Teams and Fundraisers

Select A Team:

Donate Login
Edit in profile section

Stopped digging to the bottom

Created by

Stopped digging to the bottom

I am a 32-year-old man that has just found a new way to live. I am 18 months clean and have gone from a homeless gutter junkie to a father, friend, homeowner and plant manager. I was blessed with a new chance at life.

I was hooked on pain pills at first, then went to heroin. I gave my three kids away and lost a wonderful wife, a business, and any dignity I had left. I went through many detoxes and rehabs and just kept relapsing over and over. I wound up flying a sign on the side of the highway and becoming a thief.

I found 12 steps to change the way I live my life. I started recovery facing 10 years in prison. I faced all my problems head on for the first time in my life. I learned that drugs were just a symptom of my problem. My problem was fear. I had to take a look at what I had done and find hope to believe in. We all deserve to have the chance of recovery. There is hope for all of us who are addicted.

I know that every day I live I must put recovery first. I am just as close ?to using as anyone but today I have put the shovel down and quit digging new bottoms for myself to hit. If no one has told u today... I love you all. ?


Partners for Hope raise critical funds on behalf Partnership to End Addiction – the nation’s leading organization dedicated to addiction prevention, treatment and recovery. Every dollar raised on behalf of the Partnership* will help ensure free, personalized family support resources, including our national helpline, peer-to-peer parent coaching, customized online tools and community education programs, can reach those who need them most. Please consider donating to this fundraiser and sharing this page.

*Donations made to Partnership to End Addiction are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. All contributions are fully tax-deductible, as no goods or services are provided in consideration in whole, or in part, of any contribution to this nonprofit organization.  EIN: 52-1736502

Guest Book


1. WIlliam Welch
Spencer-- Your story resonates on such a deep level with my own. Thank you for your bravery and keep shining, brother.
2. Bunny Music
Great news Spencer. I was at one time homeless in NYC too but it was because I smoked coke. I wound up on oxygen 24/7 because I smoked that and cigarettes and the oxygen made me give up everything I smoked. I've been living a good life for 16 years now, on oxygen, but it's great to be alive and happy. I'm so happy for you. Smile
3. Julie
Thank you for sharing your story with us, Spencer. Congrats to you on your recovery and best of luck to you.