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She is devoted to St. Frances
A recent Bella English column (‘‘Their
faith holds fast,’’ Globe South, Oct. 29) was wonderful and
invigorating. I am a St. Frances parishioner and feel so blessed to be
part of this group. I am a lifelong Scituate resident who was baptized at
St. Mary’s in Scituate Harbor. I choose every Sunday to go to St. Frances
instead of St. Mary’s. Contrary to every other Catholic church, they never
mention money at St. Frances and I find myself giving more than I ever
gave to any church. Thank you for the beautiful piece.
Learn to Cope called godsend
Although I am thousands of miles away, I wanted to let you know that
Joanne Peterson and the Learn to Cope group have been the best support I
could ever ask for ("Tonight,
they'll hit the street vs. drugs," Globe South, Nov. 2).
I am originally from Cape Cod, and when I married into the military, we
moved. I have a 23-year-old son who is a heroin addict and lives in the
Boston area. When he was on the streets, my friends from LTC gathered
around their computers and e-mailed me with love, support, and
information. They offered to pick him up, to make phone calls for me, to
do whatever needed to be done. Being so far away was hard, but knowing
they were there made things a little easier.
I found LTC a little over a year ago through another website. From the
first e-mail explaining my story and how I was feeling, I knew I was home;
it was returned with so many women telling me I was not alone, and they
knew exactly how I felt. When they hold vigils and when they have meetings
on Monday nights, I know that my son and I are in their prayers and they
know, although I am not there physically, that I am there in spirit.
My son is currently in a program. A lot of that is due to the support I
get from the LTC group. Thank you for getting the Learn to Cope name out
and for allowing me to tell my story. They are truly a godsend not only to
me, but I think also to many people all over the country.
Grateful for story on group
Thank you so much for your article ("Tonight,
they'll hit the street vs. drugs," Globe South, Nov. 2). The more
people who write about it and share it, the more people we can
I live in Florida and found this group when I had my son arrested to
save his life. His drug of choice was Oxycodone.
My son, who is 22 years old, became addicted after months of
prescription drugs from doctors due to a serious car accident. Bobby is
now clean for eight months and thriving, thank God! It was the Learn to
Cope group that got me through some dark days.
Thanks again for your story.