b'CELEBRATE GIVING | FALL 2019YOURE HELPING JEANETTE OVERCOME ADDICTION WITH HER PEER COACHESJeanette (left) gets help, understanding and guidancefrom her Peer Recovery Support coach, Christy (right). Your gift makes it possible for people like Jeanette to recover from addiction. Jeanette Terlizzi wasnt sure that she was ready to facefrom her peer coaches set her on the path to aher addiction in a treatment program. But then, she saw successful recovery.a couple of familiar facespeople she knew who hadIt made me feel more comfortable to open up to people battled the same issues with addiction that she had. who could relate to what I was going through, she says. The pair were Cole Kurtz and Christy ODonnell, JeanettesThey understood me. peer coaches, assigned to aid in her recovery and her It was nice to have familiar people to help me transition from a detox program to treatment services. Peer coaches are part of the Mercy Health Peer Recoveryalong the way and to give me the support toSupport Program funded with donations just like yours. make the transition easier. I didnt feel so alone.I was hesitant at first because I just wasnt ready, butEven though Jeanette is now living away from they made the transition from detox to in-patient easy,Youngstown in a sober-living facility, she still values the Jeanette recalls. Cole and Christy showed interest in meongoing relationship she has formed with her peer and my recovery. navigators. Now with more than three months of sober living, I still talk to Cole on a regular basis. He checks on meJeanette knows that the support she received initiallyto see how I am doing.Have you recently experienced a life milestone,like the birth of a child or grandchild?Lost a loved one? Gotten married?When you experience a major life event, it may be time to update yourwill. Did you know you can include simple bequest language to add agift for Mercy Health? Were happy to talk with you about yourlegacy to ensure quality health care right here in your community.Simply call (330) 729-1189 or email JTMercer@mercy.com.CONTACT US! Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning ValleyPaul Homick, President 250 DeBartolo Place, Suite 2560, Youngstown, OH 44512(330) 729-1180 | foundation.mercy.com/youngstown'