Donnie Johnson

Donnie Johnson

Donnie Johnson is a Political Consultant from Philadelphia, PA, where he loves playing with their 9-month-old golden retriever Coach. Just over two years ago he began his road to recovery.

He says, “My life was a wreck. I laid in my bed on the first night and cried because I was so happy that I was finally somewhere I could receive the help that I so desperately needed.”

Throughout his treatment, he realized how blessed he was to have been given the opportunity to get the help he needed. When Donnie left treatment, he made a commitment that one day he was going to find a way to help others get the same support that he did. After two years of recovery, he was finally in a position to give back. He began to read about the Herren Project and was moved by their mission of helping those struggling with addiction to get the care and support they needed regardless of final resources. Donnie is so thankful for this opportunity to share his road to recovery and help others get the care they need.

Donnie is most proud of his wife Ashley. In December she was diagnosed with stage two breast cancer at 37 years old. Donnie said, “It didn’t slow her down and she immediately began putting together a plan of how she was going to beat cancer. She’s the strongest person I have ever met, watching her strength through all of this has been incredible. Her willingness to share her story and journey in hopes that it can help others has inspired me to share my story of recovery. She’s my marathon training coach and I’m her cancer cheerleader.”