When the opioid epidemic tragically befalls a suburban mother, she uses her grief to help others. “For You, Because of You, and In Memory of You” is a short documentary about Tammy Lofink, a wife and mother of two, who lost her son to a heroin overdose when he was 18 year’s old. Directed and produced by Richard Yeagley, this documentary recaps Tammy’s journey through her son’s death, the reclaiming of her life, and the birth of Rising Above Addiction, … Read More
In April 2018, I was approached by Richard Yeagley, a documentary film maker, to create a documentary on my story of losing Rob and starting Rising Above Addiction. I was hesitant at first; however, after meeting with Richard, I knew this was something that I needed to do. I have spent the last nine months with Richard, creating something that I hope will raise awareness and help more people get needed treatment. Thank you Richard for believing in me and … Read More
The community came out last night to attend the premier of Heroin Still Kills. More importantly, our community came out to show their support, honor those we have lost and be a part of making change. Some photographs from the premiere follow… and directly below, you can watch the film: Heroin Still Kills from Shawn Wehland on Vimeo. Thank you to everyone who participated in this film. It was done with respect and sensitivity, and it tells an all too … Read More
Written by Doug Donovan… When Ashley Mooney-Naglieri learned last winter that her husband was homeless and using heroin again, she got into her car and cruised all night through his Highlandtown haunts, shouting “Nick” out her window and stopping to peer into parked vehicles. “I had heard he was sleeping in cars on Eastern Avenue,” she said. She had heard right. Shortly before dawn that cold January morning, Mooney-Naglieri found her frostbitten husband in the trunk of an SUV. “He … Read More
A special thank you to This Is My Brave, Inc. for sharing my story. Although I felt vulnerable sharing, I promised myself to do so in hopes of helping others. Tammi Lofink tells her family’s story of mental illness and addiction with her piece “This Is My Brave”. From This Is My Brave Arlington 2018 at Gunston Theatre One.
Thank you Carroll Magazine for sharing our stories. Our beautiful children are doing great things! Phil Mullikin waits for a phone call that he dejectedly acknowledges will not come. It’s a call from the Carroll County courts informing him that no first-time drunk driving offenders have been required to attend the Victim Impact Forum for Intoxicated Drivers session he and wife Cindy hold bi-monthly at the Carroll Nonprofit Center in Westminster. “This is long-term,” he says sadly. “It does not … Read More
Thank you Anita for having me on your show. Your dedication to helping people overcome challenges is changing lives. It is a blessing and an honor to know you. Thank you for all that you do. Tammy Lofink is overcoming all the odds. She’s started two non-profit organizations and is a soldier in the war on drugs. She’s the co-founder of Rising Above Addiction and Reclaiming My Life Sober Home. Her motivation is from the heart. Tammy is a different … Read More