A year’s worth of blood, sweat and tears culminated in a celebration they’ll be talking about for ages, as the Greater Lowell community came together Friday night to mark the 1-year anniversary of Megan’s House.
A packed room of nearly 350 people converged on the UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center to hear key community leaders in the fight against addiction address the difference Megan’s House is making. And while powerful speakers like District Attorney Marian Ryan, Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito and UMass Lowell Chancellor Jacqueline Moloney held the audience’s attention with their words, it was a current resident of Megan’s House who captured their hearts.
There weren’t many dry eyes in the Grand Ballroom as Kayla took to the podium and bravely recounted her struggle with the disease. She spoke of the love and care provided by the dedicated staff at Megan’s House and how they’ve helped her regain control of her life. She thanked her family, the Foundation and those in attendance for their support and for saving her life. But mostly, Kayla spoke of her young son and how her hard work is geared toward making a better life for him and becoming the mother he deserves.
In the coming days and weeks, we will tell you more about the celebration and the those who helped make it possible. We encourage you to follow our social media pages on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to view highlights of the festivities that made this such a memorable night. We will ask for your continued support in helping us fulfill our mission.
For the time being, we simply ask you to remember Kayla. Her story is an inspiration to all involved with Megan’s House over our first year. She is one of our success stories. She is proof that together, we make a difference.