She had become an alcoholic at age 12 after fleeing the cult where she had been molested. At first she used booze to find peace, but then progressed to harder drugs. She was in and out of hospitals and became dependent on opiates. Throughout this dark period, she became homeless and was offered her first taste of heroin. In 2010, she was in her state prison cell, halfway through her sentence, when she had an epiphany. She decided to get help and turned her life around. Though the road to recovery was a long and challenging process, she rebuilt her life and set up a daily routine of praying, meditating and playing with her two children; Gage, six, and Ava, two. Now she is an author, sharing her story with those who could use her example as an inspiration for their own transformation.