Inspirational article on Keilani. I believe in second chances, but especially in
forgiveness and perserverance. I'm glad she was able to find that at BYU
which sometimes isn't known for being forgiving at times.
Keilani and Harvey are two of the most loving and gracious people I've ever
met. It's nice to see Keilani be able to return for her senior year of
basketball at BYU. Good luck to both of you.
Wonderful story. The gospel is about second chances. I'm so proud of these
re:hmataele Don't throw BYU under the bus. Forgiveness isn't
"looking the other way" which is what may have you confused. Too many
people want "forgiveness" without accepting personal responsibility.Keilani should be commended for being responsible for her choice and
accepting the consequences. She will be fine and a better person. Those who feel
entitled to second chances don't understand what reality is or how their
choices hurt others. BYU is a very forgiving school for those who
truly become accountable for their personal choices.
This story really choked me up, something that seldom happens when I read about
Great story about great people it sounds like to me. I wish Harvey could have
had a senior season too. I am thrilled she is finishing here career, degree, and
seems like an awesome person. Please don't harp on BYU for
its' standards. There is a standard - when the standard is not met, there
are consequences. It is not hard core or harsh, that is just the way it is when
tithing money is paying for 2/3's of your tuition. If you don't like
it or think it is too harsh, don't attend BYU.I had a friend
who decided to party and get liquored up one semester and got booted. She
reapplied and was back the next fall. NOt an athlete, just a regular student.
It is a 'regular' occurence.
Great story!!! Very inspirational to read stories about athletes that are held
to a "high standard", mess up, and then take a bad situation and come
out much better people. (Brandon Davies)BYU haters need to relax because
if there is any place that a person can find acceptance and forgiveness, it is
Dear hmataele you simply do not know what you are talking about. If a student
does not want to comply with the requirements to return to BYU then that is
their problem. It has absolutely nothing to do with forgiveness. I agree with
others who explained that you cannot simply say, sorry, and move on as if
nothing happened. There are consequences in life and my experience is far too
many young people think they should not have to suffer the consequences after
their actions. That is not life. Go see the movie, "Parental
Guidance" and this is the philosophy of the parents in this film; "Kids
shouldn't suffer consequences and everyone gets a trophy simply because
they were part of the team."WE had students who committed
serious violations and were expelled. Every student who followed the standards
set to come back to the school returned. Others wanted to slide by on one or
more requirements and felt we were unjust by not readmitting them. You
should join the real world, because that is the world we are in. The truth is
not always comfortable, but it is always the truth.
Wow. Awesome perseverance! Best of luck to the Unga family! No regrets!
These two people are some of the most AMAZING people i have ever met. They knew
what they did was wrong, and instead of quickly eloping... they took full
responsibility. Nobody in this world has gone without sinning, so why should
anyone be able to judge them? They are good people, i just love them. Im so
happy that Harvey got drafted to the Chicago Bears, he is basically a LEGEND
already. Keilani is already one of my hero's. They both are, and she will
go down as a LEGEND as well. I was very blessed to meet these people and wish
them the best. Im so proud of them for coming out and sharing their story.
Showing that it is possible to get through things that at the moment seem like
the end of the world. Because boy do i have those days. They are amazing, i love
them both, and i just want to thank them for everythin!!!