Bethany recently had heart valve replacement surgery, and spent 10 days in a medically induced coma to recover from concurrent infections which her family says were the result of an ongoing addiction to heroin.

“I issued the tough love,” says her dad, Clyde. “I told Bethany, if she were to die in this situation – we would cry and we would hurt – but our lives would go on. She didn’t give me a response.”

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