Savoring her victory, she made a request to the judge, KARE reported.
“I was wondering if you could marry me and my fiancé next September?” she asked.
“I would be honored to,” Wilton said.
Jensen started the first Heroin Anonymous chapter in Minnesota and has remained drug free, KARE reported. Her son, Jaxson, is now 3 years old.
Bill Jensen is also in recovery for heroin addiction and now helps lead Heroin Anonymous meetings with his new wife, KARE reported.
The judge said Jennifer Jensen’s determination should be followed by other addicts.
“If you would have told me back then when she was 8 months pregnant using heroin that this is where I would be four years later, I might have put some money on it and bet against it, but she is a fighter, she is successful,” Wilton told KARE.
“In Scott County, it’s still an epidemic, we still have people dying every week, young people, of heroin overdose and Jennifer is a shining example of what you can do and where you can go.
“Right now, it’s a fairy tale ending.”