Stephen lost his wife a little over a year ago. She was the Cofounder of This Is My Brave. Stephen continues to honor his wife by being a continued supporter to this amazing organization. For his birthday, Stephen has decided to create a fundraiser for Rising Above Addiction. Thank you Stephen for your kind words and your generosity on your Birthday. A good friend of mine, Tammy Lofink, lost her 18-year-old son Rob to a drug overdose just over 4 … Read More
Dear Rob, Tomorrow it will be three years since I lost you. So much continues to change since you’ve been gone. I have realized that this constant change is inevitable, until every piece of my life is in the place it needs to be. It’s a death of self; who and what I thought I was is all but a “used to be.” I decided that I would be completely open with my letters and writings to you. Not only … Read More
….. is filled with what used to be, what I knew to be and is now the space within me I move throughout this space, existing simultaneously in between the day before and the day after you died The gifts that were given to me through your death help to solidify the space, attempt to fill the void and bridge the gap that separates our souls There is no love that compares to a Mother’s love for her child, and … Read More
This morning Brittney and I were asked to speak at Wesley Freedom United Methodist Church, in Eldersburg. We are blessed to have such love and support from our wonderful community. Thank you Elizabeth, Bill, and Sharon for believing in our cause. A note from Rev. Dr. Bill Brown… I always remember something Tammy said to me: “Addiction is not discriminatory; it reaches across all socio-economic and racial boundaries. No one is immune; odds are you already know someone who is … Read More
What an Awesome day! We spoke to over 500 middle schoolers at the 2017 Drug and Violence Expo held at the Carroll County Ag Center in Westminster, Maryland. Although it was sad to see so many students tear up, it meant that they were listening, learning, and getting it. Thank you to everyone for allowing us to share our story in hopes of making change. Featured in the Carroll County Times… “In third iteration, drug and violence expo still … Read More
”Its been 6 months about and I wanted to check in with you guys. After I left rehab, I lost my job, my house, I had no money… I was pretty low. But determined to get sober. I went to a recovery house in York, PA. I got connected back to the women that loved and cared about me. Built up my support group. Got a new sponsor and went through the steps again. I got a whole new experience. … Read More
Thank you so much to everyone that came out and supported the Rising Above Addiction fund raiser tonight! Thank you so much to anyone that took time out of their busy schedules to support this phenomenal cause!!! Our Westminster, Maryland Texas Roadhouse attendees helped us raise $328.69 and our bake sale raised another $170.00.