On Monday, September 30th, we lost our beautiful son, Lucas, at the young age of 16. Lucas was an intelligent young man with many great aspirations and interests, including becoming a Navy Seal, a college degree in computer information technology, an interest in fashion design and a deep love of music. Lucas was well liked by many and he cared deeply about his friends.
Unfortunately, Lucas’s life was taken early because he took a street-sold Percocet pill laced with Fentanyl.
Our children learn about the dangers of drug use both at home and at school. Despite this, far too many are doing it anyway. Their friends are afraid to speak up and they afraid to ask for help. Never in our worst nightmare could we have expected an outcome like this.
Awareness is not enough. We have to do more.
It is our only hope that Lucas’s death will inspire change.
Together, as parents and as peers, we hold the power to make a difference. With your gift, it is our goal to expand and amplify progressive drug-prevention efforts that have the power to eradicate this problem for our community.
We hold your children in our hearts as we remember our son.
With deep gratitude,
Isaac, Olga and Nicola– Parents and brother of Lucas Beirer