Help Me Change One Suffering Addicts Life At A Time
Organized by: Joe Eldridge
My name is Joe Eldridge. On March 26th 2012 I found a new way to live, sober, & I live one day at a time, facing life on life's terms to help other addicts achieve the same goal, happiness, & freedom that I have found through Faith & Guidance of my Higher Power, in who I choose to call My Lord & Savior Jesus Christ! I am a Father/Husband, Son, Uncle, & Friend always, a Construction worker by day, & have dedicated my life to help suffering addicts during my free time!! Mostly to give back & do onto others what was so graciously done for me! I have been to 26 funerals, tomorrow will make #27. I am 27 years old so I have been to as many funerals (as of tomorrow) than the years I have been blessed to be on this Earth!! One of my closest friends passed away due to a long hard fought battle of the disease of addiction! As well as my best friend that passed away 2 years ago, along with many others I grew up with, or knew while they were on this Earth! Out of 27 funerals 20 have been alcohol or drug related! As I understand It's impossible to help everyone, as many have already passed on haven't hit "their bottom" yet, or just simply haven't experienced enough pain to force change! I also know so many more still out there battling this horrible demon at this very moment, suffering & can't receive the help they need & deserve because of the cost of treatment today! I made it with others help, because I too come from a paycheck to paycheck type background, including my life today, as I live paycheck to paycheck to Raise a family of 6. My beautiful wife Patricia, & our 4 Amazing little boys, & I strive everyday to be a better person, son, father, husband, brother, Councelor, & friend!!! Please help in Anyway possible today, whether it is just leaving kind words of wisdom, experience, strength & hope, or its donations to help people get the live back that they want so bad but can't afford & change the life/lives of addicts out there still suffering!! Help me show them that there is still people that care, that there is hope & a way to change even if you are broke or poor, or if nothing else, a simple comment showing them that you are there for them!! Thanks to all! I love you all so very much & I wouldn't be where I am today, coming up on 4 years clean, if it wasn't for all of you!! Thanks from the bottom of my heart & God Bless all!!!