The Voice of Lewis

My name is Lewis! 

I am a 46 year old male from Owensboro, Kentucky. I am a single male with two daughters and the youngest of three siblings. I am blessed to be a grandfather to be, to a little boy. I am currently in remission from Lymphoma Cancer and a person in long-term recovery from substance abuse. Since staying here at St. Benedict’s Shelter I have been able to string together a year of sobriety. 

I want people to know that I am not the man I used to be. I started my recovery by talking with the staff at St. Benedict’s. Their experience and compassion gave me hope, this is where my journey to recovery began. Today, I find I can be more honest and open with people. I have truly been able to be myself, make new friends, be a friend and build a foundation in my recovery, while staying at St. Benedict’s. It keeps me accountable and gives me structure. 

My goals now that my health is under control and my recovery is getting stronger, is to find a job and a home. I want to be a better father than I have been and hopefully have a healthy relationship with my children. I see all these things coming soon as a result of sobriety and perseverance.