MS & I

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The story behind my brother...

My mom, dad, and I were interviewed by Deseret News last week concerning my brothers death. I love being able to spread the word about prescription drug abuse and the toll it takes on the family. I don't think people realize how big of a problem this is! It is so sad that this is one of the top killers in Utah, and this is something that can so easily be controlled. Please read!

Last week my family and I were invited to a wonderful luncheon for a new facility called N.O.R.F. (national opiates recovery foundation.) This is located in Murray and is a rehabilitation center for those addicted to opiates. My dad was a speaker and did an amazing job! Although the subject is very hard to discuss he loves nothing more than telling his story in hopes that others will have the opportunity to learn from it before it's too late. Please be opiate free! :)


  1. I love that you and your family shared your amazing journey with your brother. Your story really hits home with me when it comes to this type of addiction. My mom was addicted to opiates, and is now recovered and still recovering. She is now 4 years sober, thank the lord. Thank you so much for sharing your story.

    And like you said, No one knows the toll it takes on the family, not only do the drugs effect the person taking them, it takes a toll on the whole family. Once again thank you thank you thank you for sharing this.

  2. Samantha,
    By sharing your story, which I know is so difficult, many lives will be touched and blessed. You are part of a great family and you all love Denver so much...I know he is watching over you and helping you! I can't wait to meet him...