We are really excited to help Campbell celebrate 15 months of clean and sober living.
Campbell was raised by two alcoholic parents. At the tender age of nine, his mother passed away and his father, whose life was already consumed by alcohol, increased his consumption exponentially.
Campbell, bereaved, found himself unable to fully heal from his loss because he was left to parent himself, care for his father and run the household.
For four treacherous years, as he saw his friends enjoying normal childhoods and living relatively carefree lives, Campbell watched his own childhood slip away from him and continued to nurse his anger and resentment over the unfair hand he'd been dealt.
At thirteen, Campbell followed in his parents’ footsteps and began drinking which was the gateway to using and selling narcotics, but he hid his inner darkness well as an honor roll student with a perfect attendance record.
He finally broke the cycle in his mid twenties and enjoyed years of success as the owner of a very successful orthopedic implant supply company, until Hurricane Ike swept through Houston leaving him without a home, a car or a business.
For the next several years, Campbell drank heavily and couch surfed until he wore out his welcome with his hosts and then resorted to the streets. When his best friend passed away, the grief and the reality of having lost everyone and everything that ever mattered to him was too overwhelming to bear and he eventually overdosed on June 25, 2018. It was the anniversary of the day that he was brought into this world and was nearly the day that he left us. He went into cardiac arrest twice and when he was released from the hospital he promptly and voluntarily checked himself into rehab.
On June 26, 2019, Campbell celebrated a year of clean and sober living and we are so proud of him. We are also very grateful that after having been on the receiving side of our Sunday Brunch line, he is now proudly reporting for duty as a volunteer and serving up warm meals and words of encouragement to those with whom he once resided at Tent City and in the shelters.
Campbell will be moving out of his current sober living facility and graduating to moving into his own apartment on October 1st. He has secured much of the furniture and larger items that he needs to continue his journey, but he still needs a few items.
If you would like to gift any of these items to Campbell, please click onto the Amazon Smile link below and check out his wish list. SHIP TO 1804 CARR STREET HOUSTON, TEXAS 77026. Also remember - if you make a purchase on Amazon Smile and select Direct HOPE as your charity of choice, our organization will receive a percentage of the purchase price of your gift. https://smile.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/dl/invite/7o0iKJI...
You can also make a donation to our PayPal account by clicking onto this link https://www.paypal.com/us/home and finding us by using our email address firstname.lastname@example.org, if you would like to help stock his pantry and fridge.
All gifts and donations are tax deductible.
Thank you so much!