Stories of Hope

Myra Moore Elam

Myra Moore Elam

My name is Myra Moore Elam. I am from Martin, Kentucky. I come from a wonderful family. My mom taught special education at Floyd County schools for 25 years. My dad owned a reclamation company that was really successful.I was loved. I was taught right from...

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William Noble

William Noble

Hello, my name is William Noble. I am a child of the one true King in heaven. My story begins on March 6,1984. I was born in Hazard. My father was an addict of a variety of drugs. I can't really remember much about my mother except her fighting with my...

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Tucker Smith

Tucker Smith

Prayer and a UNITE treatment voucher changed Tucker Smith’s life.Born in Louisville, Tucker moved to Breathitt County when he was five. His dad was hard-working but also an alcoholic, and his parents went through a couple of divorces. Tucker spent time...

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Megan Hatton

Megan Hatton

She was born in Japan on a naval base. Her mom had a massive stroke after delivery, so she and her mother basically grew up together. She really raised herself. She started using drugs and sleeping with grown men at age 13, moved out at age 14.She then had...

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Michael Clark

Michael Clark

Inside a well-kept brick home in Harlan County was a lot of love from Dad, who was a coal operator; and Mom, who was a nurse. But things were changing for their son, Michael.He started experimenting with alcohol and marijuana.With a 27 on his ACT, Michael...

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Christy Proffitt

Christy Proffitt

A family active in addiction and depression. That was my childhood. At the end of the day, we always came back to the tormented place we called home.I ended up pregnant at 16 and married. We had partied a little but nothing I thought we couldn’t handle....

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Alyson Rose

Alyson Rose

Nearly a year ago, Allison Rose stood at the bench of Letcher County District Judge Kevin Mullins addicted and pregnant. It ended up being one of the best days of her life. She completed treatment at Karen’s Place Maternity Center and gave birth to a...

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Amber Collins

Amber Collins

From the time she was 18, Amber Collins used marijuana and drank – whatever was available. But in 2006, it spiraled out of control after her father died. She had no coping skills to deal with the loss. Amber had been in nursing school but was high when she showed up...

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Kayla Parsons

Kayla Parsons

She was a member of the academic team at school with a score of 32 on her ACT and in church whenever the doors were open. Her father was a police officer. Kayla Parsons had a normal, middle class upbringing. She had no idea that the future would take her far outside...

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