I woke up one morning under a dumpster lid in downtown Denver, trash liquid oozing onto my only pair of clothes. I was hungry, sick, and completely alone.

I had lost my way as years of bad decisions and alcoholism had stripped me from my family, home, friends, jobs, health, dreams, and hope. In that moment, I decided to change and found the Providence Network. Through their help, I have restored my relationships and rebuilt my life.

This trip is a chance for me to give back by raising money and awareness for an organization that I really believe in — one that gave me the structure and support I have needed to live the last seven years (and counting) sober.