Bass, 24, concentrates as he moves through the story of his favorite video game, Kingdom Hearts 2.
Derek Bass Finds Safety in Flight
Derek Bass has seen more in his 24 years than most of us do in a lifetime. In a small-minded town with even smaller people, Bass fought adversity the only way he knew how: by avoiding the fight altogether. "I would get catcalled on the street, names, slurs, everything. I only felt safe when I had people around me," Bass said. After an attack during a holiday outing that resulted in his brother's imprisonment, Bass decided to leave his hometown and never look back.