In this episode of Grieving Out Loud, your host, Angela Kennecke, sits down with Kim Hix, a mother who tragically lost her daughter Kelsie to fentanyl poisoning. Overdose deaths, primarily fentanyl poisonings, are on the rise, with more than 107,000 Americans dying from overdose in 2022. Kim Hix is on a mission to raise awareness about this deadly drug through Kelsie’s Cause. Kim shares the heartbreaking story of finding her daughter almost lifeless from fentanyl poisoning and the devastating loss she experienced when Kelsie died at the hospital.
Join us as we dive into the impact of fentanyl on families and the vital importance of raising awareness and educating others about the dangers of this powerful drug.
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After the tragic loss of her daughter Kelsie in 2022, Kim Hix founded Kelsie’s Cause. This non-profit organization seeks to raise awareness about the dangers of fentanyl and provide information to parents and other concerned individuals. Kim divides all funds raised by Kelsie’s Cause between two different non-profits, Shalom Ministries, a recovery house for women, and Labor of Love Transport Rescue, an organization dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating abandoned and abused dogs. Through her work with Kelsie’s Cause, Kim is determined to positively impact her community and honor her daughter’s memory.