The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off – for all whom the Lord our God will call.” Acts 2:39
When the Strogan family learned of the sudden death of their father, they knew they immediately needed to contact the place that helped to bring their father back to them.
Guiding Light was honored to receive a memorial plaque from the family of Howard Strojan, a START Program alum, who passed away unexpectedly on July 6, 2010.“He was a very magnetic person,” said Alisa Strojan, daughter of Howard Strojan.
Alisa and her sister Brooke Tonning chose to commemorate Guiding Light for the care and life-changing rehabilitation of their father just two years prior to his passing.
“When we first had an intervention with my dad he was skin and bones,” said Alisa. “We didn’t know where to take him and couldn’t afford rehab until finally we found Guiding Light. They didn’t take a dime and gave Dad all the tools he needed to get healthy. Just 6 months later, the dad we grew up with was back.”
Alisa and her family presented a plaque in loving memory of Howard Strojan to Guiding Light on Sunday, July 25, 2010, during the noon chapel service. “Even though we only had Dad back for two years before he passed, we were able to start a relationship with him. I have two small children, his only grandchildren, and he was able to spend time to get to know them,” said Alisa. “There is no greater gift that you could have given to us.”
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We are happy to help you set up a memorial. Call Olivia at 616.451.0236 at ext. 13 for further questions and information.