Hello, my name is Marcus, I am 35 years old and a single father of one. I am writing this letter today to give thanks and appreciation to Eckerd Connects and your supporters for being a vital part of my journey to recovery and a better life.
Just two years ago, I didn’t know where my life was going and at that point in time, I was going through so much turmoil. I was losing family, friends, jobs, and my faith. I was also addicted to drugs. I was homeless and living house to house and even out of my truck.
Eventually, being financially broke took a toll on me. I wanted to give up so badly but the only thing that kept me going was my one and only child, Zaidyn.
I would look at him and think to myself, “He didn’t ask to be in this situation, so now is the time I have to start living for him and give him the best life possible.”
I was always a good father, but I wanted to be a great one.
When I got connected with Eckerd Connects, my life began to change both financially and emotionally. They helped me get a place for my son and me. Also, the sessions with my counselor really helped me take on things a lot better emotionally because I was in an isolated place for a very long time.
I just want to say “thanks” again for everything that has been done for me and my son, and to all the people who were a part of our journey and success. Without you guys, who knows how long it would have taken or where we would be now?
Thank you so much!