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Homeless Advocate Shares Struggles, Redemption - Brevard NC


August 9, 2018

Brevard resident Eric Edwards knows pain, and he knows defeat. Edwards lost his son, Dylan, to leukemia two years ago, and he turned to substance abuse to cope.

He also lost his wife to grief, his home and almost his life – self-medicating with drugs and alcohol.

But the 43-year-old Edwards found inner strength, and community, in Brevard. When he was at the bottom, two days before Christmas in 2015, he knocked on the doors at The Haven. He spent nearly a year in the homeless shelter off Caldwell Street, cleaning himself up and finally ending up in a home through the Habitat for Humanit...

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