Homekeepers – Sharon Blair – The Jennifer Act – Saving People from Drug Addiction

Homekeepers – Sharon Blair – The Jennifer Act – Saving People from Drug Addiction


♪ MUSIC ♪ MUSIC ♪ MUSIC CLOSED CAPTIONING PROVIDED BY THE STAFF OF THE CHRISTIAN TELEVISION NETWORK IN CLEARWATER, FLORIDA. ♪ MUSIC ♪ MUSIC ♪ MUSIC HI THERE AND WELCOME TO HOMEKEEPERS, HEY, I AM ALREADY IN THE KITCHEN, YOU KNOW, THE KITCHEN WOULD BE THE FAVORITE ROOM IN THE WHOLE HOUSE. AND NO MATTER HOW BIG YOUR HOME IS, EVERY OTHER ROOM, AND WE LIKE TO GET INTO THE KITCHEN AND A CONGREGATE HERE, I WELCOME YOU TO HOMEKEEPERS AND MAYBE THIS WOULD BE YOUR FIRST TIME TO JOIN US, YOU ARE SO WELCOME AND YOU CAN JOIN US, OKAY? TO THE REGULAR ONES, AND WE LOVE YOU AND WE APPRECIATE YOU SO MUCH. I HAVE GOT YOU KNOW, SHARON BLAIR IS WITH US, AN SHE IS AN INTERESTING GUEST, AND SHE WAS HERE A FEW YEARS AGO, AND SHE IS PROMOTING A NEW LAW, THAT SHE WOULD LIKE TO GET ON THE BOOKS, THE MAYBE NATIONWIDE, IT IS THE JENNIFER ACT, AND HER DAUGHTER JENNIFER, SHE DIED OF AN OVERDOSE OF DRUGS, AND SADLY, SO MANY PARENTS HAVE KNOWN THAT AGREED AND THEY KNOW IT RIGHT NOW. SHE IS A SOCIAL JUSTICE HAVE GOOD, AND SHE HAS A BOOK AND ALSO, AND I THINK THAT HER LIFE HAS TURNED OUT DIFFERENTLY THAT WHAT SHE IS EXPECTED. I AM SO GLAD TO HAVE HER BACK. STEPHANIE IS GOING TO BE JOINING IN A MEDICAMENT WE HAVE STARTED OUR RECIPE, AND THIS IS A GOOD ONE, THIS IS DEALING WITH RICE CAULIFLOWER, AND ALSO, TO BE DID YOU KNOW WE FOUND OUT THIS WEEK YOU CUT THE CARBOHYDRATES, AND YOU CAN ALSO GET THIS IN THE FOOD PROCESSOR AND THIS WOULD BE A WONDERFUL DISH, AND YOU COULD SUBSTITUTE THIS FOR MANY THINGS THAT WOULD KEEP THE CARBOHYDRATES DOWN. AND BECAUSE, BECAUSE OF THE SUBJECT MATTER TODAY, I WANT TO AGAIN, AND WE DO GET A REQUEST MANY TIMES, THIS IS THE BOOK, “PRAYING CIRCLES AROUND YOUR CHILDREN.” THIS IS FROM A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER, MARK PATTERSON. YOU KNOW AND WHATEVER GIFT YOU MIGHT WANT TO GIVE, USE YOUR CREDIT CARD OF THE NUMBER WOULD BE ON THE SCREEN, AND YOU CAN ALSO WRITE TO THE MINISTRY AT THE PO BOX AT 6922 IN CLEARWATER, FLORIDA. 33758. WE HAVE SENT OUT SO MANY OF THESE BOOKS, AND I AM SO GLAD, IT TELLS ME THAT PEOPLE DO WANT TO GET MORE BOOKS LIKE THIS OUT IS WHAT BE THE BEST THING YOU CAN DO FOR YOUR FAMILY. AND WE HAVE STEPHANIE! TADA!! TADA!! YOU KNOW, I’M SO EXCITED, AND SOMETIMES I DON’T FEEL LIKE DOING THE– EVERYTHING WITH THE FOOD PROCESSOR AND THIS WOULD BE SO MUCH BETTER AND I LOVE THE FRIED RICE, THIS WOULD BE ALREADY DONE UP. AND YES, THIS WOULD BE GREAT, AND THERE ARE SO MANY LESS CARBOHYDRATES.>>ARTHELENE: ALL RIGHT, YES AT WE HAVE THE CHICKEN, AND NOT THE KITCHEN ABOUT OF THE CHICKEN.>>STEPHANIE: AND WE HAVE BROWNED THE CHICKEN OUT OF HE TOOK IT OUT AT WE HAVE THE ONIONS.>>ARTHELENE: AND YES AND THAT SHOULD BE SLIGHTLY TRANSLUCENT?