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The True Story of a Miracle

A true AA mentor passes on—but his “fallen angels” remain behind

Many months ago, while I was attending my regular afternoon group, a young woman walked in. She was very young and looked very nervous. Yet she had the sweetest smile on her face. There was also a very sweet gentleman, who went by the name of Don O. He had a wonderful habit of taking newcomers and making them feel at home and safe in this new environment. Over the months I watched him do this with several people. As many of us do, when exposed to a new environment and a possible better way of life, fear is often at the forefront. Don had an amazing way of making that fear melt away.  I know he did for me! Anyhow, back to this young woman. After a couple of months of attending our group, life got in the way. She slowly started to drift off, and before long I did not see her anymore.


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