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
It was wonderful to spend the evening with the girls from Reclaiming My Life. I am so proud of all of the hard work these girls put into their recovery’s. I see Rob in it all. His death has given birth to so many beautiful things. For Rob, Because of Rob and in Memory of Rob. Thank you Liberatore’s Restaurant – Westminster for the great food!
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.
Rob’s room has remained the same since he died. His shirts still hang in his closet, along with his ties and cool belts, and his dresser drawers are still filled with the rest of his clothes. Sometimes I still don’t know how to live without him or who I am without him, however; I do know that I’m a survivor. Last night I was able to pass on some of Rob’s clothes to a special young man… Sean. Thank you for … Read More
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
Unfortunately, we had to make the decision to cancel the skydive. The weather is not cooperating, and we would hate for everyone to travel to OC and not be able to jum – safety is our number one priority. We will be rescheduling; most likely we will wait until spring. Thank you to everyone who signed up. We hope that you will come out in the spring.
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
Thank you Shear Designs, in Westminster, for providing complimentary services to Reclaiming My Life Sober House girls. It is amazing to see how our community goes above and beyond to help people. If anyone is looking for a great, friendly place to get hair or nail services done, check out Shear Designs. If you mention Rising Above Addiction, they will donate 20% back to our organization. Phone: (410) 848-0660