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I’m truly inspired by how God touches lives. The story shared by one Star of Hope resident continues to dwell in my heart because it is a strong testament to how God can take a life … broken from a series of tragic events… and transform it through the power of His love.

Ten years ago, Candice and her husband lost two sons in one year. One was a year old and the other just a few months. Both had serious mental and physical challenges and were unable to eat or move. Divorce came soon after.

Candice had gone to college to become a surgical tech, but the depression of not being able to find a job, losing her sons and her marriage drew her to drugs and alcohol. “I was addicted to meth for about 4 years … I lost everything due to drugs and alcohol,” she said.

She was later blessed with a healthy baby boy. Candice realized then that she needed to get help … she had something to live for. She later ended up at the front doors of Star of Hope.

Candice’s story is a testament to how God can renew and restore a life of despair, depression, and addiction. A promise of hope and a bright future is now possible for Candice thanks to God and Star of Hope supporters, like you.

Click here to listen to Candice’s Story.

I hope you are inspired by how the love and support shared with Candice can have a positive ripple effect for many years to come. The essential message of change is what we share every day with all who come to the Star of Hope in need.

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