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Mary Brown and her three children, in Appleton Wis. Mary has battled alcohol and drug addiction since her high school days. She has given up custody of her children twice during her battle for sobriety. Wm. Glasheen/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin Wm. Glasheen/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin

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Mary Brown and her daughter Madison Taylor wash dishes at their home on Monday, June 26, 2017, in Appleton Wis. Mary has battled alcohol and drug addiction since her high school days. She has given up custody of her children during two of three stints in rehab. Today, clean and sober, she is staying focused on raising her children and on the quiet joy of being a mother.