Podcast: The Boy Who Was Mistaken for a Sheep

by Megan McChesney / 18 June, 2017
One minute Michael Batista was riding in the cab of the removal truck. The next, he was lying in a ditch, watching his grandfather drive off into the night… Twenty-five years later, the consequences of that night threatened to claim his life again, until a remarkable act of generosity and kindness came his way.

“How can I sit back and just watch him die when there’s something I can do about it?”

Listen to the full episode from the new podcast series The Lip by journalist Megan McChesney.

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