>>STEPHANIE: AND YES, AND WE WANT TO TAKE OUR ENTIRE BAG, ALL RIGHT WE WANT TO GO WITH 7 OUNCES. ALL RIGHT WE CAN ALMOST GO ALL AWAY HERE. AND WE DO NOT WANT TO MAKE THE MISTAKE. AND WE DO NOT WANT TO WASTE IT. ALL RIGHT, AND THIS HAS BEEN A 10 OUNCE BAG, THIS WOULD BE THE GARLIC. YOU KNOW, THAT WE WANT TO COOK THIS FOR A FEW MOMENTS. AND YES AND WERE CRANKING UP, SISTER. AND I WANT TO COOK IT UP FOR A FEW MOMENTS AT WE HAVE THE CHICKEN BROTH. AND NOW YOU TELL ME HOW MUCH. AND WE HAVE GOT A CHICKEN BROTH. AND WE ALSO HAVE THE CLOVES OF THE GARLIC. AND THIS WOULD BE LIKE AN ENTIRE MEAL. AND YES THIS WOULD BE LIKE A FRIED RICE MEAL.>>ARTHELENE: AND YOU KNOW YOU HAVE PUT THIS TOGETHER THEN YOU WOULD HAVE IT MADE WHEN YOU PUT IT ALTOGETHER.>>STEPHANIE: IT SMELLS DELICIOUS EVER CAULIFLOWER, YOU WOULD BE SURPRISED, AT A MAYBE YOU LIKE THE FRIED RICE, YOU WOULD BE SO SURPRISED OUT OF THE FLAVOR THAT YOU CAN GET OUT OF THIS FROM THE CAULIFLOWER. YOU KNOW, AND THE CARBS HATE ME, BUT THEY WANT TO STAY BECAUSE THEY LOVE ME AND THEY REALLY WANT TO STAY. I HAVE GOT TO BE CAREFUL ABOUT OF THE CARBS. I MUST BE CAREFUL WITH MY CARBS. ALL RIGHT OUT WE HAVE THE CHICKEN BROTH.>>ARTHELENE: AND YES, THIS IS GETTING TOGETHER.>>STEPHANIE: IT SMELLS SO GOOD AND I WANT TO BRING IT UP TO A BOIL. AND WE HAVE THE PARMESAN CHEESE AND THE WE WILL USE MOST OF THE OREGANO. THIS WOULD BE FRESH? AND YES, AND THIS SHOULD BE TOGETHER, AND THIS STILL HAS THE FLAVOR.>>STEPHANIE: IT IS YUMMY ALL RIGHT NOW LET ME HEAT THIS UP VERY QUICKLY.>>ARTHELENE: AND WE HAVE GOT SO MANY REQUESTS FOR THIS, YOU KNOW AND WE HAD THE CAULIFLOWER AU GRATIN. YOU KNOW, THAT WAS SO GOOD.>>STEPHANIE: YOU KNOW YOU ARE GOING TO BE SO SURPRISED THIS IS GOING TO BE UNBELIEVABLY DELICIOUS, SO MUCH BETTER FOR YOU.>>ARTHELENE: AND SO YOU’RE LOOKING GOOD, GIRL.>>STEPHANIE: I’M MAD AT MYSELF BECAUSE I AM GETTING A FEW POUNDS BACK ON BUT I’M GOING TO GO BACK TO IT AGAIN.>>ARTHELENE: AND THIS WOULD BE SO WONDERFUL TO KNOW, AND IF YOU COULD GET RID OF SOME OF THE CARBOHYDRATES.>>STEPHANIE: HONESTLY, YES, AND I KNOW THAT WE MUST MOVE ALONG BUT WE WANT TO LET THIS COOK A LITTLE BIT LONGER. YET WE DO NOT WANT TO GO TOO FAST BUT LET THIS GO A LITTLE BIT LONGER. I’M SPEED COOKING OUT WE HAVE GOT A THINGS TO DO AT WE HAVE THE OREGANO, AND I LOVE THE LEMON JUICE IDEA, AND WE LOVE THE LEMON. ALL RIGHT AT WE HAVE THE PARMESAN CHEESE.>>ARTHELENE: AND YES, YOU COULD PUT THAT IN HERE ARE THE TOP. AND AS WE TASTE IT.>>STEPHANIE: AND WE CAN HEAT IT UP VERY QUICKLY. AND WE HAVE THE PLATE. OH, MY GOODNESS.>>ARTHELENE: I THINK, YES, THIS IS GOING TO BE TASTING SO GOOD THIS WOULD BE A NICE SURPRISE.>>STEPHANIE: AND THE SPEED COOKING IS SO MUCH FUN.>>ARTHELENE: AND DO YOU THINK YOUR HUSBAND WOULD LIKE THIS? YOU KNOW HE IS A GUY.>>STEPHANIE: YOU KNOW AND I KNOW HE LIKES THE REAL STUFF.>>ARTHELENE: YOU KNOW, AND HE LIKES TO KILL EVERYTHING ON HIS OWN.>>STEPHANIE: AND I MIGHT HAVE SOME PICTURES IF YOU WANT TO SEE THEM. AND HOW IS IT? IT JUST SMELLS SO GOOD. DO YOU HAVE THE PARMESAN?>>ARTHELENE: I LOVE THIS, AND I LOVE THE CAULIFLOWER.