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My Son, My Life

Created by Diana Lynn Kraft

My Son, My Life

Drug Awareness "A Mother's Cry"

This is my Son Scott, when he was 9 years old he was hopping on a freight train with a friend. The train started moving and the boys tried to climb down. Scott's friend Jason made it, but Scott's pants got hooked on the ladder of the train which dragged him and cut off part of his left foot. His other leg was degloved of all its skin. He has had 36 surgeries since then, numerous skin graftings and nerve transplants. I have always believed this is what started Scott's addiction because he was always put on so much pain medications.

Scott is not a young boy anymore, he is a grown man of 41. He was in a military academy doing great until the courts awarded him with a million dollar settlement, they gave it to him on the day he turned 18.

I was a divorced mother raising him and 3 other children at the time and knew nothing about law suits and how to handle his money. To this day I wish I would have...


This Story of Hope was created in celebration of recovery and to let families know that there are pathways to hope and healing. The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids is the only nonprofit organization dedicated to helping families who are struggling with their son or daughter's substance use. Please consider sharing this page so that families know where to turn to for help, and that there is always hope.

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