my 24 year old son had everything going for him. Being a highly intelligent person, Damon wanted to get the most out of life and learn as much as he could and as fast as he could. Entering college with the goal of becoming a Nuclear pharmacist, he studied hard,earned good grades and obtained his pharmacy tech license. He was happy, had many friends, and couldn't wait to see what the future had in store for him. And then something he inherited from me took over his life. Depression and anxiety suddenly began overwhelming him. I suffer from bipolar disorder and passed it on to my son. This led him down a very dark spiral and he became a drug addict. Some days I wouldn't be able to reach him and I'd beg to God that he would not be dead, that he would still be alive.he hardly ate or slept and lost so much weight that I could count every single one of his ribs. He began to have speech issues and the overwhelming anxiety attacks he had, led to psychosomatic full body seizures. Every day that he lived, he suffered ..while I thanked God for keeping him alive. He became homeless and destitute and wouldn't accept help from anyone . and then one day he decided he was going to fight. Fight for sobriety and fight for his life! He started seeing counselors, started taking meds for the depression , and He became SOBER!!!. it has been 7 months since the last time Damon used drugs. But he is struggling so hard to regain a life again. He remains homeless because he can't find a job, because he doesn't have any money to get started and he has broken and missing teeth that he is very embarrassed over. 9 He stays positive though, and I'm so very proud of him. I want to help him so much, but I can barely support myself. He lives in California, and I'm in Utah,but I do send him every spare dollar I have. He hates taking the money from me and always tries to deny my help. Please help my son begin his life again, let him see how amazing people can actually be. His teeth are broken and he has serious issues simply chewing his food. Fixing his teeth cost over $8,000 and that is just to.fix the teeth in front. But he never smiles any more because he is embarrassed and ashamed of his smile, and he is constantly in pain because he can't afford dental care. I know he would be overjoyed even if he was given $10 from a stranger, because he has never asked for a dollar and is always the first one to offer to help anyone in need, but has not been given help in return. And he wouldn't ask for anything in return for his help either. He is too embarrassed to reach out for help and wouldn't want to make things hard on someone because they felt obligated to help him.