Bringing awareness, support and financial assistance
in an effort to save our youth and young adults.
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A message from our President & CEO
I am overcome with such emotion as I reflect on where life has taken me since my son Rob died. As always, it is very bitter sweet for me. I remember starting Rising Above Addiction; I didn’t know what it would be exactly, but I knew that I wanted to help people. I feel so blessed and thankful that I get to do something so important and meaningful. I do this for Rob, because of Rob and in memory of Rob.
Thank you so much for being a part of Rising Above Addiction and its rising success!
President & CEO Tammy Lofink
RISING ABOVE ADDICTION
Meet The Founders of Rising Above Addiction
Robert and Ryan were not easy boys to raise. In fact, they tested every boundary and pushed way beyond the limits. Tracey and Tammy helped one another get through the rough times. They said that they naively thought, “If we can just get the boys through school, they will be okay.” They even planned a girls trip after graduation to celebrate their success. Little did they know that their lives were about to change drastically.
Two weeks after their celebratory trip, Robert died, in his bed, from a heroin overdose; he was only eighteen years old. Eight months later, Ryan was at a treatment center in Florida for addiction.
Tammy and Tracey had a strong calling to turn their tragedies into something meaningful that could help other people. This is how Rising Above Addiction was born.