My fiancé

Nicole Engler
Tell us about your (or your loved one's) recovery journey. What has been the most rewarding part?

Addiction has impacted my life since I was a little kid. From watching my big brother go through it, to losing the father of my child and love of my life to addiction and watching friends suffer from it, it is very personal for me.

Do you have a message for the Shatterproof community?

Addiction is an awful disease but together we can band together and fight it. Sobriety is possible if we hold onto hope and keep fighting.

I rise up for my fiancé. He passed away from a heroin overdose in October of 2017 while I was 5 months into my pregnancy with our baby daughter. I rise up for him and to bring awareness and give hope that sobriety is possible and life is worth living. I want to make his death mean something.