Bringing awareness, support and financial assistance in an effort to save our youth and young adults.
Meet The Founders - Tammy & Tracey
We met eight years ago at a back to school party. Both of our sons were getting ready to start middle school. Robert and Ryan had a passion for riding ATVS. We decided to make a date for the boys and their fathers to go riding together. Over the years, Ryan and Robert became best friends.
Robert and Ryan were not easy boys to raise. In fact, they tested every boundary and pushed way beyond the limits. We were glad that we had each other, and we helped one another get through the rough times. We naively thought, "If we can just get the boys through school, they will be okay." We even planned our first ever girls trip after graduation to celebrate our success. Little did we know that our lives were about to change drastically.
Two weeks after our celebratory trip, Robert died, in his bed, from a heroin overdose; he was only eighteen years old. Eight months later, Ryan was at a treatment center in Florida for addiction.
We have a strong calling to turn our tragedies into something meaningful that can help other people, and we will make a difference!
Robert & Tammy Lofink
Ryan & Tracey Kuhns
Rising Above Addiction Community Foundation of Carroll County 255 Clifton Boulevard, Suite 313 Westminster, MD 21157 443-536-6102 EMAIL US