Amanda Joy Erickson, Giovannie Cruz
Dallas and heroin have one thing in common: Duncan always goes back to them. Six months ago, Duncan lost everything to heroin addiction: he spent time in prison, his wife took his daughters and left him, and his parents barely speak to him. His sister, Jessie, offers him support, but struggles to raise her children with an indifferent husband and pursue her own career. Brother and sister are caught between the disapproval of their parents, Ronald and Martha, and societal expectations: to sacrifice for their families. Duncan bounces back and forth from Narcotics Anonymous meetings, teaching at a local community college with a one-strike policy, and infant birthday parties to earn back his family's broken trust and prove that anyone can change. His soon-to-be ex-wife, Tonya, is forced to give Duncan an ultimatum - he must overcome his addiction and prove it, or risk never seeing his girls again. 'Lily is Here' is the story of a recovering heroin addict that, through a tragic family loss, discovers there are two dates for every addict: the date they became clean, and the date they go all in.