When Joe Gapan lost his wife five years ago, his entire world came crashing down.
“When you lose your mate, you lose your world. You lose part of your identity,” he said.
Retreating to drugs to cope with his loss, Gapan, born and raised in Wenatchee, ended up serving nearly two and a half years in prison. “I was giving up. And that’s the wrong thing to do.”
He was in a deep hole. However, he chose to put his…