Long-time educator and author, Kris Francoeur, lost her 20-year-old son, Sam, to fentanyl poisoning in 2013. Her book Of Grief, Garlic and Gratitude: Returning to Hope & Joy from a Shattered Life, chronicles her journey through grief and how she is able to keep the love Sam brought into the world alive. When Sam died in 2013, there was even more stigma surrounding an overdose death than there is today. Kris talks about why it was so important to her family not to hide in shame from the way Sam died. She offers advice from her experiences to families who are mourning a similar loss.
Author who Lost Son to Fentanyl Poisoning in 2013 has Advice for Those Newly Grieving
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Angela Kennecke is a journalist who lost her 21-year-old daughter Emily to fentanyl poisoning on May 16, 2018. Angela is “grieving out loud” to try to put an end to this epidemic by stopping the stigma and promoting the treatment of substance use disorder as the disease it is. Anyone coping with loss and looking for inspiration can benefit from listening to this podcast.
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