|Dear Mr. George Benedict:
Seafield, a port in the storm of addiction, a beacon of light peaking through many clouded lives.
Enter the Reverend Fred Valdes, a person with love for everyone he touches and a promise of tomorrow’s spiritual freedom for all who are willing to run for the brass ring of spiritual healing. He sells it hard with soft enough edges to let all who are ready to embrace the twelve steps of sobriety to do so and to also swallow the truths about ourselves. If one is ready the Reverend Valdes will take you minute by minute, second by second to levels of self help and self worth beyond anything you can possibly wish for.
As a parent of adult addicts I have witnessed a miracle. I’ve prayed for a miracle for some thirteen years to no avail. Yet in one felt swoop your staff at Seafield and Reverend Valdes have given my adult children the ability to take back their lives. Even though they kicked and screamed about breaking out of that place, your staff pushed, cajoled, prodded in just the right amounts and gave an entire family a new batch of tomorrows.
There is no price to put on this gift, no words grand enough to describe the emotions of gratitude for all the staff from just this family.
How could one woman begin to tell you what you have given or what hope you have made possible.
Thank you for allowing my adult addict children and I to believe in the promise of their future, in this life clean and sober.