I was raised on a farm in central Illinois until the age of 12, when we began moving from town to town. My inability to cope with that led me to start  drinking & using drugs at age 15. After dropping out of high school, I learned to weld and traveled thru-out the U.S. welding and continuing my drug/alcohol habit.

   To make a long story short, I managed to get off the dope in 1989, had a couple relapses, was homeless numerous times...but now I'm clean & sober again (going on 4 yrs) and living proof that people CAN change!

   I've tried and failed at many things, and succeeded at a few...but I keep trying...which is my message to others... No matter what adversity you're facing, you CAN overcome it...NEVER GIVE UP!

   We are all "in this together"...let's do what we can to make the world a better place. On my "Heroin Crisis" page, I talk about all the things I've "failed at"...if it sounds like I am lamenting, my sincere apologies. I was trying to show that regardless of your "flaws & failures", just hang in there and keep trying...the day will come that your life will take a turn in the positive direction and you can then begin your quest to help others!

 Thank you & God Bless!

​Bruce Wm.Walsh   Ph.828-505-6389

Updated:  3/20/18