From the March 2013 magazine.

March 2013: Whole Lot of Ready

Diagnosed with cancer, a member embraces the program as he puts himself in God’s hands


STEP THREE: Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.

Last Thursday, when I was diagnosed with melanoma cancer, my immediate thoughts went to acceptance and the Third Step Prayer. How in the world does that happen to someone who, just two years and 10 months ago, used alcohol as the answer to everything?

Each meeting I’d attended had somehow been exactly what was needed. It started with my Wednesday 7 a.m. meeting, when a fellow Irishman received his 33-year medallion. We were on the Sixth Step, and after we read,...

-- Tim P.

Saint Paul, Minnesota