Nick is my 21 year old son who has struggled over the past few years with addiction. I have watched Nick struggle. His story began in high school. I had never known this, but he did start with alcohol and marijuana, over the counter pain medications and after he had graduated went to North Dakota where he became involved with Crystal Meth. This has been a horrific ride, but it never used to be like this.
Nick was a star athlete in wrestling and soccer. He had so many friends in high school, a supportive family. He has a sister who is just about 16 years old. She is a bright star, driven young woman. He has a brother who is 18 years old, just graduated from high school and now is working and spending time hunting, that seems to be his passion. Nick in our view has had everything he ever wanted in life, but a part of him has been in pain. We do not understand why he started to use drugs, we may never understand it.
His story is far from over, he has many lives to touch. You see he has hit rock bottom a few times, has been in jail, is on probation, and now is in a sort of half way home. He is in wait for a spot in Good Samaritan Rehabilitation. This will cost 2,500 dollars to enter into a two month program. After the two month time frame is complete he will then be moved to a home with in the ranch and get a job for another 9 months or so, he will be expected to pay 300 dollars a month for the home and will be expected to follow protocol at the ranch. He will then have a job and will be able to pay his fees.
At this time, this family does not have the funds to pay for Nick to go to this program. They do not take insurance currently. I have heard and researched this program, Nick has a strong relationship with Jesus and reads the bible every day. This truly is the best place for him at this time of his life. We are hopeful for his healing. He does not have a choice at this time, if he does not seek help and is a part of this recovery he will be sent to prison in South Dakota or he will end up back on the streets. You see when he came to my home-he was homeless, he had been injecting the drugs at this time and living in his car. He had not eaten in days, it was terrifying to see my son in such a state. I want to help him and I would love any donation to help him get to the ranch. I am able to put some money aside along with his grandpa, but it is not enough to get him in. For now, he is safe. My son is a lost soul, but I believe this will help him. I have developed a FB site to support and update everyone on him while teaching the world about the reality of addiction.
I have also taken classes on Meth awareness and am currently a member with the state of Idaho (Idaho Meth Project)
I am terified for my son, the world can not lose him to drugs and something horrible is going to happen if he ends up back on the streets with the people he has been with. I am trying to save my sons life, but make no mistake, I know he has to be the one to save himself. He has to make that choice to create his own furture and get away from the people and drugs that bring him down. He has to let that life go and it has to be his decision. Right now, he knows this and he is struggling every day to make it happen. It is hard, he can easily walk away from the half way home, but he is fighting so hard to get into the ranch. He is fighting to get help, I ask you to help us fight. Even if it is a small donation, we are not a family that asks for anything...we just do not know any other way to get him what he needs. I also know and understand, this may not be his first time going to rehab of some sort...but it has to start somewhere.
Sadly my son feels no one cares for him, part of addiction. I want to show him, we as a community of friends and family do care and we will help him fight...in return he has to fight and he has to show all of us he can do this. That is the expectation I have of him, he must see we all stand behind him. Even if it is small amounts, anything helps.
This is the sight for the place he will be going to--his probation officer is helping and the team does have him in a home currently. We need to get him in the ranch with in the next month if we can. We are looking for help. I know many know Nick, please help him in this time of need. Thank you!
I am asking for 3,000 dollars to help pay for his first month of 300 and food once he is done at the ranch. This will be regulated through myself or the Pastor. Currently the home he is living in is on donation only as well, we are buying food for him and the men that are there and will give what ever is remaining to the charity of this half way home. Thank you so much for your help.
- Tina Danzig
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Tonia Griffin Wells
Coeur D Alene, ID