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Facing death, local mom heals after heroin

“I laid down on the grass in a park, in Asbury Park … I wasn’t sure if I was ever going to get back up again.”

She did — but everything was almost lost.

Stephanie Fowler, 30, had the picture-perfect childhood.

As an infant, she was adopted and raised in a very comfortable Eatontown home.
Her mother, Pat, a Holmdel teacher, and father, Rich, a Tinton Falls computer programmer, loved their only child more than anything.

“I had the best childhood,” she says. “Trips to Disney, cheerleading, horseback riding — anything I wanted to do, I had the option.”

She and I spent a lot of time together as children. We grew up in the same neighborhood, went to school together and carpooled to Pop Warner cheerleading for years. Stephanie always had a smile on her face.

Then, her world went dark.

Read more at APP.com: https://www.app.com/longform/life/family/relationships/2015/08/06/facing-death-local-mom-heals-heroin/31223863/

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