Brad has seen how people treat diseases differently. When he was going through addiction, people crossed the street to get away from him. Meanwhile, when he was going through his cancer treatments, people wanted to get closer to him.
Whether Brad was battling addictions or cancer, he was still the same person suffering. His experience speaks volumes to the stigma that still exists around drug and alcohol addictions.
Education and understanding will reveal that
we all deserve love and respect.
Brad’s story Becoming the Father I Knew I Could Be
is featured in MENtal Health: It’s Time to Talk.