Robert’s 22nd Birthday Letter

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On Wednesday, February 21st, my beautiful son Robert would have turned 22 years’ old. Each year I write him a letter. Writing is a tool that helps me to express my feelings and also helps me to heal. I have promised to be open, honest and vulnerable about my journey of losing a child. My hope is that it also helps others who are going through hard times. I want people to know that they can survive, that they can … Read More

University of Maryland Alternative Break Program

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Last night I had the pleasure of speaking to a group of students at The University of Maryland. These students are members of the Alternative Break Program, whose mission is ….. “to provide a safe and inviting campus center where all UMD students, alumni, faculty, staff, and community members cultivate lifelong relationships founded on engagement, learning, multiculturalism, and citizenship.”   The students are preparing for their upcoming spring break mission trip. They will be traveling to Harlan, Kentucky, where they will … Read More

Community Forum on State of Addiction

Rising Above Addiction is partnering up with Maryland Addiction Recovery Center and Wesley Freedom UMC to hold a quarterly community forum on the current State of Addiction. Our goal is to bring awareness to the community, educate and help family members navigate through a loved one’s addiction (including providing family members with resources), and having a Q&A at the end. We will have five speakers: Zach Snitzer from Maryland Addiction Recovery Center Tammy Lofink from Rising Above Addiction Carroll County’s … Read More

Christmas at Reclaiming My Life Sober Home

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The girls decorated the sober house for Christmas. They bought ornaments with Rob’s initials and hug them on a wreath. I am honored to provide these girls with a place that they can call home. Keep working hard ladies 💜 Reclaiming My Life Sober Home ❤️

Last night was incredible! Rising Above Addiction has given me the opportunity to continue to heal and keep my beautiful son Robert’s memory alive. I do this for you, because of you and in memory of you ❤️More Thank you Ryan Hampton for inviting me. You and Garrett are incredible! Love you guys ❤️ Thank you Barbara Straus for inviting us to your beautiful home. Thank you Daniel Baldwin and Tara Connner for speaking.

Red Ribbon Week

Thank you to an incredible group of middle school students, who raised money for Rising Above Addiction during Red Ribbon Week. Thank you for inviting me to share my story, and thank you for your generous donations. Some individual students donated as much as $50.00! What an amazing group of students. Thank you for giving back to your community!

Thank You to Lazarus Lutheran Church

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I cannot begin to articulate the emotions and gratitude that I feel in my heart right now. Rising Above Addiction and Reclaiming My Life have showed me that incredible good can come out of tragedy. Thank you Lazarus Lutheran Church for your trust and generosity. I am honored, humbled and overcome with love. Your donation to Rising Above Addiction will save so many people who are suffering from addiction. Together, we will continue to make a difference.  To my beautiful … Read More

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