This past Thursday February 17th saw the young women who call Megan’s House home once again gather around the banks of the Merrimack River to remember the young woman for whom their house and our organization are named after.
In the past, a somber remembrance would take place on December 30th, the day Megan Grover lost her battle to addiction in 2014. The gathering now takes place on Megan’s birthday, as residents and staff of Megan’s House and Erin’s House release balloons and cards carrying words of thanks and seeds, seeds that will grow and represent the growth these young women experience throughout their recovery journey.
The date change is also reflective of the desire to celebrate Megan and how her fighting spirit permeates our homes. Tragically, she never was able to complete her own recovery journey, but in her memory, two houses have been built offering comprehensive programming that as of this date has led to 100 residents graduating our program, plus countless success stories, family reunifications and lives saved.
As with all those who came before them, the current group of residents and staff now chooses to celebrate Megan and honor her memory both in the annual ceremony they participate in and in the way they’ve chosen to live a life in recovery.
They, and we, will never forget you, Megan.