appreciation for his mom, Regina, for raising him and keeping he and his siblings out of trouble and off the streets.
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