I've known Eamon O'Hara since November of 2012. I had just relapsed the night before. He came to speak to me the next morning. He told me not to beat myself up and that the fight wasn't over yet. He also told me that he would always be there to help if I was willing to help myself. That really stood out to me. Since then we have developed a bond and a true friendship which was something I was not used to. Thanks to him I learned that it was ok to trust people and to be vulnerable even when I was in fear. Since then I had relapsed several times and Eamon was always there to help me put the pieces of my life back together. He constantly checked up on me and called me. No matter how busy he was when we ran into each other he always took the time to ask me how I was and if I needed anything. Before recovery I didn't think people really cared unless they had something to gain. Eamon only asked that I do what was right for me. When I finally achieved one full year of sobriety after eight attempts, he was there to congratulate me and tell me how proud he was. He is truly one of the most genuine people I've ever had the privilege of meeting and a true lover of people. He didn't always tell me what I wanted to hear. He always told me the truth. I can honestly say that I don't think I would be in the position that I am in now (clean and sober for 19+ months and working in treatment) without him having my back.