Dec 8
  • Written By Christiana Kimmich

  • #86 – Kevin Barhydt

    #86 - Kevin Barhydt

    Kevin Barhydt is a YouTube creator, and the author of Dear Stephen Michael’s Mother. His YouTube channel creates a safe space for survirors of addiction, abandonment, adoption and child sexual abuse, and to explore the healing process.

    Abandoned by his mother at birth, Kevin was enveloped in a labyrinth of adoption, addiction, and child sexual abuse. By age 20, a shell of the boy he once was, Kevin succumbed completely to a suicidal lifestyle of drug dealing and prostitution.  At 45, after many years of recovery, Kevin began a painful journey to uncover his origins, and the hopeful search for his mother. 

    His book, “Dear Stephen Michael’s Mother”, chronicles the unfolding of these stories.

    The interwoven perspectives offer an unflinching look at the myriad ways life can cloak us in darkness and helplessness yet still resonate with joy and recovery. Kevin Barhydt’s life is summed up with these eight words: to be of service to God and others.

    As a YouTube creator, actor, educator, and disability technology evangelist – as a son, husband, father and friend – he gives of himself with one expectation: that you can only keep what you have by giving it away.

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