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A Circus, a Wheelbarrow and a Cat

The moving story of a sponsor and his sponsee—and how they both learned to believe

It was 1987 and I was two years sober when Owen walked into my Saturday home group. He was twice married, twice my age and bigger than most men I was comfortable around. The new guy followed me to my car and grabbed my attention with a hand to the shoulder. “Hey, Kojack, I need a sponsor.” 

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