Thank you always,
Thank you so much for your time, support and bravery. It was great to hear your story and I know it impacted those in the room and those who heard through the media.
It has also been great to get to know you and call you friend. I look forward to working with you as we address the problem.
Thanks for keeping up the fight!
November 12, 2015
I’m sure you’re being bombarded with emails, texts, calls after your Fox 6 news segment, and that’s a good thing because it means you got the message out.
You did a great job in the amount of time you had to bring awareness, it definitely brought up for me some things that I know I should not have done, like pay parking ticket, etc. But mostly the message was very clear with the empty seats with names of the individuals we have lost, very very profound and thank you for bringing this to the viewers’ attention. It definitely hit hard as it should have.
Again you did a great job and you look great on TV. LOL
October 24, 2015
I meet you at the ---- picnic my name is J**** and I was fresh off of a relapse. I just wanted to thank you for telling me about you sons struggle with heroin. Every time since then if I think of using I remember your story.
I have been sober now for 30 days and I have a sponsor am working the steps and I get to a meeting every other day. I still live in ---- sober living house and I have the vivitrol shot.
My life is still a challenge like my relationship with my ex wife and finances but I know I don't have to use again no matter what. I have hope moving forward with my life. Our talk that day had a lot to do with my sobriety today thank you.
If I can ever help out your foundation in any way please feel free to contact me anytime.
November 14, 2014
"To: CJ Lomas Recovery Foundation,
Thank you for creating a foundation devoted to treatment and recovery. There are not enough resources devoted to treatment options in Wisconsin. Education and prosecution are important but more important is providing HOPE in recovery by providing long term treatment options.
I have written to several government and other organizations about creating something in this area modeled after an organization called Trosa. It is located in Durham and provides a comprehensive long term recovery option that includes housing, job training and counseling to learn to live again after addiction. I don't know if this model is a perfect fit for our area but I know that many addicts have no transportation to get to the daily NA/AA meetings they need. They also have limited job skills or difficult holding jobs due to the need to keep counseling and psychiatric appointments, etc.
I am saddened every time I hear of another life loss to addiction but encouraged by foundations such as yours that translate that pain into something of beauty and hope for others. Thank you!!
July 5, 2014
"Dear Patti & Charlie,
We will not be able to attend the golf outing, but wanted to send some support. We know it will be a great success!
I'm awestruck on Tuesdays: seeing the burdens these fine people carry due to their family members addiction.
Your acts of charity: welcoming into your home these burdened strangers, listening, advising and consoling, is truly inspiring. Then these strangers leave as your friends, knowing others share their burden and care for their welfare.
Patti and Charlie you make the world a better place.
May God Bless You,
Rick and Mary"
July 10, 2015
"Hi Patti & Buddy,
Just wanted to help in your fundraising to save a life - it isn't much, BUT, you kids are doing alot, so in CJ's memory, keep up your good work!!
July 15, 2014
"Charlie, I am not a golfer, but accept my donation to your foundation. You do good work and I hope you will have continued success with helping folks in need.