by: Sierra Rains

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — On any given day, Cameron Carver might be found preparing braised short ribs or pan-roasted scallops for people dinning in downtown Nashville; but four years ago, his life looked very different.

At the age of 15, Carver said he dropped out of school to take care of his mother and grandmother, who was using an oxygen tank at the time. He struggled to find full-time work, and when their power was shut off, Carver said he became desperate.

“I got to a point where I didn’t know what to do. So, I went, and I did a stupid thing,” he said. “I went and robbed a gas station thinking that was the right thing to do. I just felt like that was the only choice that I had at the time.”

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