My daughter, Jessica Paolozzi, RN, lost her battle with addiction this past June 18, 2017. She struggled with the stigma and shame and isolated herself. She was doing well. Her hope was to get back to nursing and re-connect with her former friends. She would say to me, "Mom, as a nurse, everyone would flock to her when she was in various treatment facilities in FL and RI. She could help everyone but herself she would say.
She was our pride and joy, an educated, beautiful spirt, who is missed, our hearts are broken.