To quote from the August 8, 2019 edition of the Transylvania Times, “On July 23, 2015, Eric Edwards sat in his apartment in Rutherfordton, N.C., with a bottle of Jim Beam, ready to end his life. Fast-forward four years later to July 23, 2019, and Edwards was in Washington, D.C., speaking in the Rayburn Building to lawmakers, including U.S. Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis, and U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry and David Price, during a three-day national conference on ending homelessness…. Today, the Brevard resident is a steering committee member for the N.C. Coalition to End Homelessness' Champions for Change, a member of Civitan, a coach for the Special Olympics, a Brevard Housing Authority board of directors member, a participant in the Getting Ahead program at the Sharing House and is currently a corporate compliance officer at the Transylvania Association for Disabled Citizens.”
Eric’s is an incredible story that demonstrates how an individual can transform from the depths of despair to full and rich participation in the community, and there is much we can learn from his story. He has graciously agreed to share his story with our UUTC members and friends and other interested community members. Please join us for what promises to be a moving and informative evening.
Photo Credit: The Transylvania Times