Kenny's Story


My name is Kenny and I'm an opportunity for recovery because I feel that if I can do it, anyone can do it. I'm volunteering at HOPE for NH [Recovery] because I feel like it's good to give back, especially to a spot that gave to me when I was in need. I always felt that people who volunteer were better people than me, or that they were doing something right, and I wasn't sure what it was. Almost like it was impossible for me to access that. But now that I am volunteering and I'm in recovery, it blows my mind because I always thought I'd be a low-life person with no purpose. And now I'm suddenly starting to see who I am and I'm beginning to form my identity. I have real friends now and I'm finally just becoming myself. I have a job now -- I'm a productive member of society. I can finally say that I treat people the way that I would like to be treated. I can show my family and friends the love that they deserve and the love that I feel like they give me, and I've reciprocated back to them. That's all I've got!

Last Updated: 04/25/2017