Step 12: Service – Erik’s Story on Drug Addiction Recovery

"I don't know how else to explain it.  I guess I jumped.  I fell from the third story.  Over a half-million dollars in medical bills." "As I went to Twelve Step meetings more consistently, I found that my life just started to fall into place. Now that I know how important it is to share with others what I know, I go every week, to let them know they are not alone.  There was a point that I felt that I was totally alone.  The Twelve Steps help me focus on the fact that not only am I an add...
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Lifting Kathy

Seven years of lifting Kathy from her wheelchair to her bed.  Every night the men of her neighborhood did this, with no end in sight.  It seemed like such a burden, but ... as time went on and their love for Kathy grew, they saw that their service to her healed their own souls. This video shows us Kathy, and the men who helped her.  It's humorous and it's heartwarming: Lifting Kathy
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More Than a Teacher

By Adena and Amy Every day in class, he sat hunched in his desk, eyes down, shoulders turned inward, in his own silent world. He didn’t talk to anyone. Everyone ignored him. His grades started slipping. Then, he wasn’t in class for a few days and I received the email from the counselors: he had tried to commit suicide. Two months later he was back in class. Everyone still ignored him. He still sat hunched in his desk, not talking to anyone. *********************************************...
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How Can You Help a Cancer Victim?

By Susan F At the age of 53, during a regular yearly exam, my doctor found a small lump in my breast.  “Do not worry,” he said.  “It’s probably just thickening of your tissue.” I immediately stopped worrying.  I was young.  I felt fine.  There was no history of cancer in my immediate family.  I exercised regularly and was not overweight; it was just some thick tissue. I have never been more wrong!  Within just a few days I found myself in surgery having a biopsy followed by lumpectomy and ...
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How Do You Create Lasting Love?

By Elizabeth S. We had been married for a few years when I came down with a sudden, violent case of food poisoning. One moment I was sitting on the couch watching TV with my husband and the next moment I was in the tiny powder room with the door closed and was sending my dinner down the porcelain bowl. A gentle voice on the other side of the door asked if he could help and I mumbled something in response. A moment or two later the door opened a little bit and an arm reached around to g...
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