News of Interest: Red Wings Announcer Tells of Son’s Death, Insurance Scam

[April 8, 2018 — ESPN] In How the Voice of Hockeytown Lost His Son to Drugs and Insurance Fraud, investigative reporter John Barr and E:60 feature producer Mike Farrell tell the story of Jamie Daniels, who died of an opioid overdose at the age of 23 in December 2016. Jamie, the son of Red Wings play-by-play announcer Ken Daniels, died in a sober home in Florida, and the ESPN story explores “the existence of a corrupt side to the billion-dollar rehabilitation industry in South Florida, where federal laws can be exploited by people who actually have no interest in keeping recovering addicts clean.”

Here is the trailer for the ESPN E:60 news magazine report:

E:60 “The Florida Shuffle” from ESPNFrontRow on Vimeo.

News of Interest” links readers to stories and information related to grief after a death from substance use.

News of Interest: Agency Helps Kids After Death of Parent or Sibling

[June 26, 2018 — WGCU, Fort Meyers, FL] In Helping Kids After the Loss of a Parent or Sibling to Opioids, Mike Kiniry and Julie Glenn of “Gulf Coast Live” interview the founder and CEO of Valerie’s House, an organization working to help families and children struggling with loss that has seen a spike in the number of kids who need help following the overdose death of a parent or sibling. Also interviewed are people who have been helped by Valerie’s House, including a father of two young children whose wife overdosed a few years ago and a 15 year old who recently lost her sister to an opioid overdose.

News of Interest” links readers to stories and information related to grief after a death from substance use.

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