Dedication: To everyone that had lost hope


My name is Andrew Aycock and I am from Columbus Ohio. I am 37 and on my way to the top, but it wasn’t a easy ride. In 2003 my father was killed and I lost a lot of hope for myself and was going down a very dark path. I saw a doctor and started getting Oxycotin and Vicodin prescribed to me. I was working full time and selling them from about 2004 to 2010 but I also was getting very hooked on them. I was going down the worst road and pushing my family to the side and just getting in all kinds of trouble. As the older I got my family just couldn’t stand seeing me the way I was so when I got locked up in 2018 I didn’t have much support cause I broke down so many bridges. When I got out of the pen I was stuck in a farm town in Ohio name mechanicsburg. I was very lost and down on hope. I tried to commit suicide and someone saved my life and sent me to a psychward. It was there I found out I was dying from a bad mrsa infection. I flatlined for over 7 minutes and being that close to death I saw the light. It was after that moment I had to change my life. I’m not the best at explaining things but I have a pictures of me over the past few years and you will see I am a miracle.

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