The foundation started because of the “Rick Smith Story”. A simple story of being on top and waking up at the bottom. Rick lost everything because his addictions became more important to him than his work, his family, his marriage, and himself. This story is no longer about Rick Smith. This story is now about the high school senior who wants to fit in, the overachieving businessman who hides his drinking, the single mom who smokes heroin to cope, the Christian who struggles with depression and fights the urge to take their own life, all the while everyone around them has no idea. Most importantly our story is about someone you know, someone you love, or yourself.