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Larry used to suffer from crushing depression. He’d tried treatment numerous times, but nothing seemed to help.
One day, his pain became too much. He knew he had to escape. Larry walked out of his house and away from his life: the wife and daughter he loved, a home, and fulfilling work as a pastor.
He spent his days sitting in the blazing hot sun on a park bench, trying to escape life by drinking himself to death. It almost worked. He became rail-thin from not eating, and began coughing up blood.
“Two cops came walking toward me. I could barely stand up, let alone form a sentence,” recalls Larry.
The officers put Larry into the care of a clean and sober Cityteam graduate.
“All I wanted him to do was help me long enough that the officers would leave so I could get back to drinking,” says Larry. “But he wasn’t having any of that. Instead he brought me to Cityteam.”
When Larry arrived, he was given a good, hot meal. That meal became his first step towards healing by providing the proper nourishment that his body and brain had been missing for so long.
Each meal you provide today can do the same thing for someone else!