Stories of Hope

Josey Cruse

Josey Cruse

I was born in Manchester, Kentucky, and while still in the state lived in Oneida. By the time I was 18 years old, I had lived with five families in three different states. I had only met my dad one time that I can remember before I turned 21 years old. I didn’t...

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Sarah Laing

Sarah Laing

My name is Sarah Laing, and I’m from Detroit, Michigan. I grew up in a religious home where both of my parents worked in ministry. But, our life behind closed doors did not testify to that.My father was sexually abusive to my sister and me, and my mother was verbally...

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Ashley Gabbard

Ashley Gabbard

My name is Ashley Gabbard (Neeley). I am a recovering addict who has found my calling in life -- helping other addicts achieve sobriety.There is something in the eyes of an addict who has turned her life and will over to God and slowly built her life and relationships...

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Brandon Leslie

Brandon Leslie

He grew up in Prestonsburg, graduated from Prestonsburg High School, and took several classes at Prestonsburg Community College. He joined the U.S. Navy after 9-11 and did two tours -- one in Operation Iraqi Freedom and one in Operation Enduring Freedom. He was part...

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Jason Roop

Jason Roop

Jason Roop came from a good family. He didn’t do drugs. Didn’t drink alcohol. After he graduated from high school in 1994, he went to college. Then the drinking and marijuana use started.It was the summer of 1996 when he took two Xanax pills that changed his life. His...

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Jason Mullins

Jason Mullins

Jason Mullins graduated fourth in his high school class with a 3.76 GPA, was named an All-State football player, and was offered a Congressional appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.He decided to play football at a college in Southeastern Kentucky....

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Jon Morris

Jon Morris

His dad was an alcoholic. His mom, a good Christian woman, died when he was 16. But it wasn’t until Jon Morris got hurt playing high school football that he was first introduced to pain pills. He blew out his knee and had the first of five surgeries on it.Then, after...

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Jamie Domosley

Jamie Domosley

At age 11, Jamie was raped twice by her mom’s boyfriend. As a result, she was taken away from the home for a period of time. She returned after receiving no therapy and got into drugs – smoking marijuana and drinking liquor straight.Jamie was sent to live with her dad...

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Shawn Maynard

Shawn Maynard

My name is Shawn Maynard. I’m 36 years old and live in Booneville.I grew up in a very dysfunctional environment – partying and fighting were the norm around me. I started drinking when I was 9 years old. My brother was four years older than me, so I always hung around...

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