“I was basically starving.”

 

A year ago, Alex agonized through a lot of hungry days.

At his lowest point, he was homeless, and losing weight fast. He dropped to just 115 pounds when a guy his size should be 180.

“I was basically starving,” he remembers. “All I had to eat was Ramen noodles, and no protein of any kind. It was depressing.”

Being in this situation forced Alex to do some things he’s not proud of just to make it, which made him feel even worse. He lost his will to live and even tried to end his life.

“I figured I was going to die anyway,” he says. “That was my reality.”

When Alex didn’t die, he starting thinking maybe God had another plan for his life.

“I’d do anything to survive.”

Now he can say being homeless has been a blessing, because it forced him to confront his bad choices and start making some better ones. “I had the gift of desperation,” he says. “I’d do anything to survive.”

Following a stay at a short-term treatment facility, he came to our doors to build a stronger foundation for his recovery.

Today, “This is the longest time I’ve been clean since age 16,” he says. “That’s a huge blessing.” He’s also added 20 pounds to his slim frame and feeling and looking healthier than ever. “I see the hope of going to college now. I’ve never had that chance before,” he says.

“There are a hundred different reasons why I shouldn’t be here,” Alex concludes. “It’s a miracle to be here. Before, I didn’t believe I had a future. This place has given me a future!”

ALEX’S FUTURE BEGAN WITH HIS FIRST MEAL. YOU HAVE GIVEN HIM A HARVEST OF HOPE!

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