Whitesburg, KY. – Do you remember the remarkable story of Allison Rose? We chronicled Allison’s journey through recovery around this time last year.
In June 2018, Allison was arrested for paraphernalia and complicity to traffic methamphetamine in Letcher County. It was another dark chapter in a battle of addiction that cost Allison nearly everything.
But standing before Letcher County District Judge Kevin Mullins presented a life-changing moment.
Judge Mullins offered her treatment, and during a medical examination, she found out she was pregnant.
Allison entered treatment at Karen’s Place Maternity Center and in November 2018 gave birth to a beautiful and perfectly healthy baby girl, Kayleigh Danni-Lynn Rose, and on December 14, 2018, she surprised her mother and three older children by returning home just weeks before Christmas.
That moment was caught and shared in a mini-documentary released by SOAR earlier this year.
On December 27, Allison will celebrate 18 months in recovery. She is working full-time as an intake coordinator at Addiction Recovery Care, a Cornerstone Partner of SOAR.
“I’m just eternally grateful for second chances,” said Rose. “I’m thankful for Judge Mullins. I’m thankful for the people at Karen’s Place. They are so special. They had to be to love somebody that I was. When I look at my children, Kayleigh Danni-Lynn, Brady (16), Alyssa (13), and Ashley (10), I am reminded of my miraculous story of hope. I am so thankful to have all my kids and having them all together with me this holiday season is a reminder of the journey I have traveled and the path I wish to stay on.”
If you are struggling with addiction, contact the Kentucky HELP Statewide Call Center at 1-833-859-4357 or text HOPE to 96714. For other resources, please visit our Blueprint Partners at Operation UNITE.