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January 18, 2023

Meet Valerie Silveira - Voyage Phoenix Magazine

We all have hopes and dreams for our lives – for an amazing future. But, often, life has other plans for us. All hell broke loose for me when my daughter, Jamie, was fifteen. She was the most gifted person I have ever known. She was popular, funny, intelligent, athletic, artistic, quick-witted, and more. But when she was fifteen, Jamie suddenly quit select softball, youth group, her friends, and eventually school. Her life was spiraling out of control, and for three years, I tried to stop the freight train headed toward a brick wall.

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June 24, 2019

Still Standing Live Palm Springs 2019

We held our 2019 Still Standing Live event at the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences in Rancho Mirage, CA on June 22nd. What a day!!!
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June 7, 2019

Valerie's Interview for "Still Standing Live Palm Springs" Event

Valerie is interviewed on Eye on the Desert about the upcoming Still Standing Live event in Rancho Mirage, CA.
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March 13, 2019

Mother of Murdered Indio Woman Speaks Out

Losing a child is the worst kind of loss one can suffer. It is not the natural or “normal” order of things. Sadly, it is a reality for too many parents. My daughter, Jamie, lived for 30 years, 7 months, and 4 days, and half of her short life was filled with addiction, chaos, danger, and drugs.
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April 9, 2018

Still Standing Live Philadelphia 2018

We were off to Philadelphia for our second Still Standing Live Event at the beautiful and historic historic The Notary Hotel in downtown Philadelphia on April 7th. It was the perfect setting for laughter, tears, inspiration, and hope.
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September 11, 2017

Still Standing Live Seattle 2017

Our very first Still Standing Live Event was held at the Lynnwood Convention Center on September 9, 2017 and it was an incredible day of learning, tears, laughter, and connection.
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August 24, 2017

Valerie's Live Interview About the First "Still Standing Live" Event

One year after the murder of her daughter, and two years after their first meeting, Valerie is interviewed by Margaret Larson, former host of New Day Northwest. They discuss the devastating loss of Jamie, and how Valerie is turning pain into purpose - helping other women to become empowered to stand.
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March 21, 2017

Dealing With Addiction Truly is a Family Affair

There is an epidemic of addiction, especially among teens and young adults, and a high percentage of those sufferers are in the Coachella Valley.

No, these people are not just in the more rundown neighborhoods, but also are a present in our wealthier areas. These are not just people from families affected by divorce, crime, and mental illness. They also can be found in loving, stable families that attend church every Sunday and have positions of respect. I spoke with one such mother today.
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October 29, 2015

Valerie's Radio Interview on The Brighter Side of Addiction

Listen to Valerie's Radio Interview on a Brighter Side of Recovery Episode on The Kim Pagano Show.
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October 1, 2015

Valerie is Interviewed Live About Her First Book, "Still Standing After All the Tears."

Shortly after the publishing of "Still Standing After All the Tears", Valerie is interviewed by Margaret Larson, former host of New Day Northwest. They discuss the hard road for moms and families of addicts and how Valerie is making a difference.
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May 23, 2015

Valerie's Radio Interview on Colliding Worlds

Listen to Valerie's Radio Interview on Colliding Worlds' with Angela Valente Romeo. They discussed the challenges for families of those living with addiction.
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May 22, 2015

Jack Canfield Tweets About Valerie's Book, Still Standing After All the Tears!

Bestselling Author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul Series, Jack Canfield, tweets about Valerie's Book, "Still Standing After All the Tears!"

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