Mother’s mission to end addiction stigma continues Saturday in Griswold

Griswold — Kathleen Dufficy has thought about her son Matthew Barrett every day since he died on Nov. 23, 2015, of injuries he suffered in a drug-related car crash. Though Barrett, 32, lost his life as a result of an addiction he’d struggled with for 12 years, Dufficy is passionate in her belief that there is hope for others. She formed a group called Matt’s Mission, which is seeking […]

One Mother Turns Grief Into Action

I have never felt such intense love until the births of my children, Kelly and Matthew.    A unique bond was instantly formed and from that day forward, everything in my life had changed.  I loved being a mother, and I especially loved being THEIR mom.   No two children are alike, each having their uniquely wonderful […]