“The Drug and Violence Awareness Expo returns Thursday for a fifth year at the Carroll County Agriculture Center’s Shipley Arena, and Maryland Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford will be a featured speaker. Sponsored and organized by the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce, the free event will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and feature speakers and demonstrations around the risks and dangers of drug use, violence and crime, as well as connecting people to resources to help if they are … Read More
Dear Rob, Happy Birthday. This year you would have been 23 year’s old. It marks the 5th birthday that we celebrate without you. As I always say…. in some ways it gets harder with each passing year because it is that much longer since I have seen you. I think about your last day here; we spent the day together at Leah’s cross country meet. You promised to buy your sister her favorite Michael Kor’s watch if she won for … Read More
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
Pennsylvania Premier of “Heroin Still Kills” February 7, 2019 | 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Allenberry Play House | 1559 Boiling Springs Road, Boiling Springs, PA If you are planning on attending PLEASE- RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Seats are limited. We are also premiering Tammy Lofink ‘s documentary “For You, Because of You and in memory of You” Heroin Kills was first released in 1998 and was used for education purposes in 48 States and 11 Countries over the course of 20 … 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
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.