Parents and children in our Family Center were treated to a special night recently – a performance of Totem, Cirque du Soleil’s latest show. With tickets generously donated by Cirque du Soleil and Tickets for Kids Charities, our clients had a night they’ll never forget.
Residents described the experience as exciting, beautiful, awesome, fantastic, and inspiring. Rosanna said she will never forget this experience and “she felt like a kid again.” Jenine said, “It was such a beautiful love story.” Harold commented on the fluidity of the show: “The speed at which the acts were performed was superb!”
The residents also saw ways they could incorporate the themes of the show into their lives. Shawn saw unity among different races, which reminded her that “all men are equal.” Rosanna said, “It shows me that I can do anything I put my mind to. I know if I work hard in school and do my studies, I’m going to get my GED!” Andres was inspired by the dedication of the performers, and it strengthened his dedication to his recovery.
At Odyssey House, we take care to offer our residents a variety of cultural, fitness, and recreational activities as part of our holistic approach to treatment. Such activities give residents the opportunity to have positive sober experiences while in treatment and enhance their educational and social experiences. Thank you to Cirque du Soleil and Tickets for Kids Charities for giving our residents an unforgettable experience!