>>STEPHANIE: THIS SMELLS SO GOOD.>>ARTHELENE: AND THE CAULIFLOWER, AND IT WOULD BE SOME THINGS, AND THIS IS SO ENJOYABLE WHEN YOU KNOW IT HAS NOT AS MANY CALORIES.>>STEPHANIE: OH, YES WITH THE LESS CARBOHYDRATES. SO THIS WOULD BE CALLED, “EASY SKILLET CHICKEN CAULIFLOWER.”>>ARTHELENE: YOU KNOW, AND I’M THINKING, AND I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS, AND YOU KNOW, YOU CAN HAVE THE RECIPE FOR FREE, THE EMAIL IS THE BEST, AND IF YOU ORDER IT BY MAIL, TO BE REALLY DO NEED THE ENVELOPE WITH YOUR ADDRESS ON IT AT A STAT BECAUSE, WE ARE JUST OVERWHELMED AND I DON’T KNOW HOW MUCH LONGER WE CAN DO THIS, AND I DON’T KNOW THAT WE MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO DO THIS IN THE MAIL ANYMORE BUT WE WOULD BREAK OUR HEARTS, IF WE CANNOT SEND THESE OUT FROM THE POST OFFICE. THE INFORMATION IS COMING UP ON THE SCREEN, AND I BELIEVE THAT YOU WILL ENJOY HEARING MY GUEST, SADLY, AND SOME PEOPLE– SOMEONE WHO HAS LOST A CHILD BECAUSE OF THE DRUGS. IT’S JUST GETTING WORSE. PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT SHE HAS TO SAY, AND YOU AT A MAYBE WE COULD MITIGATE THE SORROW THAT COMES YOUR WAY. HERE IS MY GUEST.>>MUSIC>>MUSIC>>IF YOU WOULD LIKE A COPY OF TODAY’S RECIPE YOU COULD WRITE TO THE ADDRESS ON YOUR SCREEN, OR YOU CAN ALSO CONTACT THE MINISTRY WITH THE INFORMATION YOU SEE ON THE SCREEN THROUGH EMAIL.>>MUSIC>>MUSIC>>MUSIC>>MUSIC>>MUSIC>>MUSIC>>MUSIC>>MUSIC>>…>>ARTHELENE: SHARON, I’M SO PLEASED, TO HEAR FROM YOU AGAIN, THIS HAS BEEN A MAYBE 10 YEARS? AND MAYBE EIGHT YEARS. AND WHEN I FOUND OUT THAT YOU ARE STILL WORKING FOR THE JENNIFER LAW, I THOUGHT, THAT WOULD BE NOTHING LIKE THE LOVE OF A MOTHER THAT WOULD PROPEL YOU HOW TO COMPEL YOU TO DO THIS. AND SOMETIMES YOU MIGHT AGAIN ON A JOURNEY, AND LIFE CAN SETTLE IN, BUT THIS HAS NOT HAPPENED FOR YOU THAT WAY?>>GUEST: NO, NOT AT ALL AND I COULD REMEMBER SOMEONE SAID, AND SO MANY MOTHERS WANT TO CHANGE THE WORLD AND THEN THESE THINGS FADE, AND IT WOULD BE A PHASE AND THEY MOVE ON BUT I SAY NO, I DO NOT THINK SO, NOT FOR ME. THIS WILL BE MY LIFE’S MISSION.>>ARTHELENE: I WILL COMMEND YOU, THE LORD IS OPENING UP THE DOORS FOR YOU. AND TELL OUR AUDIENCE, THE STORY OF JENNIFER. IT WAS WAY BACK, AND SHE BEGAN TO SUFFER SUCH GREAT PAIN FROM A BACK SURGERY SO TAKE IT FROM HER THERE.>>GUEST: YES, SHE DID, SHE HAD A SPINAL FUSION. SHE HAD SCOLIOSIS AND SHE WAS PUT ON MORPHINE FOR 10 DAYS. AND THEN PAIN MEDICATION FOR ABOUT THREE MONTHS AFTER THAT. I BELIEVE THAT IT WAS, THAT IT WAS THE SPRINGBOARD FOR THE ADDICTION TO BEGIN. SHE HEALED FROM THE SURGERY HOWEVER, SHE DISCOVERED THROUGH THE MEDICATION, AND WHAT THAT PAIN MEDICATIONS CAN DO, BECAUSE IT IS AN OPIATE. NOT JUST THE PHYSICAL PAIN BUT ALL OF THE OTHER PAIN, THE WORRIES, THESE INSECURITIES OR ANXIETY, AND THAT CAN TAKE CARE OF ALL OF THESE THINGS, SHE WAS A TEENAGER. AND THAT WAS THE BEGINNING OF HER ADDICTION.