Q&A with American Idol's Danny Gokey
BD: You started a foundation in your wife's memory—tell us more about it.
DG: I established a foundation called Sophia's Heart Foundation. We have several programs, but one of the programs that we are strongly pushing toward and implementing is our music and arts program. The one thing that brought me hope was music in my most hopeless situation. And I want to take music and arts and I want to bring that to the underprivileged children in the area and bring hope to them.
BD: Obviously losing your wife was very difficult for you. What is the best piece of advice you have been given to help you cope with your loss?
DG: In the midst of hard times, to believe something good is going to happen out of it. I know it's not some compelling one-liner, but I think that's the hardest thing to do. When you're faced with negativity after negativity, it's hard to believe something. But … when you see someone whose gone through the overcoming, it's because they actually believe something good can happen out of it, that's probably the best advice you could ever be given.