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Dotson was the first man who accepted Bill W. and Dr. Bob's plan for Alcoholics Anonymous. A well known attorney and seemingly hopeless alcoholic, Bill Dotson had been in the hospital eight times in six months due to alcohol when he got a visit from two men who told him they wanted to tell their story to cure themselves from alcoholism. Despite his initial disbelief in what they were saying, Bill W. and Dr. Bob didn't give up. Instead, they came back the very next day to a changed man who decided that if their plan of confessions, amends, and trust in a higher power worked for them, maybe it could work for him, too. He left the hospital that day, and never returned. He was sober 19 years before he passed away.
This medallion features Bill W. and Dr. Bob talking to Bill Dotson, the very first "man on the bed." The front of the medallion reads "Rarely have we seen..." and continues on the back with "...a person fail who has thoroughly followed our path."