By Rotary International From the September 2015 issue of The Rotarian
One Friday evening four years ago, Elizabeth Solomonson was at home. Her husband, John, was away on a fishing trip. An ice storm had swept through her small Michigan, USA, town, and the phones and power were out. It was about 6 p.m., and she wasn’t expecting a knock on the door. She opened up to find a police officer, who asked if she had a daughter named Raven.
“I was always worried I’d get that knock on my door,” Solomonson says. “But you’re never prepared for it. Raven battled heroin for three years until I lost her.”
Raven’s overdose in 2011,… …read more