Garrett Holman never saw his twenty first birthday

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by Garrett’s Dad, Donald A. Holman

Garrett’s 21st birthday was on February 17, 2017, but he never saw it. He died on February 9th just 8 days prior to his third overdose in 2 months. Garrett is a statistic of the current Opioid Crisis and makes up less than 1% of the victims that died that read more

Billy Derr’s Story

Jenny Derr and Billy Derr

By Jenny Derr, his mother

In April of 2016, our 24-year-old son, Billy was visiting us in Richmond. We had a good weekend–he was engaged, laughing, and spending a lot of time with us, which is not the typical behavior of someone in active addiction.

He had relapsed in October 2015, after a year read more

Dawson Pettit’s Story

by Laurie Pettit

My son Dawson, my first child, was born February 13, 1988. He was such a happy baby and he grew up in the Wyndham area of Short Pump. He loved school, his friends, his pets and his family–especially his cousin Grayson.

Dawson played little league baseball, YMCA basketball, read more