Van Simpson was a 20 year old, smart boy who lived in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He always loved to play soccer, hockey, and baseball. He was very popular and very fun to be around. He had a very nice life as a child. All that stuff about him was true until about a week after his 21st birthday. On his 21st birthday, his father offered him a drink since it was legal for him to drink now. He gladly accepted the drink so that he could have more opportunities to hang out with his father and drink with him. He enjoyed drinking because it made him feel more relaxed. He worked at a hospital as a security guard. It was his summer before his senior year of college. He went to Villanova. He played hockey for them and was on his way to the NHL. His job was scary for him because he had to let in and see a ton of seriously injured people that were on their way to the emergency room. This stressed him out a lot so he often went to bars after work to unwind from what he saw at work. That is when the addiction started.