When Kayla first discovered she was pregnant, she had never been to a clinic. She was fighting a heroin addiction two years in the making, and with the help of her boyfriend she had some success, by sharing his own suboxone prescriptions. Hard times came to pass, as they often do, and when he could no longer afford to attend his clinic, they both fell back into using once again. Helpless to fight what they were desperate to quit, they hurt their relationship in the process. It all felt out of their control.
Then one day, everything changed. Kayla’s pregnancy was a stark wakeup call. Immediately, she completely stopped all her substances. The withdrawals quickly took their toll, and she fell ill. She knew she had to get to a clinic as quickly as possible if she had any chance of overcoming her addiction and protecting her unborn child. That’s where KY Helping Hands came in.
Kayla had one critical goal: to give birth to a healthy, normal baby. Nine months later, she was greeted by a beautiful, healthy little girl, with little to no symptoms. Six pounds, 11 ounces, and 20 3/4 inches long.
Over the course of her treatment, Kayla improved mentally and physically. KY Helping Hands was able to help remove some barriers to her recovery, including finding her an apartment. Where she once was homeless, she now had a home. Where she once saw dead ends, she now saw only opportunities.
Sadly, Kayla’s situation is not unique. And her recovery, and many others like her, is only possible with your continued support. Lend a helping hand and help change a life. Please consider donating to KY Helping Hands today. You can make a difference..