More About Valerie
I am the the Author of, five books, including the Award-Winning, “Still Standing After All the Tears,” Creator of the Nine Actions to Battle Your Beast, and the Still Standing Sisterhood. I am also the mom of an addict, and a mom who has survived the murder of her only daughter.
In 2004, my 18 year old daughter, Jamie*was shot by her ex-boyfriend. Over the next decade, Jamie’s life spun further out of control and as a result, mine plunged into darkness. I would face the heartbreaking reality that my daughter was a heroin addict, and the painful truth that I was powerless to save her from her Addiction Beast.
After riding what I calls the Roller Coaster From Hell, for nearly 13 years, I found a way to stand up and fight.