>>ARTHELENE: I MEAN, YOU KNOW, SHE WAS NOT OUT GETTING DRUGS ON THE CORNER, FROM A DRUG DEALER ANYTHING LIKE THAT. BUT THIS IS AN ADDICTION TO OPIATES, RIGHT?>>GUEST: AND YES, YOU GET THEM ILLEGALLY, AT A GUESS, YOU COULD WIND UP AT THE RIGHT HERE IN LARGO, FLORIDA. YOU AND I LIVE RIGHT DOWN THE STREET FROM THE STUDIO AND SO DOES MY DAUGHTER AT THAT TIME.>>ARTHELENE: AND THIS MUST BE VERY POWERFUL AND VERY EASY TO GET. AND HOW FAR ALONG, DID YOU THINK MAYBE THAT SOMETHING THAT WAS HAPPENING? AFTER THE SEARCH, MAYBE, AND MAYBE SHE SHOULD’VE BEEN BACK TO SOME TYPE OF NORMALCY.>>GUEST: I HAVE LEARNED A LOT ABOUT ADDICTION, IN THE LAST EIGHT YEARS, JENNIFER HAD ALL OF THE SIGNS OF THE ADDICTION, HOWEVER I DID NOT KNOW WHAT THOSE SIGNS WERE. I THOUGHT THESE WERE SIGNS OF JUST BEING A SIGN OF A TEENAGER IN ADOLESCENCE, AND THEN MAYBE I COULD SEE HER APPEARANCE CHANGE, THE GRADES DROPPING, AND I THOUGHT THIS WAS A PHASE THAT SHE WOULD GO THROUGH AND THEN SHE WOULD OUTGROW IT. IT REALLY WAS, AND SHE WAS SHOWING SIGNS OF THE DRUG USE.>>ARTHELENE: HOWEVER, YOU ARE OBLIVIOUS TO WHAT IT WAS? AND THEN I THINK THAT WOULD BE YOUR MISSION NOW? FOR THE PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND WHAT IS HAPPENING?>>GUEST: THERE IS NO HANDBOOK WHEN YOU TAKE THE BABY HOME, AND THIS IS WHAT YOU NEED TO WATCH FOR WHEN YOU LEAVE THE HOSPITAL FOR DRUG ADDICTION.>>ARTHELENE: I WAS THERE A MOMENT, MAYBE YOU ARE THINKING, SOMETHING IS REALLY WRONG WITH A GIRL? AND YOU WANTED TO CONFRONT IT?>>GUEST: AND I WANTED THE POLICE TO BECOME INVOLVED OUT OF THE LOCAL SHERIFFS FROM LARGO.>>ARTHELENE: OUR THEIR HANDS TIED YOU? FOR THESE THINGS?>>GUEST: AND YES THEY CAN ONLY DO WHAT THE LAW ALLOWS, AND THAT HE BEGAN THE PROCESS, I WAS LOBBYING FOR THE GREATER LAWS, SO THAT WE COULD INTERVENE AND HELP TO SAVE THE KIDS FROM KILLING THEMSELVES AND DYING.>>ARTHELENE: AND WAS THERE A PERSONALITY CHANGE? AND THEN DID SHE MAYBE BECOME SOMEBODY YOU DID NOT KNOW?>>GUEST: YES, THAT WAS SAD AND HEARTBREAKING BECAUSE SHE DID CHANGE. YOU KNOW AND THEN I WANTED TO GET HER BAKER ACTED, DURING HER ADDICTION, I DID THAT FIVE TIMES, AND I WANTED TO GET HER BAKER ACTED, YOU KNOW THERE IS ANOTHER ONE, THAT WOULD BE FOR DRUG ADDICTION, FOR ALCOHOL ADDICTION, IT IS CALLED THE MARCHMAN ACT OF THESE ARE TWO SEPARATE THINGS. AND SO, AND SHE BEGAN TO FALL THROUGH THE CRACKS IN THE SYSTEM. AND THEY WERE TO PICK HER UP OR RELEASE HER, AND THEY WERE NOT GET HER AT ALL, AND THEY MIGHT PICK HER UP AND MAYBE SHE WOULD STAY FOR THREE DAYS.>>ARTHELENE: YOU KNOW, AND THAT WON’T DO ANYTHING. ABOUT THAT SAME TIME, THE GOVERNOR, THAT WAS JEB BUSH, I LIKED HIM AND I LIKED HIM A LOT. I WILL NEVER FORGET, THE NEWS CONFERENCE WHEN HE TOLD THAT HIS DAUGHTER HAD OF THE SAME TYPE OF ADDICTION, AND HE BEGAN TO CRY, YOU KNOW AND I DON’T CARE IF YOU WOULD EITHER GOVERNOR OR THE PRESIDENT OR WHAT, WHEN THAT WOULD BE YOUR CHILD. YOU COULD TELL THAT HE WAS JUST BROKENHEARTED. NOW SHE, AND SHE HAD BROKEN THE LAWS IN SOME WAYS. IF I REMEMBER CORRECTLY, AND SHE BECAME ADDICTED TO PRESCRIPTIONS. AND SO FROM THIS, YOU KNOW THAT MAYBE THERE WAS SOME JAIL TIME. AND WOULD THAT BE TRUE?