Photos of Erie Opioid Victims Sent to President
Local families send photos of their children who have died from opioid addiction to President
Saturday, Feb. 10
This Saturday, parents from across the United States are planning to send photos of their children to the President.
However, these won't be happy photos. These are the photos of some of the nearly 174 people who die every day from opioid addiction and eventually overdose.
The event, which was started on Facebook by Elizabeth Sullivan Pariseau of Brockton, Massachusetts, is an effort to flood the President's desk with the faces of those who have been lost to the epidemic, in hopes that federal policies will change.
Each of the photos sent will include a card containing a personal message and are planned to arrive on Valentine's Day.
If you have lost a loved one to Substance Use Disorder (SUD), those on the page encourage you to send a photo of your child/loved one as well so that the message of change can be received loud and clear.