The call that came late Friday night to a long-time TLC employee was devastating. His eldest son – who worked as a parking valet at a Scottsdale mall – was in a Scottsdale hospital after being run over by a drunk driver who is being sought by police.
The son, a war hero who was blown up and shot four times in Afghanistan, will survive. However the assault left him with partial amnesia. Plus, there’s the possibility of further damage to the already extensive injuries that left him hospitalized for several months after he returned from the war.
It’s never surprising when bad things happen to our clients who can’t – or are unwilling to - change their lives. Injury, sickness, death and jail are part of the addict’s territory.
But it’s a gut-wrenching shock when it hits close to home – to the heroes, the innocent, the ones we love.
We have him in our prayers.