Grieving Out Loud with Angela Kennecke

Grieving with purpose: Jenna James’ story of finding strength in tragedy

Jenna James thought she had time to save her 21-year-old son, Brandon “Bam,” when he admitted to taking what he believed to be Percocet. She moved him back into her house and had open and honest conversations with him, but time was not on her side. Tragically, shortly after moving in, Bam took a pill laced with fentanyl and overdosed, leaving Jenna devastated by her loss. 

Like a growing number of others who have lost loved ones to fentanyl, Jenna James decided to use social media to raise awareness about the dangers of this drug. She turned to TikTok to share her story and educate others on how to prevent similar tragedies. In this episode of Grieving Out Loud, we’ll hear Jenna’s story, her struggles, and her fight to save lives one post at a time.

  • Jenna James' son, Bam
  • Jenna James' son, Bam
  • Jenna James and her son, Bam
  • Jenna James' son, Bam
  • Jenna James' son, Bam
  • Jenna James' son, Bam, and Aiden
  • Jenna James with Bam and Aiden
  • Throwback photo of Jenna James and Bam
  • Jenna James' son, Bam, during his childhood