Grieving Out Loud with Angela Kennecke

A sister’s role in getting brother off opioids

Originally released on July 18th, 2022

Today’s episode is an unexpected revisit dedicated to the memory of one of our past guests. Maryrose Fealey was a TikTok star who gained fame after she shared her relationship with her brother, Ian, who suffers from substance use disorder. Her journey was also shown in an eye-opening documentary that followed Ian and Maryrose for almost a month while he suffered from withdrawals and cravings.

Tragically, Grieving Out Loud host Angela Kennecke got a call from a reporter to comment on Maryrose’s horrific death. The 27-year-old was found fatally stabbed outside near her home in New Jersey. 

Today, we’re resharing Maryrose’s story, and we hope her words sink in and inspire you to love unconditionally, take it slow on the anger, and strive to leave this world a little kinder than you found it.

Maryrose & her brother, Ian.