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WATCH: CNN Covers Inspirational Story of One Melania Trump SOTU Guest

A few months ago, police officer Ryan Holets came across a pregnant woman addicted to opioids. What happened next changed their lives.

By NTK Staff | 01.30.2018 @10:47am

One of First Lady Melania Trump’s State of the Union guests has quite the inspirational story, and CNN, who covered the beginning of the story months ago, followed the family to Washington ahead of the president’s speech.

Officer Ryan Holets, a New Mexico law enforcement officer, came across a homeless pregnant woman addicted to opioids while on patrol a few months ago. The officer went above and beyond the call of duty, adopting the woman’s daughter, Hope, and helping her seek opioid addiction treatment.

CNN interviewed the birth mother, still working to clear herself of addiction. “I don’t know where [Holets] came from, but I’m really happy he’s here,” she said. “I couldn’t have prayed for this to happen the way it did because he basically adopted us, too.”

Holets told CNN that there is a message people can take away from their ordeal: “Everybody is redeemable. Tom and Crystal had value. Hope had value. And by following that, look where it has led – it’s led to wonderful things happening.”

The opioid crisis is ravaging communities across America, but with good men like this police officer, the United States is showing signs it can weather the storm.

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