>>GUEST: YOU KNOW IF YOU GO TO MY WEBSITE, ON THE SCREEN, AND I JUST WROTE ABOUT THIS, AND THIS IS THE STORY OF JEB BUSH AT A MY STORY, YOU KNOW THESE THINGS CORRELATE AND THESE THINGS ARE SO SIMILAR AND THEY DID HAPPEN AT THE SAME TIME. WHEN JENNIFER WAS ALIVE AND THAT WAS THE SAME TIME THAT HIS DAUGHTER NOEL WAS ADDICTED OUT OF THE SAME TIME. I WAS FIGHTING FOR THE SAME THING, YOU KNOW AND I WANT IN SOME LONG-TERM COURT ORDERED RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT BUT I DID NOT GET IT, HOWEVER, AT THE GOVERNOR’S DAUGHTER GOT IT SO SHE IS ALIVE.>>ARTHELENE: AND EVEN WHEN YOU THINK OF THESE THINGS, MAYBE LIKE 18 MONTHS AND THAT WOULD BE A LONG TIME. IT DOES TAKE THAT LONG AT ABOUT WHAT THEY DO TO BREAK THEM DOWN? REBUILD THEM?>>GUEST: YOU KNOW THE TREATMENT IS A VERY LONG PROCESS WITH A LOT OF THERAPY AND A LOT OF ONE-ON-ONE, AND GROUP THERAPY AND LEARNING ABOUT OF THE DISEASE. IT IS LEARNING HOW TO USE THE TOOLS, TO HELP YOURSELF, AND TO ACCLIMATE BACK TO SOCIETY AGAIN, WITHOUT LEANING A PART OF MEDICATION OR THE ALCOHOL, AS A CRUTCH TO HELP YOU GET THROUGH LIFE. SO THAT WOULD BE SUCH A LONG LEARNING PROCESS AND THAT TAKES TIME FOR THE BRAIN TO HEAL AND THE BODY TO RECOVER. AND YOU NEED TO LEARN THE STEPS, THERE IS NO DRIVE-THROUGH TREATMENT.>>ARTHELENE: AND YOU KNOW, YOU NEED TO GET USED TO NOT HAVING THE STIMULUS.>>GUEST: THAT WOULD BE RIGHT.>>ARTHELENE: AT ABOUT WOULD BE THE JENNIFER ACT? BUT WHAT DO YOU WANT? AND I KNOW THAT YOU HAVE SPOKEN IN WASHINGTON, BLESS YOUR HEART. AND I KNOW, THAT YOU HAVE HAD SOME COOPERATION FROM THE GOVERNORS IN FLORIDA AND INDIANA.>>GUEST:ACTUALLY, IN INDIANA, YOU KNOW I WILL TELL YOU THIS AFTER THE PROGRAM AND I GOT THE LEGISLATION PASSED, HOUSE BILL 1448, AND THIS IS IN INDIANA, ALSO IN FLORIDA, 2016, YOU KNOW AND THEY AMENDED MY BILL TO THE SENATE BILL, FOR SENATOR GARCIA. AND THEN I SOME PROGRESS IN FLORIDA AND INDIANA. AND YOU KNOW AND WE WANT TO GIVE THEM SERVICES TO ENHANCE THESE THINGS FOR THE INDIVIDUALS THAT WOULD BE ADDICTED TO SUBSTANCES. AND I BUT WORKING VERY HARD.>>ARTHELENE: AND YES, YOU’VE DONE THIS FOR EIGHT YEARS? YOU KNOW AND THEN HE BEGAN WHEN SHE PASSED AWAY?>>GUEST: RIGHT AWAY.>>ARTHELENE: IF YOU JUST JOIN ME, THIS IS SHARON BLAIR, SHE WAS ON THE PROGRAM A YEARS AGO NOT TOO LONG AFTER HER DAUGHTER DIED OF A DRUG OVERDOSE. YOU KNOW GOD BLESS HER, SHE HAS BEEN WORKING ON SOMETHING THAT SHE IS CALLING, JENNIFER’S LAW. YOU KNOW, THE WHEELS TURN SO SLOWLY. AND WHEN I WAS THINKING ABOUT YOUR MATERIAL. YOU KNOW, THESE LAWS, YOU HAVE GOT TO THANK GOD, YOU KNOW ALONG THE WAY, PEOPLE SEE THE VALLEY AND THEY ARE DOING IT. ON THE OTHER HAND, AND YOU KNOW, THEY ARE PARTICULAR, AND THEY ARE LOOKING OUT OF THE LAWS FROM EVERY SINGLE ANGLE. NOW, OUT OF THE JENNIFER ACT, IF THAT HAD BEEN PUT INTO LAW, AND WHAT WOULD BE THE REQUIREMENT?