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Honoring the life and memory of
Daniel Strait, CPS/CPSS
A CPS, a Supervisor, a mentor, and friend
It is with great sadness but also with great honor that I take this time to remember our friend and co-worker Daniel Strait, who lost his battle with cancer on Monday, September 25th.
Dan had worked with Peerstar as both a CPS and a CPSS since April of 2012 in Bedford and Fulton counties and only recently stopped working due to his unexpected diagnosis. He was a respected mentor, a passionate advocate, and always full of inspiring quotes that he never hesitated to share (one of his favorites is the one posted above about change). Dan was instrumental in the continued success of our Bedford County Peer to Peer Support Group; always available with a listening ear, offering realistic and encouraging advice, and lending his physical abilities to anyone that needed anything. His humor, his attitude, and his compassion will be greatly missed by all of us who had the pleasure and privilege of working with him.
Dan enjoyed his work as a peer specialist, loved time with his daughter, and spent what time he could enjoying his country-boy roots: hunting, fishing, and watching football and racing. It was an honor to know Dan, and we are all saddened by his loss. We will continue to keep his family, friends, and all of his co-workers in our thoughts.
A memorial celebration is being planned in his honor at the Bedford Drop-in Center on Monday, October 16th at 3:30 pm. This celebration will be immediately followed by our monthly peer to peer group where we will share refreshments and discuss coping with grief. If you are interested in attending, please contact Jessica Peacock at (814) 421-5105 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Until we meet again Dan, Thank you for everything!
If you are willing to share your recovery story, and would like to be featured in Recovery Corner, or if you know another CPS who would be interested in sharing his/her story, please contact Jessica Peacock at (814) 421-5105, or via email at email@example.com