Many of you know what my daughter, Katie, has struggled with and about Magnolia New Beginnings’ mission, if not, here is her story in The New York Times this past Sunday. I’m so incredibly proud of her strength and the fact that she did this interview hoping that she could help shed some light on this disease. Love my girl.


Inside a Killer Drug Epidemic: A Look at America’s Opioid Crisis The opioid epidemic killed more than 33,000 people in 2015. What follows are stories of a national affliction that has swept the country, from cities on the West Coast to bedroom communities in the Northeast.

About Magnolia Beginnings

Just when you think you have it all down it changes again or... “Reshaping life! People who can say that have never understood a thing about life—they have never felt its breath, its heartbeat—however much they have seen or done. They look on it as a lump of raw material that needs to be processed by them, to be ennobled by their touch. But life is never a material, a substance to be molded. If you want to know, life is the principle of self-renewal, it is constantly renewing and remaking and changing and transfiguring itself, it is infinitely beyond your or my obtuse theories about it.” ― Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago

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  1. Just read the heart-touching article. I am a new follower of your blog and appreciate your message and raising awareness. So many in need do not get treatment and many end up in prison. Praying for your daughter and family.

  2. I didn’t really realise until now – I have so much admiration for you and for Katie. I have been a bit lost lately in Ming’s depression. Sorry for being so inattentive as you have been a wonderful support to me!

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