>>GUEST: IT WOULD TAKE THE MARCHMAN ACT, AND THIS WOULD MAKE SOME IMPROVEMENTS, TO CLOSE THE GAPS WHERE MY DAUGHTER FELL THROUGH THE CRACKS. I WAS DOCUMENTING THE CRACKS, EVERY TIME. YOU KNOW AND WE COULD CLOSE THE GAPS. AND THIS IS LISTED ON OUR WEBSITE, THE BLOG PAGE. AND THAT WOULD BE THINGS THAT I WAS ASKING TO IMPROVE, AND WE WANTED TO AMEND THE MARCHMAN ACT, AND WE WANTED TO MAKE IT STRONGER THE BETTER TO SAVE LIVES HERE IN ARE>>ARTHELENE: AND THAT WOULD RECOMMEND, MAYBE BUT THAT WOULD REQUIRE, AND SOMEBODY WOULD HAVE TO BE IN TREATMENT FOR A LONGER TIME RIGHT? AND HOW DO YOU DETERMINE THAT?>>GUEST: AND BY THE DRUG PROFESSIONALS AND THEY MAKE AN EVALUATION AND THEY PERFORM IT ON THAT PERSON, AND THEN THEY WOULD BE ALLOWED, OUT OF THE QUALITY OF TIME, THEY MAY BE WHAT THEY NOW SAY AND WHAT IS PROVIDED NOW.>>ARTHELENE: AND MAYBE LIKE A DRUG ADDICT, AND YOU WOULD RECEIVE THE TREATMENT OR GO TO JAIL?>>GUEST: AND YOU KNOW THAT WOULD BE EXACTLY RIGHT. YOU KNOW THAT WOULD NOT BE SO HARD, BUT IT IS– YOU KNOW, IT IS SO HARD TO GET THESE LAWS AMENDED. YOU KNOW, FOR THE DRUG ADDICTS, THEY WANT TO STAY IN TREATMENT AND NOT GO TO JAIL. YES, ANYWAY, YOU ARE INTERVENING OUT OF THE BEHALF OF A PERSON WHO CANNOT HELP THEMSELVES. THEY ARE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF THE NARCOTIC. IT IS A VERY STRONG NARCOTIC. THAT IS IMPAIRING THEIR THINKING AND DECISION-MAKING AT HEALTH. SO AND ADVOCATE LIKE ME, AND A PARENT, OR THE BEHALF OF THE PERSON I SAY, THIS IS WHAT IS WRONG, AND THIS IS WHAT THEY NEED IN ORDER TO BECOME WELL. AND I NEED HELP TO GET THEM THERE. YOU KNOW IT WOULD BE LIKE THE POWER OF ATTORNEY FOR YOUR MOTHER WHO WAS ELDERLY, AND I CAN MAKE DECISIONS FROM MY MOTHER BECAUSE SHE IS ELDERLY. I CAN DO THIS FOR MY AGING MOTHER BUT I CANNOT DO THIS FOR MY DAUGHTER WHO IS IMPAIRED.>>ARTHELENE: AND DO YOU HAVE ANY RESISTANCE, AT A MAYBE SOME OF THE LAWMAKERS WHO SEE IT?>>GUEST: MOST OF THEM.>>ARTHELENE: BUT WHY? THE COST?>>GUEST: AND ONE WOULD BE THE COST, AND THE OTHER ONE TAKES AWAY THE RIGHTS. AND THEY DO NOT WANT TO TAKE WHAT ARE THE RIGHTS EVEN IF IT WOULD BE TEMPORARILY UNSTABLE MENTALLY. MENTAL INSTABILITY, YOU KNOW, THEY WOULD LET THEM DIE, AND THEY WON’T LET THEM, HAVE AN INTERVENTION TO SAVE THE LIVES, AND THEY DO NOT WANT TO TAKE THEIR RIGHTS.>>ARTHELENE: YOU KNOW, TO ME THAT WOULD BE THE NO-BRAINER, AND IT WOULD JUST BE FOR A TEMPORARY LINK OF TIME.>>GUEST: IT IS NOT PERMANENT.>>ARTHELENE: AND CAN YOU DESCRIBE THE DAY, THAT YOU LEARNED THAT YOUR DAUGHTER PASSED AWAY?>>GUEST: AND YES AND I LIVED A FEW MILES FROM HERE WHEN THE DAY HAPPENED. AND YOU KNOW, AND THIS IS SO, AND THIS BRINGS IT ALL BACK TO ME. AND YES I WAS IN THE BED, THE SHERIFF, THE SHERIFF, AND THE OFFICER CAME TO THE DOOR, HE KNOCKED OUT A DOOR, AND HE WANTED OFF I WAS SHOWN BLAIR AND I SAID YES, AND THEN I WANTED TO KNOW IF THIS WAS JENNIFER? AT ANY SAID YES, THIS IS BAD. AND I SAID IS IT A VERY BAD? AND HE SAID YES AND THEN I SAID IS SHE DEAD? THEN HE SAID YES. AND THAT IS WHAT HAPPENED. AND WHAT A CONVERSATION,>>AND THAT CHANGED MY LIFE, AND THAT WILL REDIRECT YOU. AND YOU KNOW ANOTHER CAVEAT, SHE HAD A SON, SHE WAS A SINGLE MOTHER, THEN YOU RAISED HIM FOR A FEW YEARS. AND THAT WOULD BE THE PATTERN, TOO. AND WE KNOW HERE, YES, THERE WOULD BE MORE THAN 1 MILLION CHILDREN BEING RAISED BY GRANDPARENTS.