Randy, a supply officer in the Navy during the Vietnam War, said he lost his wife 1 1/2 years ago after 44 years of marriage. That’s when things took a turn for the worse.
“I couldn’t handle the funeral and walked out,” he said. “She was my best friend.”
Randy said he disappeared after his wife’s funeral, turned to drugs, hid out in the woods and tried to take his life.
A search team, which included his brother and police, found him after he had been passed out in the woods for three days.
“I was Baker Acted and put in a psyche ward,” he said.
Randy later received rehab treatment at the VA Medical Center in Lake Nona. Once his health improved, Veterans Affairs helped him with rental assistance.
He now rents an efficiency apartment in Winter Park.
The Mustard Seed of Central Florida assisted Randy with the necessary furnishings he needed to make his new space into a home.
“God works in mysterious ways,” he said. “I should have been dead after all those drugs I took. I guess I’m still supposed to be here. My work isn’t done.”
November 30, 2018
A huge thank you to DDC, LLC. and CESO, Inc. for partnering with The Mustard Seed on #GivingTuesday. The two companies donated more than $3,500 of brand new goods, sponsored two families in crisis, renovated The Mustard Seed Boutique’s fitting room and provided lunch for volunteers, clients and staf… read more
November 20, 2018
At this time of Thanksgiving celebration we’d like to extend our sincerest appreciation for all YOU – our donors, volunteers, board members and referring agencies – do to support the mission of The Mustard Seed. Thank you for furnishing individuals and families with hope, dignity and stability.
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