WooHoo Girl!

So I did my treatment at Resonance Centre for Women in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Every time I was there, I would see these statues around they called “WooHoo Girls”. They were just a piece of stamped steel that were produced cheaply, but the value wasn’t in what they cost. The value was in what they symbolized.

For the 17 months I spent at Resonance Center for Women, I would always joke with my counsellor who became my best friend. I joked that “if I steal one of these, does it mean that I’m done and can leave?” to which she just replied “Challen, you know what you have to do!”. So I did it. I completed that program with flying colors.

On January 24th, 2017, I received my own personal WooHoo Girl, celebrating a year and a half of sobriety, and MANY hurdles overcome. I’m not the type who sheds tears, but on this night, in this photo, I was fighting back tears big time.


So I get home the other day and find that my mother has setup a “shrine” of sorts. She has backlit the WooHoo girl on a shelf on the wall. So she constantly has an inner light shining even in the darkest of nights.

Thank you Teresa and Resonance Center for Women! You saved my life!


One thought on “WooHoo Girl!

  1. Kathy says:

    Almost two years now. Proud of you! You have worked so hard to be the person that I always knew you really were. Love you!


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