In what may be the last week of his life Andrew Chan has a powerful message for all Australians.
His video diary, shown last night on the Seven Network’s Sunday Night showed the raw emotions of a young man in a place that most of us couldn’t ever imagine – on the brink of losing his life.
“Um my name is Andrew Chan. ” he said in the video diary just hours after he watched six other inmates be taken for execution by firing squad on January 18.
“It is a day, pretty much a few hours after the execution, six innocent lives…… I guess what runs through my head is how precious life really is, that all we can do about the moment we live for, I guess sometimes you kind of gotta think what does it take to get a second chance?
“People get second chances within their lives on the outside but how much can you get when you’re a convicted criminal?”
His diary was as heartbreaking as a recent letter Chan wrote to his younger self, which featured in a documentary, Dear Me: The Dangers of Drugs, showing the regrets that Chan has about his life, which he says “was wasted.”
In his letter his powerful message for all Australians is “What you choose today will make what you become tomorrow.”