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Woman, 20, speaks out two decades after her parents sold her for drugs as video detailing her heartbreaking rescue goes viral

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Kat Lively, 20, shared a video detailing her heartbreaking life story on TikTok and it has racked up more than 4 million views.

A woman who was sold as a newborn to use drugs has shared her heartbreaking life story in a heartbreaking viral video that has reached more than 4 million views.

Kat Lively, 20, a podcast host currently living in Los Angeles, was sold by her parents for drug use to a “random couple” in Colorado when she was just three months old in October 1993.

“I’ve experienced and navigated a lot at my young age, but I’ve risen from the ashes,” Lively said. news week.

Her biological parents then notified Lively’s grandparents about her and claimed that she was “gone” and that they did not know where she had gone. That prompted the grandparents to launch a massive search and rescue the newborn.

‘I was born in 1993, the son of two people who should never have conceived a child. “They couldn’t even take care of a mouse,” he said in the video.

Kat Lively, 20, shared a video detailing her heartbreaking life story on TikTok and it has racked up more than 4 million views.

Kat Lively, 20, shared a video detailing her heartbreaking life story on TikTok and it has racked up more than 4 million views.

Lively was sold as a newborn to a “random couple” by her parents in exchange for drugs. Her grandparents, Ron and Kathy Walters (pictured), soon adopted and raised her.

Lively was found by her grandfather, Ron Walters, in December after he drove from California to Denver, “camped in his truck” and informed authorities about his granddaughter.

The newborn was found in the house of the couple who sold drugs for her. She was then placed in the care of her grandparents and moved to California. She said that she refers to her grandparents as her Mom and Dad.

“My grandparents are the only parents who deserve the title of mom and dad,” she said.

After he found her and brought her home for Christmas Eve, her grandparents legally adopted her in 1999.

Between the ages of 11 and 12, Lively suffered two unimaginable losses: her grandmother died and her adoptive brother, who was technically her uncle, died suddenly.

In another video posted to her TikTok, Lively said that her adopted brother died at the age of 22 when she was just 11.

“While this was happening, my grandmother was in the hospital receiving a double lung transplant at UCLA in Los Angeles,” he said.

“So, she had two new lungs and two days after the surgery, while she was recovering, she got the phone call telling her that her baby, her son, had passed away.”

A year later, Kathy began experiencing lung transplant rejection and became seriously ill. She died when Lively was 12 years old.

Lively said that after their deaths, she “rebelled” and was “angry all the time” as a teenager.

He moved out at age 16, traveling around the country and staying with other family members.

Lively has produced her own podcast 'Calling Old Hollywood', where she interviews 'legends' from the history of film, television and music in a 'sentimental deep dive'.

Lively has produced her own podcast 'Calling Old Hollywood', where she interviews 'legends' from the history of film, television and music in a 'sentimental deep dive'.

Lively has produced her own podcast ‘Calling Old Hollywood’, where she interviews ‘legends’ from the history of film, television and music in a ‘sentimental deep dive’.

Lively is seen with her grandfather, whom she called her father. When she found out she had a granddaughter, he drove from California to Colorado to save her.

Lively is seen with her grandfather, whom she called her father. When she found out she had a granddaughter, he drove from California to Colorado to save her.

Lively is seen with her grandfather, whom she called her father. When she found out she had a granddaughter, he drove from California to Colorado to save her.

‘People always ask me: “How did you not get into drugs or crime, or how did you not take the opposite path?” And it’s a very simple answer: I was sold for drugs when I was three months old.

‘There’s something he’s done mentally that’s kept me away. “I have promised myself not to follow dark paths,” she added.

Her grandfather recently died in September and she has used her experience with loss and grief to create an online presence of herself to share with others.

In an Instagram post dedicated to him, Lively said: “On Saturday the 23rd, my best friend, my dad, took his last breath as I sat next to his bed while holding his hand and singing one of his and my favorite songs, “God only knows. ‘by the Beach Boys.’

“He instilled self-respect, morality, integrity, stubborn ambition and the conviction to never settle,” he added.

“The love of my grandfather, my adoptive father, saved my life after my surreal arrival into the world,” Lively told Newsweek.

As she reels since his passing, Lively has tried to shift her focus and use her story to help others.

“My mission now in sharing my story on social media and building an online community is to help and inspire other people.”

In her adult life, Lively met her biological parents, but admitted she realized she “wasn’t missing much” after the couple visited her several times.

He said at that time he was told his mother could stay at a high-end rehab center in Malibu for free as a favor from a friend.

And she refused. She refused. So if that doesn’t tell you what I’m not missing, that’s what I have to say about it.’

In her adult life, Lively met her biological parents, but admitted that she realized she “wasn’t missing much” after the couple visited her several times and refused their help with her addiction.

Lively is seen in a selfie with actor Eric Roberts, whom she interviewed for her podcast

Lively is seen in a selfie with actor Eric Roberts, whom she interviewed for her podcast

Lively is seen in a selfie with actor Eric Roberts, whom she interviewed for her podcast

Lively is pictured with some of the actors from the hit '70s sitcom M*A*S*H.

Lively is pictured with some of the actors from the hit '70s sitcom M*A*S*H.

Lively is pictured with some of the actors from the hit ’70s sitcom M*A*S*H.

It is not clear what type of substances his biological parents are addicted to.

According to her social media accounts, Lively is the host of her podcast called ‘Calling Old Hollywood,’ where she interviews ‘legends’ from the history of film, television and music in a ‘sentimental deep dive.’

In her few videos posted on TikTok, she shared her story, gave advice to others, and detailed her career. He also has a YouTube account where he posts podcast episodes of his.

AL.com He described Lively as a “sucker for an origin story”, who is more interested in the rich history of cinema.

She has been photographed with well-known actors such as Eric Roberts and Loretta Swit, Jimmie Walker and Bob Eubanks from the hit 1970s sitcom M*A*S*H.

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