Jesse Jonathan Hill was a kind, loving, and genuine person. His distinctive ear-to-ear smile could brighten a room and put you at ease, his shoulder was always there to lean on, and his ears were always available to listen. But while Jesse was always the rock in our lives, he, like so many in this world, had trouble expressing his personal struggles to those who loved him most. To cope with his pain Jesse slowly slipped into a prescription painkiller addiction, which was followed by a deep depression. Tragically, Jesse lost his battle with addiction and depression and in a last-ditch effort to end his ongoing pain, took his own life on October 30, 2012.
In remembrance of Jesse’s life, we began the Jesse Hill Memorial Wiffle Ball tournament to increase awareness and raise funds to prevent addiction, depression and suicide. This year, all proceeds will be donated to Caron Treatment Center, one of the best non-profit rehabilitation centers in Pennsylvania. To be more specific processed will go to their, My First Year of Recovery Program.
My First Year of Recovery is a post-treatment counseling and monitoring program for recent patients and their families. Individuals enrolled in the program are given a personalized post-treatment roadmap designed by their treatment team to help them and their family navigate the challenges of maintaining sobriety in early recovery.
The goal with My First Year of Recovery is to help families navigate the ups and downs of that first, pivotal year following treatment. There are numerous changes happening in that first year, which is a natural process, but it can be overwhelming. Caron will be a constant figure through the services offered by My First Year of Recovery.