Because of you, Tony’s life flourished in recovery
Tony’s life was full of addiction, heartache, and prison. And then a severe overdose left him in a coma, considered brain dead, and on life support. Although the odds were against him, he woke up and made a full recovery. Having a second chance at life was no less than a miracle. Tony decided not to waste this chance and immediately enrolled in a recovery residence. There he began his life of recovery and worked hard to overcome addiction and turmoil.
Working to stabilize his life, Tony was in dire need of a reliable car so he could get to and from work. He had a vehicle, but it needed constant repair.
However, without a steady income, he could not afford to fix his car. It was a vicious cycle. He was panicked. His life was finally getting back on track and he was worried that if his car broke down, he would lose all of the progress he had made.
Because of you and your support, the doors at Ways to Work were open and available to Tony. Here he had a program specialist to walk alongside him and help him prepare to apply for a fair interest car loan. After months of preparation and hard work, Tony’s loan was approved.
In the months since having a reliable car, he has received two promotions at his job and is now a supervisor making a healthy living wage. Instead of living paycheck to paycheck, he is now able to save money and pay his bills early. His most recent promotion has even allowed him to move closer to his family where he is focused on repairing relationships and making up for lost time.
“There is no way any of this could have happened without the support and guidance from my Ways to Work family. I still can’t believe this is my life now.”
Tony’s car is also a lifeline for others, providing rides to those who are experiencing some of life’s obstacles and hardships. Tony shared, “That little Honda has helped save several lives so far. I have made it my life’s mission to provide a hand up to those who are in need, just as the Ways to Work staff did for me.”
Tony is taking college credits to become a substance abuse peer counselor and has helped open two men’s recovery residences, with a third house opening soon. You are the reason Tony found help along his path of recovery. Because of you, his life is forever changed.
You were the difference in Tony’s life. Without you, he might not have made such progress in life. Thank you for being a light in the middle of his dark time. Right now there are people, who much like Tony, need someone to walk with him through their crisis. Because of you and your support, help and resources are ready and waiting for a neighbor in need.
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