>>GUEST: YES, THEY ARE.>>ARTHELENE: THESE ARE THE CIRCUMSTANCES. AND YES, I WOULD TAKE MY GRANDCHILDREN, AND MY EIGHTH GRADE GRANDCHILDREN, THAT WOULD BE BUT THE MOTHER SHOULD DO.>>GUEST: YES, WE DO. AND I LOBBY FOR GRANDPARENTS RIGHTS, IN FLORIDA, AND THIS IS BECAUSE I HAVE NOT SEEN MY GRANDSON FOR EIGHT YEARS SINCE WE HAVE SEEN HIM, YOU KNOW, AND I CAN NOT HAVE ANY CONTACT WITH HIM.>>ARTHELENE: I THINK THERE WOULD BE SOME STATES WHERE YOU CAN HAVE SOME RIGHTS.>>GUEST: AND YES, AND I FILED FOR RIGHTS AND I LOST.>>ARTHELENE: AND WHILE GIRL, AND I THINK THAT YOU SHOULD RUN FOR GOVERNOR.>>GUEST: I WOULD LOVE TO DO THAT.>>ARTHELENE: AND BEFORE ALL OF THIS HAPPENED, AND I MEAN, YOU’RE GOING THIS WAY, AND THEN THE LORD BROUGHT YOU THIS WAY. BUT WHAT WERE YOU DOING? AND WHAT WERE YOUR PLANS BEFORE ALL OF THIS? BEFORE YOU THOUGHT OF THE JENNIFER ACT?>>GUEST: I WAS JUST A MOTHER AND A GRANDMOTHER AND THAT WOULD BE ALL.>>ARTHELENE: YOU KNOW, AND TO ME THAT WOULD BE HUGE OUT OF THE MOTHERS AND GRANDMOTHERS, YOU KNOW, THEY SAY THE HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE RULES THE WORLD. ALL RIGHT, AND SO I AM ASSUMING YOU WOULD BE SURPRISED OUT OF THE DIRECTION THAT GOD HAS TAKEN YOU.>>GUEST: I HAVE ONE THAT I WANT TO DO, TO FIX THE ONE LAWN TO HELP OTHER FAMILIES SO THAT THEY DON’T GO THROUGH THIS AND LOSE A CHILD.>>ARTHELENE: YOU KNOW, AND YOU KNOW, AND YOU LIVE IN INDIANA PART-TIME, AND THIS IS WHEN THE VICE PRESIDENT, HE WAS THE GOVERNOR OF THAT STATE. AND WHAT WAS YEARS REACTION? AND HOW DID HE REACT? AND COULD YOU TALK TO THEM?>>GUEST: AND YES, AT MY PANTS WAS THE GOVERNOR AT THAT TIME, I WAS WORKING WITH HIM IN 2015-16, I WORKED WITH THE TASK FORCE. AND I WAS HANDS-ON WITH MY PARENTS. HE IS A CHRISTIAN A MAN CAN I AM SO THANKFUL THAT HE WOULD BE THE VICE PRESIDENT, BUT YOU KNOW, TO BE DID NOT KNOW THAT HE WOULD BE THE VICE PRESIDENT. AND HE IS ADDRESSING THE ADDICTION CRISIS, AND THE OPIATE CRISIS. YOU KNOW, AND HE WAS SO HAPPY TO SIGN THE BILL INTO LAW IN INDIANA, AND HE CAME TO MY HOME AND HE MET WITH THE FAMILY MEMBERS, AND WE SAT AROUND THE KITCHEN TABLE IN 2016. AND WE WERE SPEAKING, TO BE SPOKE TO HIM ABOUT WHAT IT IS LIKE TO LOSE YOUR CHILD TO AN OVERDOSE, AND WHAT IT IS LIKE TO HAVE SOME INTERVENTION, FOR SOMEONE WHO IS UNDER ADDICTION. AS MOST OF THE TIME THEY ARE OVER 18 THAT MAKES IT SO MUCH HARDER. HE IS A VERY CARING PERSON, CHRISTIAN, AND HE DOES WANT TO WORK ON THE PROBLEMS, AND I AM THANKFUL, FOR HIM FOR HIS SERVICES.