Kelly Ayotte

Our Family - Sep. 20, 2016

Kelly Ayotte
September 20, 2016
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Campaign status: Lost

PAM GRIFFIN: My daughter, Courtney, got caught in a web of opiate and heroin addiction.

DOUG GRIFFIN: Our insurance company indicated that Courtney's problem wasn't a matter of life and death. So, she was not eligible for treatment.

PAM GRIFFIN: She told me that she didn't want to live like this anymore. She begged. She begged for help saying, "Mom please help me."

DOUG GRIFFIN: Our family's tragedy could happen to any family.

PAM GRIFFIN: We knew we had to save other families from losing their children. Kelly reached out to us.

DOUG GRIFFIN: She came to my family to learn more.

PAM GRIFFIN: She listened to what we had to say, who we were, she cared about us. She didn't know us. We talked about the ways to remove the stigma of addiction so parents can get help.

DOUG GRIFFIN: Kelly co-authored the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act. This Act will save kids lives and enable families to get the help they need. We don't want Courtney to be remembered for her substance abuse, but rather for her struggle to achieve recovery.

PAM GRIFFIN: Kelly believes recovery is possible.

AYOTTE: I'm Kelly Ayotte, and I approve this message.