As difficult as it may seem, you can always get ahead: “On the left, I’m completely broken, 42 kilos, living on the street, scared and in pain. My mom took that picture when she went to rescue me,” wrote Amber on her Facebook profile.
Society’s dizzying pace leaves many people falling behind. If you don’t get on the train, it forgets about you and marginalizes you. If you’re not on the inside, you simply disappear. Behind every person on the street, there is a story, generally marked by tragedy, but to society, these people are invisible.
Amber Hoffman went through all that at just 24 years old. At an early age, she became a drug addict, going through unimaginable situations. She was resigned to the idea that this would be the end of her life, but fate said otherwise. She managed to overcome her addiction and today she dazzles with her new appearance. The past is in the past. This is a new beginning and it’s like she’s someone else. This is her beautiful story of overcoming.
Drug addiction is a terrible and cruel disease that is often ignored. It’s not a priority for health systems.
This is Amber’s testimony:
“Left: me, completely broken, 93 pounds, living on the streets, living in fear, in pain, addicted to meth and heroin, and ready for my life to finally end. I had endocarditis twice from using and I had a hole in my heart. My mom took that picture when she went to rescue me.
Right: I took this picture tonight. Didn’t care about angles. Just wanted to show my happiness. 9 months clean. I fought hard for months in the hospital, survived heart surgery, gained 40 pounds, got a place to live, and I have my family and my two cats that help me.
Recovery is possible and it is worth it.”
The young woman’s post, through the Yedioth portal, became tremendously viral, reaching over 60,000 interactions.
Many users congratulated her for her bravery and strength and for being an example to all those who, at this very moment, are going through the same thing.
Amber’s story is worth a standing ovation. It’s great news and a light of hope for other people. Here we celebrate this good news!
Her recovery occurred largely thanks to love in its fullest expression. Today, many people feel that great affection when they learn about her story.