Mother who lost son to overdose urges everyone to be part of solution in opioid crisis

Posted 6 April 2021 at 10:21 am


I want to know why it is so difficult to open a phone or get records of text and phone calls resulting in the death of our son on March 23, 2021. He was a disabled Vet who suffered from multiple illnesses as a result of Iraq. The latter being bilateral kidney cancer.

He served with honor and pride. He did not drive. We know what he got was laced with multiple types of fentanyl and a horse tranquilizer. There was no heroin. We suspect it may have come from Rochester.

We want to see justice but also help reduce other deaths from this. We think of who he was and not how he died. We need to do more to prevent these deaths.

Orleans Recover – Hope Begins here offers peer consulting, Missing Angels, Jesus Factor and Narcan training. We all need to be a part of getting these drugs out of our county and hold those responsible.

Our organization is nonjudgmental and non-bias. We want to help those in need and offer support where it is safe and comfortable. We need more volunteers and funding. We want to get out there to those in need. This is a disease and they need help to find the root cause.

We all need to be part of the solution for it is all over. We need to work together and hold those accountable. We do not want to see another life gone to substance abuse. We cannot help our son but we want to help others to choose a pathway that fits their needs through recovery.

It is good for our county and communities to get involved. We are at Suite 190, 243 South Main St., Albion, NY 14411. The hotline number is 585-210-8750. We want to get out in the communities and let all know our services.

It is heartbreaking to see the losses, those using and how it affects the user and their families. We all need to work as a team.

Brenda Sills