James Tworkowski is the founder of TWOLHA, an organization that supports people suffering from depression, drug addiction and other mood disorders. To write love on her arms is an inspirational movement that began with a blog and a story. James had a friend named Renee who was a nineteen year old drug addict who suffered from major depression. She had previous issues with sexual abuse as a child and inflicted harm on herself as a coping mechanism along with the drugs. Her arms were covered in scars and she even carved the phrase “FUCK UP” in her arms. After being rejected from rehab, James gathered a support group and prayed for her. They helped her move forward, move past the years of pain and addiction. They saved her life with help, support and the spirit of god. “We become her hospital and the possibility of healing fills our living room with life. It is unspoken and there are only a few of us, but we will be her church, the body of Christ coming alive to meet her needs, to write love on her arms” (Tworkowski). James is the most committed, determined and brave leader of a non-profit organization. Saving Renee was an event that triggered James to start TWLOHA. He was completely dedicated to present hope and find help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. He began this organization in 2006, struggling to make it off the ground. He sacrificed many things to accomplish his goals. As of 2011, the TWLOHA organization has raised over $850,000, which a large portion is used to bridge the gap between mentally ill people and the treatment they need. Without James’s dedication, mentally ill people that want to seek help in the form of a support group would go unheard.
TWLOHA is a very determined organization, with their innovative ideas and strong work ethic they have partially achieved their goal. An innovative idea that connects many people globally is the internet; James utilized this tool to spread the message of love by...
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