“One of the struggles I think many people have is they try to be the same person they were before and that’s not going to happen. Once you reach that point where you think, ‘that Jean is not going to come back, so who is the new Jean?’ Once you get there, then you get more content with your recovery … and you become more comfortable with who you are.”

 UPDATE MARCH 12, 2018 → We were very saddened to learn of Jean’s sudden passing in February 2018. Jean was a true ABI Thriver who constantly gave back to the community in countless ways. BIST would like to extend our deepest condolences to Jean’s family and loved ones.