Dear Pine River Supporter,
My name is Nadia and I’m writing to thank you for your past support of Pine River Institute.
I was lucky to gain admission to Pine River. At the time, I didn’t feel lucky. I was angry, scared, and lost. I didn’t want to be alive anymore.
I put my parents through a lot. Their “good kid”, the Honour Roll student that made friends easily, was suddenly distant and defiant at home, expelled from school, and only interested in getting drunk and high.
They tried their best to help: confronting me about my destructive behaviour, begging me to stop self-harming, and taking me to see doctor after doctor.
I knew I was hurting my family, and myself. I just didn’t know how to stop.
Finding Pine River Institute would be the first step in my long road to recovery. It’s a journey that hasn’t been easy, but I’m proud of how far I’ve come and excited for what’s ahead.
My family could not afford the treatment that I needed—and got—had it not been for the generous support of donors like you.
Thank you for helping make sure that Pine River was there for me, and so many other good kids that have lost their way. I sincerely hope that you will consider renewing your support with a special gift this holiday season.
Your donation will help double the number of youth that Pine River can help each year and permit staff to adapt programming to meet the changing needs of teens,
so we can heal and get our lives back on track.
Leaving Pine River wasn’t easy. I was sad to leave my team of girls and the caring staff that have helped me so much. But, happy to make room so that another good kid can get their second chance.
Thank you for believing in the amazing people and place that saved my life—and for believing in me! Please keep believing in and supporting Pine River, because there are so many more families that need help.
Happy holidays and best wishes for 2018!