El's Story

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I have experienced the impact of addiction in many ways in my adult life. I first learned about Caron when I met my husband, Pat, a Caron alum. Nearly four years sober at the time, Pat shared his story with me, including his experiences in Wernersville and at Renaissance. Through Pat, I witnessed the profound impact that Caron can have not just on one person but on his entire family. Through the Huyetts, I learned not only about treatment options, but also family programs and other support. My mother-in-law, Ellen, taught me the basics of recovery principles. More importantly, she taught me that recovery principles are not just for people in recovery! We both apply them in our daily lives to deal with life’s varied challenges. My father-in-law, Dan, taught me the importance of community engagement and giving back. He has given so much to Caron because he believes so strongly in the mission of the organization.

In 2015 and 2020, I experienced Caron in a new way, when first my cousin, and then my brother, were admitted for treatment in Wernersville. While my brother Joe was at Caron, I directly benefited from the resources Caron offers. Participating in weekly family calls while Joe was in treatment helped our family communicate and learn how we can support Joe. The lessons we learned in those family sessions have helped us all as we have navigated Joe’s first year of sobriety together, as a family.

I personally have Caron to thank for the relationships I have with my husband and my brother. I am honored to be able to help move the mission forward however I can.

All donations to El’s Story are tax deductible to the full extent of the law, as no goods or services were provided in consideration of your gift. Caron greatly appreciates any level of donation you can make in honor of El. If you would like more information about the Caron Greater Philadelphia Gala on November 30th at the Kimmel Center and/or would like to purchase a ticket to attend, please visit www.caron.org/phillygala.

Consider Donating to Caron Greater Philadelphia Gala

Caron Treatment Centers is an internationally recognized not-for-profit dedicated to addiction and behavioral healthcare treatment, research, prevention, and addiction medicine education. Last year, with the help of generous donors, Caron provided 2.2 million dollars in financial assistance to those seeking treatment from the Greater Philadelphia Region. Event proceeds are allocated for scholarship to increase access to treatment as well as for programmatic support to ensure unwavering and innovative services that complement the inpatient and outpatient treatment experience and significantly increase recovery outcomes.

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