Stories of Hope

Ashley McCarty

Ashley McCarty

Ashley McCarty was a 4.0 student in school and graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. As a pharmaceutical sales representative, she was ranked by her employer as a top five sales representative out of 10,000...

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Forest Quillen

Forest Quillen

Screaming. Cussing. Cocaine use by both parents. Mom routinely passing out and burning holes in the couch with a lit cigarette. That was home for Forest Quillen and his two sisters until they went into foster care.Forest never wanted to become his parents....

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John Finley

John Finley

My name is John Ryan Finley, I’m 32 years old and I’m from Breckinridge County, Kentucky. I had a great childhood. I was raised by good, Christian parents who always made sure I attended church, Sunday school, Bible school, and every other church-related...

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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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