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April 2012: Mining for Gold

Inspired by one man's service, she struck it rich giving back

Several years ago, I was diagnosed with a rare form of Parkinson’s, which is progressive and affects all the systems of my body. Soon afterward, I was given the gift of clinical depression—and these with 17 years of sobriety! I was afraid and suicidal. I was at the “jumping off place.” The phone weighed 1000 pounds, and although my friends in the Fellowship were numerous, I was beginning to isolate. Then my wife and I divorced, and I had to give up my dog due to my inability to care for her. I was unable to work and went on disability. So this is what they meant when they spoke in... Login to read more
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