Mary grew up in a broken family and learned to cope with alcohol from her mother. She began drinking in middle school, hiding booze in her locker and often drunk by lunchtime. She graduated to meth later on.
When she did finally get herself off of drugs, with the help of her husband--who quit at the same time--an OB/GYN had told her the drugs had done a number on her body, that she could no longer have children.
Two years later, Kori was born.
Clean and sober, but with nothing to build on, (family, financial assets), the three are trying to make a like and preserve a family--one that Mary never had.
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