One local Augusta University Senior is being recognized for his efforts in overcoming his addiction to drugs and alcohol.
Jeremiah Rosales is a sponsored skateboarder and studying to be a Physician Assistant.
This weekend he’s appearing in the documentary series The Real Winning Edge This is a Christian based program about teens overcoming obstacles and making right choices.
He said his life turned around a few years ago when his friend took him on a church retreat.
“That’s when I really encountered God, and he told me that ya know, you don’t need to do these things to accept me. I already accept you as you are. And, that’s what really made me, that’s what really lifted the addiction. What really brought the burden off my shoulders,” Rosales said.
Rosales’s best advice for others is to not worry about fitting in and just to be yourself.