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“A mother’s story — When addiction rears its ugly head,” The Bridgton News

“A mother’s story — When addiction rears its ugly head,” The Bridgton News

A phone call forever changed Lisa Hillman’s life.

She appeared to be living the American dream.

Lisa was a highly-successful healthcare administrator and fundraising executive for the local hospital in Annapolis, Md. As president of the hospital’s foundation, she spearheaded a drive to raise millions of dollars for a major facility expansion.

Her husband, Dick, was the former mayor and served in state government.

Her daughter, Heidi, was an A-student and married a Naval Academy officer.

And, there was Jacob. A late arrival to the Hillman family, Jacob showed great promise early in his life. He had an interest in “anything that flew.” Despite his shyness, Jacob was recognized for his natural leadership skills. Teachers selected Jacob to attend a prestigious weeklong leadership camp.

He was right on track to carve out a successful career and life.

Or, so it appeared.

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6 Replies to ““A mother’s story — When addiction rears its ugly head,” The Bridgton News”

  1. Excellent read. I found the part about the family and parents working together was /is probably a key to your family’s success and your sons recovery, but ultimately it’s his desire for recovery that saved him and your family.

    1. Toni, you are so accurate. Jacob heals himself, every day. I can only love him and let him be his own person.
      And he knows how proud of him we all are.
      Lisa

    2. Excellent read. I found the part about the family and parents working together heartening, but ultimately it’s was your sons desire for recovery that saved him and your family.

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