Karin B. describes her philanthropic giving as "planting seeds of hope"—a pursuit that nurtures her spirit and strengthens her recovery. In addition to providing for the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation in her will as a Legacy of Hope Society member, Karin made two recent "living" gifts to celebrate her new life in recovery and honor her lifelong career as a nurse, educator and now a certified addiction counselor. Last year, Karin contributed to the Foundation's acclaimed Children's Program. The three- and four-day "camps" help children ages 7-12 learn to safely navigate the challenges of growing up in a home impacted by addiction. Thanks to the generosity of donors like Karin, no child is ever turned away from the program due to inability to pay. This year, Karin helped make it possible for nine advanced nurse practitioner students and one faculty member from Duke University and the University of Colorado to attend an intensive, weeklong institute on addiction medicine at the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, California. By shadowing clinicians, treatment patients and family program participants, the nursing students had the opportunity to learn—with both heart and mind—about the disease of addiction and the effectiveness of treatment. "I hope my contributions will inspire others to give of themselves, whether through planned gifts, 'living' gifts, education or service," Karin remarks. "We are all a part of one another's journeys, planting seeds of hope and courage and connection along our way. That's the beauty and joy of living in recovery."