I've asked my friend Martie to help set up this GoFundMe to help me get back on my feet, as I focus on healing and recovery, and not using opiates, no matter what. I have been successful in recovering my life in the past, and I promise to fully give it my all again. I will be transparent in my journey in hopes to reach others who are suffering, and as a token of gratitude, for you choosing to help me. At the very least, this campaign could show others that those who raise their hand and ask for help get the help they need. All money will be used toward housing/moving costs, child care that I desperately need in order to attend meetings/outpatient treatment, healthcare costs related to treatment, and to spread the message of recovery. You can also help by getting started on improving your health and fitness by purchasing a Challenge Pack at my coaching website: http://www.beachbodycoach.com/kristynydam.
To ensure the integrity of the donations, I originally sought help from trusted friends who don't have this same battle to manage the campaign funds. I understand it's a big responsibility that they couldn't take on. Therefore, I will set up an integrity card account for family to oversee, and share all receipts and accounting, as I document my recovery on my Facebook page. http://www.integritycarecardus.com
I set up HopeRaw to be transparent in my journey, so that I might encourage others to have hope and ask for help/support, not just financial, but also an example of what can happen,and how life can change, when we stop hiding out of shame, because we struggle with addiction, and raise our hands and find our voice.
In 2016 there were 59,000 overdose deaths. That death toll doesn't even take into account the others that died from addiction by going to the bitter end like my father, or those who ended their suffering by suicide, or homicides from the dangerous lifestyle. It's the silence that allowed 59,000 to die last year. Maybe breaking anonymity will start to save lives. Follow HopeRaw where I break my silence in deep gratitude to everyone helping me. https://www.facebook.com/HopeRAW.
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