My name is Alicia P. I’m 33 years old and I have three children who are together with a foster family in Lancaster, PA. In this past year since they have been out of my care, I went to four different treatment centers, I was able to stop using the amphetamines, but I kept returning to the suboxone. In July I left for treatment at Eagleville Hospital where I stayed for long term treatment and was set up on SMT. I was discharged to Sunlight of the Spirit house on September 11th. By some divine miracle, I was accepted into this amazing recovery house with very little money. Within only a few weeks of being here I have gotten a sponsor and begun to work the steps, I’ve started a part-time job at a cafe within walking distance of the house, I am going to Merakey for an outpatient program and individual therapy which I attend twice weekly and I’m learning a lot of simple life skills. I feel more optimistic than ever about my future and incredibly humbled by the opportunity for assistance in my debt to this house. Anything to help me along this path only leads me closer to my children and for this, I am eternally grateful to even be considered. So again, I just want to say thank you, in advance, for your time and consideration.
Dear Bobby Bonds Foundation,
My name is Armando and I am the recipient of a housing scholarship. It is important to me that you know what kind of impact your gift has had on me and on my family as well. Without you, I wouldn’t have had a place to go after I left Blue Crest. Because of your love and support, I was able to enjoy Easter Sunday with my family. We had a great time and although the day had to come to an end, it felt very good for both myself and my family, knowing that I had a safe and comfortable house to return to.
Thank you,Armando P.
Dear Bobby Bonds Foundation,
I am writing to you in an effort to express to you my gratitude for providing me with the means necessary to build upon the foundation of my recovery. Each step that I take towards getting my life back on track encourages me to continue on this new path of sobriety and hope. There have been obstacles that I’ve had to overcome and I’m very much aware that there will be many more to come. At times, fear of the unknown can be intimidating. With the first phase of treatment nearing its completion, I was met with feelings of fear and anxiety as it pertained to the next step. I, like many others, wasn’t prepared to support myself financially. Your generous donation allowed me one less thing to concern myself with and therefore, maintain focus solely on continuing to better myself while abstaining from the use of drugs and alcohol. I feel like myself for the first time in a long time and I hope that receiving this letter sheds some light on just how big of an impact your generosity has had on me.Meredith M.