There have been several news articles printed about how addicted mothers give birth to addicted babies. This podcast interview is from the viewpoint of the addicted baby. Kim Mathis was born addicted and lacked all of the things we count on our mothers for because her mom was an addict. However, it made her even more determined to not only survive, but excel at everything she did. Now she has written her story in her book – Dope Girl: A Story of Addiction (available on Amazon).
Her husband Kevin was a defensive back with the Dallas Cowboys and they have started the Kevin Mathis Foundation where she and Kevin raise funds for scholarships awarded to a deserving female high school student in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex who continues to excel in the face of adversity. A girl who shines in the classroom, on the sports field or in her community, despite strenuous life challenges, living conditions or financial strain. .
Kim is now a successful entrepreneur.