Ruth Ann Rigby on trauma, saving-grace, and offering hope to those suffering.

The worst day of Ruth Ann Rigby’s life turned out to be the best day. After being brutally attacked while pumping gas, Ruth Ann suffered post-traumatic stress disorder. PTSD set the stage for her to become an alcoholic and drug addict with no prior problems with substance abuse. Her husband of less than a year made tough choices that saved her life, their marriage, and countless other lives to date.

Ruth Ann sat down with Rebecca Turner of Good Things and talked openly about her trauma, saving-grace, and offers hope to those suffering.

Today, Ruth Ann is very active in the community both locally and beyond. She is a member of Broadmoor Baptist Church, serves on the advisory board for the Center for Hope and Healing at Broadmoor, and is the past president of the Board of Directors at NCADD, which is the National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependency, Central Mississippi Chapter.

She and her husband, Jody helped start First Responders of Mississippi (FROM), a 501(c)(3) organization created to make a positive difference in the lives of First Responder organizations, the heroes themselves, and their families, no matter the challenge.