Obituary for woman with opioid addiction sparks donations

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) – A powerful obituary for a Vermont woman with opioid addiction has inspired more than 100 donations to a local recovery center from around the country and as far away as Denmark.

The family of 30-year-old Madelyn Ellen Linsenmeir posted an obituary for her after she died Oct. 7 that appeared in several newspapers and has been widely shared.

Her relatives wrote that she first tried OxyContin at a high school party, starting a relationship with opioids that dominated her life. They wrote that drug addiction is not a choice or weakness and that people struggling with it need and deserve empathy and support.

Burlington Police Chief Brandon del Pozo questioned on Facebook why it took “a grieving relative with a good literary sense to get people to pay attention” when nearly a quarter-million people have already died the same way.

To be continued

  1. Please email information on mob-related books, Celebrity gossip and latest showbiz news, films, television programs, and related items for publication on this site. Please use the email address in the Contact Us page above.
  2. We are always interested in sources with stories to tell and we are of course addicted to tips on news stories and other content related to traditional organized crime and celebrity life.
  3. And please note: This site is hosted by Google via its WordPress platform and uses “cookies” that you can read about, also in the ABOUT section. Basically, cookies are used by Google to gather unique (though completely anonymous) identifiers to deliver its services (cool ads) and to analyze traffic.
  4. News makes no effort to collect data on its visitors.

(Просмотров всего: 68 Время, 1 визитов за день)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *