To her dad Reginald, she was known as “Sweetie.” To her sister Victoria, she was “Kitty.” To the young women who call Megan’s House home, she will forever be known as an angel.
Catherine Ruth Steele lost her battle to addiction in September of 2016. The young woman, who brought a smile to everyone she met, also had a heart of gold and would give her all to help others in need, a trait she obviously picked up from Reginald, Victoria and her mom Susan.
At the time of her passing, the Steele family asked that in lieu of flowers contributions be made to Megan’s House, where a friend of Catherine’s had once lived and found hope. That connection recently led Reginald, Susan and Victoria to visit the residential home for young women in recovery.
The Steele’s brought with them a $10,000 donation in Catherine’s name, an act of generosity and love that will further help Megan’s House make a difference in the lives of the residents currently living there and those who will follow.
As the Steele’s toured Megan’s House and shared warm memories with Founder Tim Grover and Program Director MaryBeth Murphy, we were reminded again about the bond forged between those who have seen a loved one struggle with this disease. Rather than let it defeat them, they find strength in their common journey and the need to help other children find their way home. As the Steele’s wrote at the end of their daughter’s obituary:
“Our beloved daughter Catherine Steele fought hard against the battle of addiction. She is neither lost nor broken. She has returned home.”
To help us honor the memories of Catherine Steele, Megan Grover and all who have lost their struggle against addiction, please click on this link and consider making a donation to help the young women who call Megan’s House home.