I’ve been fighting the battle of addiction since I was 13 years old. I’ve went through ups and downs — lost relationships, children, family. I was a lost and miserable broken soul.

I was at a deep point of desperation, a full-blown heroin junkie. I had no purpose, no hope, no future but death. God intervened and saved my life. I was incarcerated, where God began a work in me.

Later, I found the opportunity of faith-based treatment – finding the key of my hope and future. I completed treatment and am employed full time as the assistant director of Lydia’s House and am a Kentucky peer support specialist. I have found my purpose and calling.

Each day, I have the privilege of helping other women in the same pit as I was in. God has moved so much in my life. I’m surrounded by a wonderful support group, I have a great relationship with my family, and I am a mother today! I take it one day at a time, never forgetting where I came from. God guides me each day!