[July 2, 2018 — Times News, Lehighton, PA] In Grief Powers Parents to Help Others in Hopes of Preventing Overdoses, reporter Chris Reber talks to surviving parents of children lost to the opioid epidemic who are taking action to save lives in the coal region of Pennsylvania. Tammy Rusnock Kline is raising money for a local prevention coalition on behalf of her daughter Chrissy; Cindy Kester and her husband sponsored a poster for the coalition in memory of their child; and John and Tammy Sienkiewicz are honoring their daughter Alexandria through a nonprofit they founded, Safer Streets for Tamaqua’s Little Feet.
Below is a short documentary about the Sienkiewicz family’s experience, created by the musician Kulick, who went to school in the town where Alex grew up. A song Kulick composed based on a poem Alex wrote is available here.
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