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Smoke-Free for 49 Days and Counting

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Congratulations to client Chris Lucas who has been smoke free for 49 days and counting!

Chris really wanted to quit smoking and completed the 8-Week Freedom from Smoking Class offered through Easter Seals Iowa (in partnership with CVS Health Foundation and Easter Seals National). He was able to quit!

Chris had tried to quit eight times before, because of the cost of smoking and health risks involved.

Chris said, “I had support through my Easter Seals staff. If I wanted to talk about my urges to smoke, they would talk to me about it. I knew they were there if I needed anything. I also had to remember, it’s my journey and it’s up to me to stay on track. The Freedom from Smoking class helped a lot.”

As an added incentive, if Chris stayed smoke free for at least 30 days after the class was over, he would receive a cleaning service. He had been smoking in his apartment for 16 YEARS and the carpet and walls were in desperate need of a cleaning. 

We contacted several cleaning companies with NO luck. Then we found- SERVPRO of Des Moines NW and Ames. Their excitement to provide this very detailed cleaning and thermal treatment for our client at a significantly reduced cost is an incredible testament to their kindness, professionalism and service to their community. 

This cleaning was a HUGE motivator for Chris and he has full confidence he can stay smoke free!

Chris and his Easter Seals Iowa support staff have created a plan for accountability to set him up for continued success. To stay smoke-free, Chris plans to head to the gym more often and focus on his computer programming and artistic drawings and paintings. 

Congratulations Chris and thank you SERVPRO of Des Moines NW and Ames!
 

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