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17-year-old makes a fatal mistake via Snapchat

It’s becoming an all-too-common story; a young person buys a pill via social media that turns out to be 100 percent fentanyl. Laura Didier’s 17-year-old son, Zach, was experimenting with a couple of pills when he made this fatal mistake. Now Laura is turning her heartbreak into action through advocacy work and helping other parents who’ve lost children to fentanyl poisoning through the organization Song for Charlie.

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Laura Didier

After tragically losing her 17 year old son Zach to a counterfeit pill in December of 2020, Laura began her partnership with Song For Charlie. Utilizing Song For Charlie materials, she gives counterfeit pill and fentanyl awareness presentations to students, parents, and community organizations. She has participated in the creation of multiple public awareness campaigns in Northern California. Laura also maintains correspondence with the bereaved family members who contact Song For Charlie, providing them with compassion and resources.