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September 19, 2013

Hitting rock bottom helped her realize what's important

SMRC volunteer knows about power of recovery


Her relationship with her daughter has improved, too. When her daughter gave birth to a son, Gretz said her daughter invited her to come to El Paso, Texas, for a while to help. And when Gretz got married recently, her daughter was the maid of honor.

"When I came into recovery, I was so broken and hollow," she said. "When you come to recovery, there's always someone in the room who has done it before. ... I felt loved here."

If You Go What Recovery Walk for Hope, the inaugural awareness walk for the Southern Minnesota Recovery Connection When Saturday -- Registration begins at 8 a.m.; opening ceremony begins at 9; walk begins at 10:30; lunch is at noon. Where Sibley Park in Mankato Cost $15, includes lunch and T-shirt Contact Emma at 386-5728 or for more information.

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