Wicomico Goes Purple: Mom fights substance abuse

When he was just 29 years old, Chad Book lost his battle with addiction.  Now, his mother, Karen Dolch, tells his story whenever she can with hopes she’ll prevent another parent from enduring the same tragic loss. “I’m the mom of a child who died of this disease and I will do anything to get […]

Bryan Lloyd inspires through his opioids battle

Recovery doesn’t just happen overnight; it’s a journey. Bryan Lloyd knows this all too well. An affluent real estate developer when he started using heroin, Lloyd hit rock bottom before he turned his life around.  Now eight years clean, he is a pastor at Sonrise Church, where he shares his inspiring story with others who […]

Wicomico Goes Purple: Crystal Toomer guides addicts to recovery

Crystal Toomer spent much of her life at the corner of Church and Naylor, picking her poison and growing up years before her time. At age 13, she was smoking marijuana and drinking alcohol. By 15, she was snorting cocaine. When she turned 21, she lost both parents in the span of six months and […]