Thank you for visiting my fundraising page! I am raising funds and awareness for Shatterproof, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the devastation the disease of addiction causes families.
Shatterproof is changing the conversation about addiction. They are saving lives by helping pass laws that prevent more of our loved ones from becoming addicted to prescription opioids and supporting first responders who can rescue those who overdose. Your support helps expand their efforts to support prevention, treatment, rescue and recovery of addiction.
As many of you know we lost our beautiful son Travis on February 1st, 2019. He was living what we thought was a perfect life. He was getting married to the woman of his dreams in May, he just got his second promotion in a month at work, he had a great network of friends and was looking forward to the future of having a family of his own. We will never know or understand why, after 2.5 years of being clean, he decided to try heroin one more time. Unfortunately, it was laced with fentanyl and killed him instantly.
Travis battled an opioid addiction since he was in his late teens. When we first realized he had a serious addiction problem in 2012, there were no resources available to help him. We finally found a doctor that gave him medication to help him get off illegal opioids, but there was no other treatment. Travis was not given any tools to help him stay clean. He relapsed after 5 years. We found help again, it was still quite difficult to find doctors that would help. Again, they just gave meds and no other treatment.
Travis was an amazing, kind, funny, charismatic young man that had his whole life in front of him. He was never given the tools to help him fight this disease. No one should ever have to go through this without proper support and understanding.
Please support my fundraiser by making a donation to Shatterproof today. Together, we are stronger than addiction. We Are Shatterproof!