Fort McMurray Mother Starts New Support Group After Losing Son To Fentanyl Overdose

Fort McMurray, AB, Canada / MIX 103.7, Elizabeth Priest, August 28, 2017

A Fort McMurray mother is starting a support group for those who have lost a loved one to an overdose or addiction. Back in October 2016, Mari-Lee Paluszak lost her only son, Todd Chambers, to a fentanyl overdose. The 29-year-old and father of a one-year-old struggled with mental illness and Paluszak says the only way he knew how to cope was “self medicate”. “There are other families out here in Fort McMurray, I’m sure they’re feeling the same thing but they just don’t have that group to go to. A lot of people just don’t understand what we’re feeling. They just kind of think, get over it and that. Well we will never get over, but will learn to cope.”

Fort McMurray Mother Starts New Support Group After Losing Son To Fentanyl Overdose