Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Beside You In Time

Today I come to you with a cause very dear to my heart.
Arms Of An Angel
When I was younger, I used to go to AA meeting with my Dad. At one of them I met a young man named Carl. He was funny, sweet, smart, and had a huge heart. But he had an addiction. He came to my Dad for help, and my Dad did his best to be there for Carl.

In 2003 my Dad died, and I drifted from everyone my dad had sponsored and cared for. I didn't see Carl anymore.

In 2004, I met Carl's baby sister Hilari. She is the same age as me and we became great friends.

Please never hold this horrible picture against us in the future!

In February 2009, Hilari texted me and told me that Carl had accidentally overdosed on Heroin. Even though years had gone by since I had seen him, my heart went out to their family. 2 days later, on the fifteenth, I got the horrible news that Carl had passed.

I want you to pray for the Culberton's today and keep them in your thoughts as they go through this tough day. I will cherish their part in my lives forever. <3

Dave and Ellen, Carl's parents, created Arms of An Angel Foundation to spread awareness, educate people on the truths behind addiction, and to do as much as they can to stop this drug problem! I strongly urge you to take a couple minutes out of your day and read up on this.


PS. If you have any questions about this foundation do not hesitate to ask or contact them directly! They are truly amazing people and love any feedback or help :) Please link back to me if you choose to share Carl's story.



chantilly said...

i can totally relate to this story. my parents are both in aa, and we've had a lot of people coming in and out of our family's lives who struggle with addiction. i hope carl's family is ok. x

Meghan said...

Thank you for reading and relating!
It is a tough life, but so many good things can come out of it.
His family is having a tough time, but they are so very strong <3