My name is Hunter Mercurio I was an extremely lost, scared and addicted boy just a mere 48 days ago. As I had no idea what real love was and that was until I met a man by the name of Michael Mednick.
I started drinking alcohol at the age of 11 by the age of 13 I had experimented with marijuana introduced to me by my older cousin. Throughout high school I thought I had to prove something to my older cousin, that I could party with the best of them, I drank myself to alcohol poisoning almost every night with him and my other so called “friends.” I started experimenting with other drugs as well and spent a lot of money on paraphernalia too. Moving to CA from Reno a mere 4 months earlier in hopes of changing my life for the better I soon found myself with packed bags wanting to run again back home because of my confusion, delusion and flat out just not wanting to live anymore. In desperation I would call my dad for help and he asked me to give him one more chance to contact one of his old friends who could possibly help me, Stephen would then lead me to Michael. We met on a Tuesday for lunch and Michael had asked me to share my testimony in a few minutes in hopes of trying to understand me and by the grace of God I did. Michael invited Stephen and I over to his house after our lunch so I could see where he lived. Michael had suggested that we get together on Thursday and he said that he would also call me on Wednesday. He called me Wednesday afternoon. Thursday I would meet Michael at 11am and by 6:30pm we were headed towards my apartment to dispose of all my drugs and paraphernalia too. That was one of the hardest things that I’ve ever done getting rid of all my stuff.
Well, I’m happy to say that I got invited to live with Michael and his family and I’ve been clean & sober ever since and that was 46 days ago! We’ve both committed to me living at the Mednick house for 90 days and then we’ll cross that road once we get there. I am experiencing unconditional love and I am super thankful to be where I am at today.
I’d like to thank God for putting Michael and his family into my life to help me towards becoming set free! Lastly, I just celebrated my 20th Birthday two weeks ago!