Marisha Morgan and her mother Christine Morgan remember the traumatic night that Marisha's father passed away. They reflect on how the strength Marisha showed that night was the same strength that helped her years later to overcome addiction.
Christine said, "I figured any little girl that could go through the snow to take care of something when she's six and a half has enough backbone to get over anything. And I never stopped being proud of you."
Their conversation was one of dozens recorded during August while the StoryCorps mobile booth was at the Echo Center in Burlington. StoryCorps is a national initiative to record and collect stories of everyday people. Excerpts were selected and produced by VPR.