SHATTERED LIVES with Donna R. Gore, “LadyJustice”
Examining the effects of those who have survived violent crime and how it has impacted their lives.
Real people, real tragedy, real help.
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Be inspired by the journey of Melissa Cote who has overcome addictions, arrests and has received a pardon, not something easy to come by. Shattered Lives will explore what her life was like as a young addict, through her arrest and her “wake up calls.”
Today is April 29th 2013, I started my road to recovery and serenity exactly 14 years ago. I can still remember it like it was yesterday, sitting in Niantic DOC corrections for women. I was so scared and so alone. After I was sentenced to serve 1 year in jail I was even more scared. How was I going to serve jail time? I came from a good home with good parents, we were not rich but we were comfortable. We had family holidays with both my fathers and mothers sides of our family. I was raised with good morals and values. Unfortunately, I decided as a very young adolescent girl, to follow not so well rounded boys around. If they were cute, I wanted them at any cost. I thought I was invincible as many teens do. They introduced me to cigarettes and marijuana at 14 then sex at 15, I was so young. I some how managed to graduate high school and in my senior year tried some mescaline, ecstasy, and LSD. I tried to work after graduation but was to high most of the time to hold a job.
To read the complete story: My Story: Melissa Cote
How does this happen? And why is it happening in families who are strong, stable and with parents who try so hard to make life the best it can be for their children? Melissa will share her experiences and the outcome of her decisions and consequences which many young people don’t have the ability to fully understand.
Melissa’s new journey has led her to utilize her abilities to help others who are on the same destructive path she knows all to well. Learn how she literally turned her life around, made it through a bad marriage, becoming a single mother, and is continually beating the odds at living a better life.