Grieving Out Loud with Angela Kennecke

Shayla’s Story

Dave and Janette Kucera’s daughter, 22-year-old Shayla, died just 15 months after Emily. They didn’t have any idea that Shayla was using heroin until she was in a car crash months before her death. 

The Kuceras talk about Shayla’s rebellious teenage years. And just like Emily, Shayla also left behind younger siblings who now have their own grief to deal with. 

The man accused of providing Shayla with the drugs laced with fentanyl will be in court next month in the first state case of drug distribution leading to death. The Kuceras are speaking out in Shayla’s memory and honor and in hopes of helping other families experiencing the same kind of loss to overdose. 

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