A life torn aparT.
Jay Gardner spent 20 years in prison. Impacted by the jewelry the inmates made from torn pieces of old paper, Jay began to connect the torn paper to the torn lives of the wearers.
Inspired to change and help others heal their torn pages, still incarcerated Jay penned over two hundred stories and was the recipient of the Salt Shaker Award, presented over the airwaves of Atlanta's 104.7 The Fish, for making a difference outside his cell.
Free today, Jay is dedicated to helping others shake off life's shackles and repair their Torn Pages.
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My name is Jimmy. I have spent the last few years of my life struggling with feelings of hopelessness in the midst of a very difficult battle. I haven’t been able to admit it to anyone.
I received a necklace as a birthday gift. We took a trip to Jerusalem and used Torn Pages as a fundraiser. Little did we know just how deep the impact would go!
I am a 6th-grade teacher and I see the struggles my students face every day. They feel lost and alone, many of them dealing with very hard home
I lost a loved one to a long and terrible fight with cancer. I know firsthand the financial strain that medical bills place on families with sick loved ones.