Grieving Out Loud with Angela Kennecke

“This was life or death:” How an Emily’s Hope scholarship saved a woman battling addiction

Wine Wednesday, Mom Juice, Liquid Courage–our culture has all sorts of cute catchphrases encouraging people to drink. In fact, excessive drinking seems to be normalized, but unfortunately, it’s also one of the leading preventable causes of death in the U.S., with more than 380 Americans dying every day.

In this heartfelt episode of Grieving Out Loud, hear from Kylee Hanson, whose journey through substance use disorder began almost from her first sip. Kylee’s mom also opens up about the heart-wrenching experience of witnessing her daughter’s struggle with addiction. Fortunately, Kylee decided to seek help, yet her challenges persisted. Losing her job and insurance, she found herself without the means to afford treatment.

In this episode, you’ll discover Kylee’s journey—its highs, lows, and eventual triumph over substance use disorder, with a pivotal role played by an Emily’s Hope treatment scholarship.

You also have the power to make a real difference and save lives by donating money towards a scholarship. During this episode, see how your donation can transform someone’s life and discover how Kylee’s journey has inspired her to give back and make a real impact.

Angela and Kylee