Last night Rising Above Addiction received a Message of Hope Award from Brian DeLeonardo, State Attorney for Carroll County. We were both surprised and honored to receive this award. Thank you to all who came out to support all those lost to addiction. It was a wonderful evening.
This morning we were interviewed at The State’s Attorney’s office, with WBAL Channel 11 news, with Jennifer Franciotti. We shared our stories and talked about Rising Above Addiction’s activities and upcoming events. Please watch Channel 11 news the evening of March 9th, 2016, from 5:00pm – 6:30pm to see the interview
Today we were able to meet one of the young adults that Rising Above Addiction put into treatment. Samantha, a beautiful young woman who appreciates the opportunity she has been given and is working at turning her life around. We will be following her progress. Thank you all again for your generosity; your donations are making such a difference and giving these young adults and their families a chance at a new beginning.
Happy Birthday Rob, Twenty!!!! What a milestone we would have passed; you leaving your teenage years. I miss you more than ever. I am still fighting this most difficult battle. The first year you were gone I was in a fog; a sense of denial. It all became so much more real after the one year anniversary of your death. I was done with you being gone, and I wanted to demand you back! When you first died, I couldn’t … Read More
Tammy Lofink, left, and Tracey Kuhns, right, will be skydiving on Sunday, Nov. 1, to support their fund, Rising Above Addiction, which raises money for acute heroin intervention. Tammy’s son Robert died of a heroin overdose last year and Tracey’s son Ryan is currently in treatment for heroin addiction. (DAVE MUNCH / STAFF PHOTO / Carroll County Times) Although they’re both nervous about jumping out of an airplane, Eldersburg mothers Tammy Lofink and Tracey Kuhns hope doing a tandem skydiving … Read More
State’s Attorney Brian DeLeonardo, Deputy State’s Attorney Ned Coyne, and Drug Treatment Liason Tim Weber had the pleasure today of meeting with several in the community that are very dedicated to helping address the drug abuse challenges we face. Tracey Kuhns & Tammy Lofink are two moms in the county that have endured the heartache of seeing young people battle drug addiction, and they are now actively trying to help save others from the same pain. They have created a … Read More
My Dearest Robert Nineteen years ago, my life changed forever. I gave birth to you; my beautiful baby boy! A struggle from the beginning! Three years of trying! Fertility treatments! You were never going to make things easy☺ I never quit trying for you, even though, at times, I thought it was never going to happen. After three long years, a lot of disappointment, and In Vitro Fertilization, there you were; A beautiful, healthy, baby boy. You were perfect, and … Read More