“After the accident, pain was my only companion. Then I discovered McKemie Place and true friends.”

It happened to me on Christmas Eve, of all nights. I was struck by a drunk driver. It hurt so bad, the pain made it so I couldn’t even work. I was living with friends, but I couldn’t do that forever. And before long, I became homeless.

I never thought it would happen to me.

But then I came to McKemie Place. It was my only hope for getting back on my feet. The staff and volunteers gave me dinner, a bed and the help I needed to get the medical treatments I needed.

I found something else at McKemie Place. An inner strength. And that will always be with me. When I went in for surgery, they gave me a new, blue robe. I still have it. That robe is a reminder of how kind these strangers were to me.