Chalkley Matlack is a man of compassion, empathy, fairness, and honesty. He is a man who believes family is first, and that it is a parent’s job to love their child.
A father of four children, Chalkley lives his beliefs in his role as a parent and in standing steadfastly by his children through their life challenges. He never gave up on his son Jason throughout his years of difficulties with mental illness and addiction. Chalkley held hope for Jason through the darkest times in his journeyand always believed that Jason’s path would lead him to safety, happiness, and a return to the family.
Chalkley has been able to reflect on his own life and that of his family of origin, and through this and his experience with Jason and another child with addiction challenges, understands from a deeply personal level the pain of illness and the joy of recovery. He feels better about his life today, knowing that the support and help he’s given to his children has been worth the effort.
Chalkley is the evidence of how belief inspires and how hope transforms.