Amazing Transformation Story – Ben
I read this transformation story and wanted to SHOUT with JOY to the world!
This is what makes Phoenix Rescue Mission, and Rescue Missions around the United States and the World so important, so amazing and such a blessing to so many people, including the homeless, their families, victims of abuse and those who have a heart for all of the above.
This story will bring you to happy tears, jumps for joy and many more emotions.
The Ben you see here isn’t the same Ben who came to the Mission January of last year. Just 15 months ago, he was the picture of a broken man.
Slumped in his wheelchair, harboring a mean streak a mile wide, Ben was homeless, hopeless and suffering from constant pain.
Much of it stemming from the fact that he was a dangerous mix of alcoholic and diabetic – a condition that had left him paralyzed from the waist down by the time he was 58 years old.
“I was in such bad shape they [Phoenix Rescue Mission staff ] weren’t sure they were equipped to help me,” says Ben. “But they took me in anyway. I was depressed, I had a bad attitude… I basically came here to die.”
Ben was an accomplished mechanical engineer for much of his life, helping design, build and implement projects worth over $200 million for large corporations across the nation.