We would like to recognize Ed Symanski today. Ed is an inspiration to everyone around him, and he is a walking miracle! To give a little background, Ed has struggled with addiction for 37 years. His father started feeding him alcohol when he was a baby to keep him quiet. He began using cocaine at the age of 9, and his substance abuse got worse and worse from then on. It lead to jail time, destruction of relationships, and everything negative that comes along with substance abuse.
Although this sounds like a sad and hopeless story, God had other plans! Ed came to an event about addiction at Stein Highway Church of God in Seaford. At the end, he came up with tears in his eyes and was asking for help. He was tired of the lifestyle he seemed stuck in. We prayed with him and and rejoiced with him that he was taking this step. Shortly after, Ed checked himself into rehab and came into Square One at it's completion. On December 10th he will be celebrating ONE YEAR SUBSTANCE FREE!!!! Ed now attends Stein Highway Church of God, and has become very involved in it. He leads a group there called "Overcomers Outreach", and is ALWAYS helping with community events.
Last but not least, it is with great pleasure and anticipation to announce that Ed has officially become the Head of Maintenance for Square One! We could not have hand picked a better person for the job. Ed is extremely knowledgeable in every aspect and is extremely dependable. Going above and beyond for him is an understatement. It is by no chance that God has blessed us with Ed, and it is an ongoing miracle to witness his example of how one can overcome addiction! God is good!