“This is Will. 14 years ago he was homeless and addicted to heroin. We met as he was digging in the dumpster looking for recyclables.
I asked him what possessed a man to do such a thing… he shared that his wife died unexpectedly and in the wake of her death, he tried heroin ONE TIME and became addicted. He lost his home and job as a result of his addiction. Over the next several months, Will and I developed a friendship. I looked forward to posting at Hatch and Herndon in hopes I’d get to see him.
I liked him more than my partner at the time so I enjoyed seeing him as often as I could! We helped each other through a few tough times by offering advice and life experience. Then–one day he was gone! I never saw him again…. over the years I’ve wondered what happened to him. I wondered if he was even alive.