After hearing those words, Chris went back to his room, dropped to his knees and began to pray. That date was August 1, 2008, his sobriety date.
Fast forward 11 years. Larry and Chris are together again, sitting in a meeting with the guests at Herren Wellness, sharing stories and their recovery journeys. This is what recovery is all about – giving what was freely given to you to others, and being that helping hand that reaches out.
We asked Larry what it was like to come to Herren Wellness, see Chris, and speak with the community:
“It was important for me to come because I have such tremendous respect for what Chris is doing here at Herren Wellness, and of course to celebrate his 11 years of recovery. I’ve been watching and following the work he has been doing with youth, with the kids, and he’s such a charismatic, humble, and elegant speaker I wanted to come here to see Herren Wellness and give a little back myself because maybe my experience can help someone else as well. It’s really my privilege to come here and share my story hoping that somebody will hear something that helps.”
~ Larry Perrulli