One of my earlier blog posts was about a subject that really touched my heart, and I know from the lovely messages I’ve received about it in the years since, that it also touched a lot of other people too. I am talking about the downward spiral – Which is the name of a series of images used in a anti drug campaign of a young girl’s mug shots over the course of a few years showing her decent into the pit of drug addiction.
It’s sobering viewing and it really did make me think when I was younger…to the point that I am writing about it now!
I always promised that I’d update if I found out more and I am happy to say that according to writer Jamie Saari Crawford on her website, she is in fact alive and well. Jamie states on her site:
She is a little perplexed about why anyone would care about her story and I explained that there are hundreds of people around the world who have reached out to me for updates over the years. She sees a lot of pain in these photographs.
She has an incredible story to tell and I plan to travel to her in the near future to meet, learn more about her story and hopefully create something in writing or on video that changes the way people look at people suffering from addiction. She has so much wisdom to share with the world.
Speaking to her today felt like I was speaking to a long, lost friend. I look forward to announcing when and how she would like her story told. Everything is going to be done with dignity and respect for her and her family.
To get the full story visit Jamie’s blog. I really hope this is for real and that there is a happy ending to this tale, it really would be a pleasant surprise. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this update as well!