Kindness Rocks — The Rock Project
The winter that the O’Briens lost their son, Kevin, to an overdose on 12.02.16 — while walking along the beach at Cape Cod — the family (Nancy, Ed and Corey) came across a sight that surely was a sign: A rock that read “Save Me” alongside another rock that seemed to answer “I’m sorry I couldn’t save you.”
Stirred by this, Kevin’s mother began leaving rocks in his memory wherever the family traveled. Each rock was photographed and posted onto social media — as if Kevin journeyed with them wherever they went — always present, never to be forgotten.
Soon, these rocks became a means of turning pain into purpose. A group of bereaved parents and friends in recovery would gather to paint and decorate rocks with messages to distribute throughout the community. They called themselves “The Rockettes” and together they find healing through creativity. These rocks are now a part of Kevin’s legacy as well as for all those who have lost their lives to addiction.
Today, you can help be part of the solution to the opioid epidemic to help raise awareness about substance misuse, substance use disorder, and the disease of addiction. These rocks are a part of
ALUMNI IN RECOVERY’S
hands-on approach to help our community recover and heal as it is in giving we can put the broken pieces or our lives back together.
TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
Great activity and project for youth groups and school activities! These beautiful rocks are made with love by kids that care. They are displayed and given to others at local events! Get involved!