From Steve Killelea, Founder of the Manor of Hope:

“I rarely post anything personal but as I sit here tonight I am overwhelmed by a feeling of gratitude. Life is not meant to be easy and I have had my share of hardships but I can honestly say I feel like one very lucky guy. My Son John battled Substance Use Disorder and everything that comes along with it for more than a decade. It took him and everyone that loved him to places that you are never prepared for. But today I am one proud and very grateful Dad as John celebrates 7 years of continuous sobriety. He has grown into a young man who is admired as every day he helps those at the Manor of Hope who battle the same demons that once ruled his life. “
“In the past year, he got engaged to a wonderful woman and they purchased a home together. Next week I have the honor of attending their wedding. For many years I thought none of these things would ever be possible. And I now see the struggles that he suffered were actually a gift to me. I have become a much better person through the process and now have the privilege of serving others on their recovery journeys. Life is good.”