The Journey to Healing

Felicity graduated from Chaddock’s residential program.   She sent this letter to say ‘thank you’ to all of the staff who helped on her journey to healing.  

“First, I want to say that I am so grateful for the people at Chaddock who helped make my time there so productive. Upon arriving on my first day, I never would have believed the change that would come from spending a year and a half there. Of course, while I was there I would probably tell a completely different story. That said, it wasn’t until after I left that I realized just how much Chaddock really changed, and ultimately saved my life. 

My time there was not easy, and there were many times where I wanted to give up trying. However, it was always made very clear that that was not an option. I had to work very hard to earn the privileges I had and participate in the opportunities presented to me. I was so fortunate to have all of the support that I did during rough times. In the end, I knew that all of the difficulties were necessary for future success. I am so thankful for everyone who never failed to encourage me and push me forward.

Currently, I am a high school senior taking only community college classes. My most exciting course is my EMT course. In the future, I plan to attend medical school so training as an EMT is a great way to gain hands-on experience. I have been spending my time doing the things I love with the people I love and it feels great to be able to say that. I can honestly say that I am on the path to a successful future and I have so many amazing people at Chaddock to thank for that.”