Although we wish we had never met under these circumstances, we are grateful for each other. We share tough days and good days. We are connected. We are vilomahs.
While opioid prescriptions have been curtailed, overdoses resulting from opioid use disorders continue to increase, with nearly 70,000 Americans dying from opioids in 2020. The death toll continues to be particularly bad among 25 to 44 year-olds.
Any parent will tell you their biggest fear is "something happening to my child." We don't realize it at the time, but what that actually means is "my child dying." I suppose we don't say it because we would have to consider the possibility of it happening and the consideration alone is unbearable. Even now, after something has happened to my child, I can't actually sit in it. Like I really can't imagine myself as someone who lost a child and try to feel what that's like.
To build a hub of resources for bereaved families, to create and maintain public gardens to memorialize our children, and to decrease the number of preventable deaths.
Please help the Vilomah Memorial Foundation bring our vision to life by making a tax-deductible contribution today.