Remembering our loved ones, supporting those who are still fighting, celebrating success, and representing unity. It was a beautiful morning for our run to support the community through Rising Above Addiction. Running 4 Recovery 2022 For You, Because of You and in Memory of You ♥️More Rob Packet pick up with Val was the day before, for Running 4 Recovery. We brought Running 4 Recovery to Cowboys and Angels Boutique! I love when my running friends and recovery friends get … Read More
I am committing to lift up one person up each day and share why they are special to me. To spread some love and gratitude instead of all the hate and negativity we see too much of on Facebook. So today God placed my husband’s cousin in law, Tammy Lofink on my heart! If you know Tammy, comment below why she is special to YOU. This is her day so let’s make her feel the love from all of us … Read More
By Linda L. Esterson, photography by Nikola Tzenov HOW THREE LOCAL FAMILIES CHOSE A PATH OF HELPING OTHERS TO HEAL FROM THE TRAUMA OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND ADDICTION. Thirty-two people overdosed, four fatally, in Carroll County in July this year. One-third of the overdoses were attributed to fentanyl. According to the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department’s Overdose Investigative Summary Report, as of Aug. 1, there have been 122 accidental overdoses, 42 suicide attempts and 32 fatalities over the same time. Sixty-seven … Read More
Thank you to everyone who came out to our annual Robert D. Kirkland Memorial Golf Classic. When I started Rising Above Addiction, it was important for me to host events, in our community, that would be about inclusiveness, acceptance and honoring people that we have lost to the disease of addiction. I wanted to bring people together that may not otherwise have the chance to meet. Stigma tends to disappear when we come together. Yesterday, I stood beside Judge Hecker … Read More
A message from Tim Weber… This Saturday at 10 AM at the city park near the fields. The walk takes no more than half an hour. The softball game festivities will start around 11:00 with the game kicking off by 11:30. Last year the recovery team had the advantage. This year it sounds like Law Enforcement is coming prepared to get revenge. You do not want to miss this family filled day. There will be a bounce house for kids … Read More
Yesterday I shared that Sarah and Morgana are naming their baby after my beautiful Rob, using his middle name, Mason. I could have never imagined that something so beautiful could come out losing my child. Last night this happened… Sarah and Morgana, I promise to love, honor and cherish Mason every single day. Words can never express how much I love you both, and I am so honored to be loved by both of you.