>>ARTHELENE: AND I GUESS YOU WOULD HAVE THE FRIENDS IN HIGH PLACES, I WOULD SAY. WE ARE ALMOST OUT OF TIME BUT IN FLORIDA, ARE AND AMAZINGLY, FOR NEW ENGLAND, YOU KNOW THERE WOULD BE A NEW DRUG, BABBLE TO BE SO MUCH MORE POWERFUL THAN ANYTHING THAT WE ARE USED TO AT WE HAVE SEEN THE PICTURES, AND THE PEOPLE TO COME AGAIN NO, THEY LOOK LIKE THEY ARE DEAD. YOU KNOW, THEY ARE ALL OUT. HOWEVER THE TRAGEDY, LAST WEEK, WHERE TWO CHILDREN, IN NO, THAT PARENTS WERE DEAD IN THE BED.>>GUEST: THIS CONTINUES TO HAPPEN IN AMERICA. WE NEED THESE INTERVENTION LAWS AT WE NEED TO GET SERVICES FOR THE PARENTS, THE PARENTS ARE DYING OUT OF THE CHILDREN ARE LEFT IN THE CAR OR IN THE HOUSE, OR THEY OVERDOSE IN THE MCDONALD’S. WE NEED THE INTERVENTION SO WE COULD GET THE SERVICES THAT WE COULD KEEP THE FAMILIES TOGETHER. WE COULD KEEP THE FAMILIES INTACT, WE NEED TO KEEP THEM INTACT TO BE WITH THE PARENTS.>>ARTHELENE: AND YOU KNOW THIS HAS SO MANY ARMS AND LEGS. YOU KNOW, BUT WE ARE OUT OF TIME BUT A BOY, I’M SO GLAD THAT YOU HAVE CONTACTED ME AND THIS IS SO GOOD TO SEE YOU AGAIN AT A GOD BLESS YOU AND I AM PROUD OF YOU. STAY WITH ME BECAUSE I WANT TO SAY SOME MORE THINGS BEFORE WE SAY GOODBYE.>>MUSIC>>MUSIC>>ARTHELENE WOULD LIKE YOU TO KEEP THIS INFORMATION HANDY, CONTACT THE MINISTRY, BY WRITING TO OUR PO BOX THAT YOU SEE ON THE SCREEN. YOU CAN ALSO GO TO THE WEBSITE THAT YOU SEE ON YOUR SCREEN, WE ENJOY HEARING FROM YOU AT WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT.>>MUSIC>>MUSIC>>>>ARTHELENE: OKAY, AND LET ME TELL YOU AGAIN, TO BE HAVE OFFER THIS SO MANY TIMES, AND YOU REQUESTED, AND THIS IS ONE OF THE FINEST OFFERS THAT WE HAVE MADE, PRAYING CIRCLES AROUND YOUR CHILDREN AND THIS IS FOR ANY GIFT, AND WE APPRECIATE EVERY PENNY THAT WOULD COME IN AT A MAYBE YOU WOULD LIKE TO USE YOUR CREDIT CARD, THE TELEPHONE NUMBER IS ON YOUR SCREEN. AND ALSO, THE ADDRESS WOULD BE ON YOUR SCREEN. WE DO APPRECIATE YOU. YOU KNOW, THERE IS NOTHING AT ALL LIKE A PRAYING PARENT. I WAS TOLD, THAT MY FATHER, HIS MOTHER, SHE WOULD APPRAISE YOU WHEN THE KIDS WERE PREACHERS IN THE PULPIT, WHEN SHE KNEW THAT IT WAS TIME FOR THEM TO PREACH, AND SHE WOULD PRAY FOR THEM, YOU KNOW, JUST A LITTLE TO FIND LADY FROM NORTHERN MISSOURI AT A MY FATHER BUT SAY AFTER SHE DIED, AND HE WAS PREACHING, AND HE FELT LIKE SOMETHING WAS MISSING, AND WHAT A POWERFUL PRAYER. WOW. AND YOU KNOW, THAT ABOUT COST YOU ANYTHING, NOTHING TO PRAY FOR YOUR CHILDREN. AND TO HOLD THEM OUT BEFORE THE THRONE OF GOD, YOU KNOW, THAT GOD CAN DIRECT THEM, AND THAT GOD CAN WATCH OVER THEM AND THAT GOD CAN CORRECT THEM WHEN THEY NEED IT AND HE IS A GOOD FATHER. I’M OUT OF TIME, TO PLEASE REMEMBER, THERE IS NO HIGHER CALLING THAN THAT OF A HOME KEEPER, AND DON’T FORGET IT.>>IF YOU SHOULD MISS A PROGRAM YOU COULD CATCH UP AND YOU COULD GO TO THE WEBSITE THAT YOU SEE ON YOUR SCREEN, YOU COULD GO TO THE PROGRAMMING SECTION OF INTO HOMEKEEPERS AND WATCH ONLINE AND ON-DEMAND. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪

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