John's Story

One slip is all it takes. John’s been clean and sober for years, but this year was really tough. He lost the place he was living and found himself bunking down with friends on good days — or in shelters on bad ones. He also had to have his leg amputated. 

Because he is in recovery, the medications he’s prescribed are carefully chosen and nonaddictive. But at one of the places he was staying they were stolen. His insurance refused to pay for replacements and John was close to using again because of the pain. Thanks to United Way’s support of Cornerstone Family Healthcare’s Healthy Connections, the cost of medications John needed were covered. Now he’s found a safe place to live and he’s continuing his recovery.

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