Annual Recovery Celebration Highlight Personal Recovery Stories
On Tuesday Sept. 13th a crowd of 180 attended the 13th annual “Join the Voices of Recovery” Celebration at the Martin Luther King Community Center in Erie. The theme of “Our Families, Our stories, Our recovery” was well represented in the ceremonies as individuals presented their inspiring personal stories of recovery from addiction and mental illness. Of the five presenters, 2 were proud members of the Consumer Recovery Center at MHA. Nicole Spiegel and Dave Rush provided a glimpse into their history of recovery; stories that will hopefully help others see that recovery is real and possible for everyone.
Awards were presented to Darren Weber, a person in recovery and Charles Klenk, a family member who has been instrumental in efforts to get Narcon into the hands of law enforcement across the commonwealth so the death toll from heroin overdose can be stemmed.
Thanks to Steve Simmelkjaer and our own Rita Wheeler for once again chairing the development and realization of this annual event. Thanks also to all the committee members, vendors, and providers who make the Join the Voices of Recovery Celebration such a success.