MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Shamain Mercado was 10 years old when he met high-profile South Florida attorney Mark Eiglarsh through Big Brothers Big Sisters Miami.
Eiglarsh had an interesting way to initially connect with Mercado.
“What really broke the ice between him and I was comedy. He had a way of presenting a little shell and wall that I had established for myself by making me laugh, and it was great,” said Mercado.
At the time, Eiglarsh’s goal was to help keep kids on the right track in life.
After meeting Mercado, it wasn’t smooth sailing right from the start.
“I reached out to Big Brothers Big Sisters, and said ‘what is with this kid?’ He is not communicating,” said Eiglarsh.