Recovery Revolution was founded in memory of Cody Allen Jenkins who passed away from complications of the disease of drug addiction.
Cody Allen Jenkins, age 22, of Mansfield, PA, died unexpectedly Saturday, September 14, 2013. Cody was born May 27, 1991 in Elmira, NY, a son of Gary and Pamela (Dyer) Jenkins. He was a 2010 graduate of Mansfield High School where he was a member of the soccer team, ski club, chorus, and Future Business Leaders of America. Cody enjoyed four wheeling, snowboarding, playing soccer, photography, and Sporting Clays. Cody was a member of the Lambs Creek Sporting Clays Team and a member of the former New Hope Baptist Church of Mansfield.
Cody is survived by his parents, Gary and Pamela Jenkins of Mansfield, PA; 3 brothers and sisters-in-law, Steve and Janet Smith of Bloomville, NY, Billy and Heather Smith of Bloomville, NY, Corey and Jenna Jenkins of Mansfield, PA; maternal grandfather, Robert J. Dyer, Sr. of Mansfield, PA; paternal grandfather, Stuart C. Jenkins of Mansfield, PA; grandfather, Robert C. Wittko, Sr.; 2 nieces; 2 nephews; several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his paternal grandmother, Lorraine (Rought) Jenkins and his maternal grandmother, Janet E. (Mead) Wittko.
As you can see from Cody's obituary, Cody was a normal kid, active in many sports inside and outside of high school. Cody was loved by many. Cody had a huge immediate and extended family, and many friends. Cody appeared to be just a normal all American kid.
As parents we didn't have the knowledge or the resources to help Cody. We truly didn't know how to help our son. We sent him to rehab and when he returned we expected him to be "fixed". We didn't understand the disease of addiction. A few weeks after Cody's death I said to Cody's dad, "we need to do something... we need to start a support group to educate parents and provide recourses so they can help their children". So that is what we did and that is what we do at Recovery Revolution.
At Recovery Revolution magical things happen. We see those suffering from the disease of addiction heal, we see relationships mended, we see mom's reunited with their children, we see lives restored. Although loosing Cody has been and continues to be the most painful event in mine, my husband's, and my children's lives, we praise God for blessing us with such a wonderful, rewarding ministry. God sends his strongest warriors to battle and in that sense I/we are honored. I was honored to be Cody's mom and will continue to be proud of my son for all he stood for in his life and for all that has been accomplished in his death.
Please as parents reach out. You have nothing to loose but everything to gain. Please don't be embarrassed or ashamed. Drug addiction is a national desease and afflicts so many, you are not alone......
Thank you to all who contribute tirelessly, to Recovery Revolution, with their love, support, and resources and to God for your grace and endless blessings.
With loving concern,
To Cody, I will miss you forever and I will love you, my son, forever and a day.