An obituary published in Vermont on Oct. 14 tells the story of a lifelong struggle with opioid addiction in open and honest terms.
Since its publication, the obituary has gone viral, spreading via social media and national news outlets. It has inspired donations to drug rehabilitation centers and discourse on what is a tough subject for many people.
Madelyn Ellen Linsenmeir died on Oct. 7 at age 30 after more than a decade of struggling with addiction.
Linsenmeir did not die of an overdose, but from a severe staph infection resulting from IV drug use, according to a statement from her sister Maura O’Neill.
Read more… (Bradenton Herald)