I am one of Missy's first cousins, and I have permission from her husband Jack to set up this campaign. Missy leaves behind two sons and a husband. The funds raised from this campaign will be used for her son's education funds. All proceeds will be released to her husband Jack and him only.
This is part of Missy's story in her own words:
Missy Hamilton - October 1, 2019
"11 years ago, I surrendered, pleaded for God to relieve me of my addiction or let me die because death looked better than living in the darkness of my demise. I entered a women’s transitional recovery living and they asked me at 90 days clean to write out a one year goal, 5 year and ten year. After reflecting back a few weeks ago on what I wrote for those goals, I was overwhelmed with emotions to see how far God had brought me. At ten years I just wanted to be clean and sober, reunited w my family and not waiting tables for a career. God gave me those back in the first year with the exception of the job. At two years I went back to school to get my bachelors degree in psychology with a minor in substance abuse counseling. I wanted to help others with drug and alcohol issues. Soon God would push me towards unaddressed mental health issues that lead to drug and alcohol issues. 11 years ago today, God delivered me and in 11 days I will finish a year long internship at Cumberland Heights inpatient treatment and finish my Master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling. What I asked for was so very small in comparison to what he gave me. So this is to all those suffering/ we can’t but God can !"
Donate if you feel led, but most importantly please pray for peace and justice for all who are mourning this great loss.
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