Stephen Ames Birthday Fundraiser

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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 years ago. He was a handsome, fun, funny, energetic and engaging kid; the beloved son in a normal, middle class family. His death was devastating and created a huge hole in the hearts of those who knew and loved him. To honor his memory and help heal from such a life-shattering loss, Tammy started Rising Above Addiction (RAA) a year after Rob’s death. RAA is a nonprofit that works to help people (mostly young adults) overcome drug dependencies, so other moms, dads, families and friends don’t have go through the pain and sorrow that she has had to endure from losing Rob. Since it’s work began over 3 years ago, Rising Above Addiction has helped scores of people, and saved lives!

Because of the Opioid crisis, organizations like Rising Above Addiction, and the work they do are needed now more than ever!! Another life-long friend faced similar struggles with her young adult daughter; ever worried that her daughter would be another casualty of this terrible disease. Thankfully, her daughter was helped in part by organizations like Rising above Addiction and now is doing well… and at least for now, my friend can feel some sense of relief.

So please use the link below and donate to this great cause in Rob’s memory, and to help save more young adults and more families from this terrible ordeal! I know I can count on you all to dig deep and donate $10, $20, $50 or more to this great cause! Can’t think of a better Birthday gift!!

Thank you! You guys are awesome! (Oh, and please SHARE this post to help even more).

Donate to Rising Above Addiction here

**Note: RAA is a member organization of the Community Foundation of Carroll County (MD), so donations go through them.