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Story 16/25 Survivor: Shannon Tucker

Story 16/25 Survivor: Shannon Tucker

What makes me a survivor ??
From a very young age I learned I needed to be a survivor. At the of age two, I was taken from my family, and placed in the foster care system. I am a survivor of abuse, neglect, and loss of family and identity. I was a teen mom who struggled with poverty, lack of supports, judgments from others, as well I struggled with mental health,...

Story 12/25 Survivor: Donna Tack



Story 12/25 Survivor: Donna Tack
"She never seemed shattered; to me, she was a breathtaking mosaic of the battles she's won"
I love this quote because I truly believe that being a survivor means taking the broken pieces and making something beautiful out of them. I like to think this is what I've done with my life. Surviving is great, but THRIVING is even better. Taking all that "stuff" and turning...

Story 11/25 Survivor: Merry Ware



Story 11/25 Survivor: Merry Ware
Today my story is more about how I have stayed clean versus what I have overcome. I got clean at 24 when my daughter was 4 years old. I remember realizing that I needed help when someone asked me to use with them, and even though I had committed to not using and everything in me wanted to say no, I still said yes. That was the core of addiction for me; the impulsive...

Story 9/25 Survivor: Doug Mackenzie

Story 9/25 Survivor: Doug Mackenzie

My name is Doug Mackenzie and I have 27 years in recovery from drugs and alcohol and am grateful to say I have never had to experience a relapse in that time.
What has allowed to move from being a victim of the power of drugs and alcohol had in my life to a survivor is the capabilities and tools I have learned on my journey to go through any circumstance in life...

Story 7/25 Survivor: Dawn Nickel

Story 7/25 Survivor: Dawn Nickel

I am a grateful survivor. I started a journey of recovery from substance addiction (drugs including alcohol) in 1987. I’ve taken a few detours but have been clean from all mood and mind altering substances for all but two days in the past 27 years. I’m proud of what I’ve accomplished in that time. I raised two beautiful daughters in recovery, have been married to th...