I have found goodness in life again.
Don Downey, Sergeant, US Army, Warrior Transition Battalion, Fort Riley, Kansas
“I was one of the first apprentices to join the beekeeping program.
At that time I really felt that I had no reason to live. I was essentially lost in a deep dark place. From the first day in the program, I began to feel that there was something good in this for me. Each day I looked forward to the work that was scheduled. Each day I could feel myself being lifted out of the low place I was in. And then one day I knew that I was back. That I had become someone of value and that there was a future ahead of me that was good and worthwhile. That was 7 years ago, and I am full of life and I have found goodness in life again. There could not be a better program anywhere for those who need help.”
Don graduated with a degree in Agricultural Management. He was one of the top students in his class graduating with honors. He now has his own very successful business."