GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Kelly Galbraith thought marriage “just wasn’t in the cards” for her. She was wrong.
On Tuesday afternoon at the WOOD TV8 studios in Grand Rapids, Galbraith’s boyfriend popped the question.
Brandon Gerth had enlisted the station’s help to surprise Galbraith, a student at GRCC and peer support specialist at a rehab facility.
Target 8 told you Galbraith’s incredible recovery story before. The Philadelphia native spent more than a decade in active addiction, using everything from heroin to methamphetamine, Xanax and Adderall. She tried rehab 19 times before she landed in a program in northern Michigan, Best Drug Rehabilitation, Inc. of Manistee.
Along with intensive group and individual therapy, Galbraith used Suboxone to help achieve and maintain her recovery. Suboxone, like methadone, is a form of medication assisted treatment, which helps restore balance to brain chemistry, allowing people to focus on rebuilding their lives.
Dec. 12, 2015 is Galbraith’s “clean” date. Now, a little more than two years later, she thought she was coming to the WOOD TV8 station to help with a recovery-related public service campaign. But when the teleprompter stopped rolling, Gerth came out from behind a curtain.
Gerth and Galbraith, both 32 years old and living in Grand Rapids, met in a recovery group.
Galbraith took no time to say, “Yes!” to the surprise proposal.
==Watch the proposal above.==
“I can’t believe this is happening,” she told 24 Hour News 8 afterward. “I never thought I would get married.”
The pair is working on setting a wedding date