|8:19:26 PM - Tue, Sep 13th 2011
|i am a twenty-four year old traverse city native, born n raised. i would just like to take the time to thank the prior patients, ron larson in particular, of the tcsh for being willing to share his experience there so many years ago. as a local i have always heard rumors, mostly of hauntings and horrible stories which im not sure of their validity of doctors shackling n torturing the patients there. ive always been curious about the past there. it wasnt until today, reading your web page viewing your photos, that i felt like ive actually learned about the facts of how it was. i can sense your heartache and tortured spirit, possibly hate n resentment surrounding how you wound up there in the first place, and of course the years of your life spent there. i am by far your junior and am sure, despite my personal trials, have never encountered anything close to your six years spent there. all i know is that everything truly does happen for a reason, and i will hope and pray for your healing and discovery of what the hell that reason was in the first place. God only knows. Maybe you were meant to go there to avoid other possible tragedy or abuse 'outside'...maybe you were protected from something without ever realizing it. maybe you were meant to know that sadness and loneliness and misunderstanding so that later in life God could use you, put you to work in helping others.. one thing i do know (by means of having lived it) is that when things seem unjust, wrong, upside down n inside out, God knows the reason.he makes no mistakes. its up to us to trust in him. it hurt me to hear you make the statement that you started a company with an illusion of being something you cant. possibly your endeavor dead ended simply because it is not your true purpose. maybe you havent found it yet. one thing i do know from personal experience (and im sure you do too) is that drug use only clouds our paths and separates us from our true meaning and prevents us from fulfilling our true potential and therefor discovering true peace and happiness. its merely a bandaid on an infected gaping wound. i hope that you wont live the rest of your life internally saddened and removed and faithless. what happened to you is terrible, and not right or okay by any means. but it happened, theres no changing or rearranging that. you can heal.whether you believe you can or can't you are absolutely right. from my perspective six years of your life is awful enough to have been stolen. only you can decide how many more years your willing to allow tcsh steal away forever. May God bless you in all ways and i hope that i have not offended or come across as presumptious because i by no means am claiming to have any clue how you feel. i only know what you say of course. i just know i dont like to know anybody is sad and so felt compelled to at least try n do what i can. wishing you much love peace and happiness.