Getting your life back on track after many years of substance abuse is never easy. Every recovered addict knows that the road to recovery is bumpy and long, but the truth is that everyone can recover. All they need is an effective treatment, support, and a safe environment. One of these success stories last year was shared by Macy Boatright, who has overcome heroin addiction. Around two years ago, the young woman finally convinced herself to seek help. She was homeless, hadn’t eaten in a week or so, had no shoes, and had an abscess in her arm from using a dirty needle. She gathered all her courage and after calling her grandmother asking for help, Macy started her detox journey.
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The woman shared the story of taking the first steps to get herself better with her Facebook friends, along with the surprising comparison photos: one taken right outside the hospital before she started treatment and the second one showing how she looks now.
Macy decided to give a little bit of insight on what inspired her to take this important step. As it turns out, it was nothing but the kindness she experienced when she needed it the most.
During the time Macy was homeless and using drugs, she had plenty of visits to the hospital. What stood out the most from those visits was a nurse named Ali Fares. There was one thing that separated him from all of the other nurses that treated Macy.
According to her, Ali was the only one who showed sympathy and kindness to her when she desperately needed it. The man held her hand and comforted her when she was crying and felt completely hopeless.
After she got better, Macy decided to find Ali and thank him for saving her life. The post she wrote to celebrate his work has gone viral and gathered over 63k likes and praises from people living all over the world.