“This life doesn’t belong to you.” Meet James.
At the age of 16, one bad decision changed his life forever. Once striving for the opportunity to serve his country during the Vietnam War, James found himself living in a park northwest of Charlotte – this time striving to stay positive.
“I decided that the pain of dying couldn’t be any worse than the pain I was living with”.
One day, James lost that strength, “I decided that the pain of dying couldn’t be any worse than the pain I was living with”. As he looked over the side of a bridge and peered out over the oncoming I-77 traffic he understood that his life had a bigger purpose and stepped away. James chose to live again.
Like so many others that have found SHC, James was able to turn his life around after moving into McCreesh Place. James received the support and services through SHC that he needed to go on to complete a Master’s degree and into his own home with his wife, Cynthia.
James now works as a Scatter Sites Case Manager for SHC and will be graduating with his Master’s Degree this summer. Programs, like Scattered Sites, take a holistic approach by providing a team that can help each resident set personal goals, monitor progress, and manage their disability.