Meet Maria Rosario, survivor…
Maria has experienced one of the most horrific experiences any parent could have – a death of a child. Maria experienced this not only once but twice, but she still is able to rise. Maria’s story is unfortunately not out of the ordinary as we have seen the destruction of so many young lives to opioids and mental illness. This disease is truly cunning and baffling.
Maria’s youngest Daughter struggled with mental illness and chemical dependency. Maria fought to keep her daughter alive for several years. Every phone call had a different meaning then, is it the Police? Jail? An EMT? Death?
Finally that horrific call came one day… her youngest daughter had committed suicide.
Then we hear about her son, who was doing well in his sobriety, though ultimately ended up succumbing to a fatal overdose.
But through all of this, Maria shares the store of her remarkable life, and today has found someone to share her life with. To be able to not only move on with your life but to move UP with your life is amazing.
In this episode we talk about
- What happened, how it happened
- Maria’s ability to overcome, really anything.
- Her professional life
- How to move forward, no matter what’s happened to you