Johnnie

A beautiful and warm feeling

“I was in a shelter at Ward Island and one week I was told about a gathering, where they give us food and talk to us.  At the time, my mom had cervical cancer.  She was my partner and confidant.  When I met James, he touched me, because before saying hi to him I said, “my mom is dying.”  The way he grabbed me, it was a beautiful and warm feeling.  I started coming to groups.  The demeanor I was carrying myself with needed adjusting.  It brought me a level of comfort that I wasn’t the only one going through things.  I could speak my mind so that others could relate.  To this day I come for the same reason.  It is awesome.”

 —Johnnie

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