Vaulted: A Shining a Light | Beyond Addiction

Vaulted: A Shining a Light | Beyond Addiction

Addiction is a formidable adversary that has affected countless people and families.  This month, the founder of Vaulted, Lara Hanson, lost her brother after a 30 year struggle with addiction.  In his memory, Vaulted is offering its services to support those in recovery and families.  Our goal is to share stories so beloved moments and favorite memories are always preserved and accessible.  Contact Vaulted.  


Vaulted Mission: Sharing Stories of Hope

Vaulted is on a mission to shed light on the stories of fallen stars like David Hanson, as well as those who have triumphed over addiction. Our Memory Coins and platform aim to create a safe space where individuals in recovery can share favorite life memories. Memories are preserved in digital coins that families and individuals keep to replay favorite life moments.  Our hope is to achieve several goals:

  1. Reducing Stigma: Addiction carries a heavy burden of stigma, often preventing those who need help from seeking it. Vaulted seeks to break down these barriers by humanizing addiction through personal stories, emphasizing that it can happen to anyone.
  2. Fostering Connection: Recovery can be an isolating journey, and sharing personal experiences can create a sense of community. Vaulted provides a platform for individuals in recovery to connect with others who may be going through similar struggles.
  3. Providing Support: Families and friends of individuals in recovery also need support. Vaulted storytelling is a resource to share information with loved ones to better understand addiction and its impact on their relationships.
  4. Honoring Memories: For those who have lost loved ones to addiction, Vaulted offers a safe space to celebrate the lives of those fallen stars. Through shared memories and stories, they can ensure that their loved ones are remembered for more than just their struggles.

How to Vault

Vaulted begins with a memory coin.  Coins are sensor enabled, attach to any object, and are authenticated with a simple phone tap.  Once “authenticated” the coin saves into your personalized Vault, where then each coin holds 10 memories or links to favorite social media or digital media moments.  Watch video.

10 Things People Love to Vault

  1. Fun Baby Memories & Showers
  2. Weddings & New Home Memories
  3. Birthdays
  4. Sports & Recital Events 
  5. Pumpkin Picking & Halloween
  6. First Day of School & Graduations
  7. Travel Adventures - Keepsakes
  8. Kitchen Memoires - Thanksgiving & Cookbooks
  9. Grandparent Visits
  10. 4th of July & Summer fun

Addiction is a complex, chronic disease that alters brain chemistry and leads to compulsive behavior, despite the harmful consequences. It can take many forms, from substance abuse to behavioral addictions, and its impact extends far beyond the individual suffering from it. Families, friends, and communities are all touched by the ripple effect of addiction.  It is a disease that knows no boundaries, transcending age, gender, and socioeconomic status. Addiction can cast a dark shadow on individuals, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. However, amid this struggle, stories of resilience and recovery emerge, illuminating the path towards healing. Vaulted is dedicated to sharing the stories of fallen stars like David Hanson for individuals in recovery to share their experiences, memories, and journeys towards healing.

Addiction is indeed a challenging disease, but it is not insurmountable. Through the stories of fallen stars like David Hanson and the journeys of those in recovery, Vaulted aims to inspire hope and provide much-needed support. By sharing these experiences, we hope to reduce stigma, foster connections, and ultimately contribute to the healing process for individuals and communities affected by addiction. It's through these stories that we can better understand the complexities of addiction and, in turn, find the strength to overcome it.  

David Hanson: A Fallen Star Remembered

David Hanson, brother of Vaulted’s founder, was one such individual who faced the relentless grip of addiction. His story serves as a poignant reminder of the devastating toll this disease can take. As a talented actor and a beloved friend, David's fall into addiction left those who knew him grappling with a sense of helplessness. His battle with addiction ultimately led to his untimely death, leaving a void that can never be filled.  That said, so often “addicts” are painted in one brush stroke and their individual stories lost.  Vaulted wants to support individuals and families working through recovery to share their stories and Vault their memories as both a form of therapy and everlasting memorial to that reflects individual stories.

We are happy to partner with organizations supporting recovery and enable Vaulted as an engaging step towards recovery.  Contact our team.

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