In the last three years, Eddie Troy has rebuilt his life.
For 15 years, he was entrenched in a hopeless cycle of drug addiction: smoking crack and injecting cocaine. Eddie was in and out of rehab six times.
This lifestyle reached its low-point after spending $400 on drugs one typical Friday night.
“The next day my son asked me for change for a soda, but I didn’t even have a penny. After getting high again that night, I broke down and just couldn’t go on. I fell to my knees praying for help.”
He hasn’t touched drugs since.
Today Eddie is a husband, a foster parent, a devout Christian minister, a self-employed contractor, and a well loved and respected member of the community.
He provides plumbing, electrical, and carpentry services to many of the citizens of Macon.
This multimedia piece was shot while taking part in 62nd Missouri Photo Workshop in Macon Missouri.
Photography and production by Robert Ormerod
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