On Friday, July 15, 2016, my only son Brian was tragically taken away from me by a deadly combination of heroin and Fentanyl. He suffered from severe anxiety and was given this deadly mixture, which he was told would help him. His anxiety finally stopped forever, as did his heart. He died instantly and never saw it coming.
Brian was a wonderful, handsome, loving son who had big dreams just like every child. Unfortunately his life was taken away in a split second. I call this murder, and it is happening EVERY DAY. You never in a minute would think this can happen to you and then in one split second your life changes FOREVER.
In memory of my son, I've taken on a quest to put the Brian and Brianna Anti-Addiction bears in the hands of people everywhere:
A good portion of the money generated from every sale will be put aside into a separate fund which will be used to provide addicts the opportunity to enter a rehabilitation facility which hopefully will save their life. Some of the money will be used to produce more bears and cover expenses to keep this movement alive. Each bear that is purchased will allow the buyer to submit the name of someone struggling with addiction. This will be ongoing, so the more bears I sell, the more I can help someone in need.
I am now partnering with excellent rehabilitation facilities which have agreed to step forward to seek sponsorship and to sign on to work with me so that, together, we can make this happen.
Let's all join together and help these poor victims that are suffering from this horrible disease..
The 15" bears will wear a t-shirt that reads:
"When you feel that you can't bear the pain, hug this bear and say my name."
Each bear will wear a heart pendant where you can put a picture of your loved one.
Any donation --- no matter how small --- will help support this cause.
Thank you for all your support We need to join together and stop these lives from being cut short.
No mother or father should ever have to bury their child.
If you would like a bear, please email me at
[email redacted] They will be ready shortly.
- Carolyn Featherston
- Diana Giammona
- Donna Waag
- james howard
- rena berrios
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