I have known and loved Guy for the past almost four years. He came into TOSA a manipulative, skinny boy, and progressed into a confident, well-spoken man. It was a personal privilege to see him, give him a hug, and witness his progress and growth. He did a lot of good these past four years and helped many students with his searing insights and clever wit. My heart will certainly miss seeing those twinkly blue eyes.
See you on the other side, my friend.
While I don’t know your family, nor you son Guy, I feel I know your story to some extent. We too lost our son to addiction. He was also born in 1984. He’s been gone almost 3 years now. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers as you mourn you terrible loss. May our Heavenly Father pour out his peace upon you all and His loving arms around you.
— Sherryl Thorman
I am so sorry to learn of this. I taught a group Thursday and with no name talked about Guy as an example of recovery. The last time I saw him he was helping someone else and looking forward to his move. I am hopeful he was happy the last few years. I also hope that the people he helped, learn to ask for help when they are struggling.
Guy was a great man. I first met him in 2008 I believe. We met and started our friendship at the Salvation Army recovery program. We clicked and became really good friends. Wherever someone found Guy, you usually found me. People would even call him Zach and me Guy lol. Guy would say, “You’re my twin, don’t make me look bad”…He was such a talented man. Very gifted and very charismatic. We also shared in dark times together. Times in addiction. Times I wish neither of us chose to walk in…but in all my remembering I will remember the Guy I know he is. We chased after God together. We were both on fire for God in our beginning days and it was glorious. That’s when I saw the heart of Guy and what kind of man he truly is. I’m forever blessed to have crossed paths with this man. God bless you Guy and God bless your family. Sorry for your loss.