Leslie Mcbain, Pender Island, BC
Leslie McBain lost her only child, Jordan Miller, when he was just 25 years old in February 2014, to an accidental opioid overdose. Jordan became addicted to the pain medication Oxcycodone when prescribed it by the family doctor after a back injury on a job site. Jordan was just starting his life, had his own business, had friends and community. His death shook their family and friends to the core. A year after Jordan’s death Leslie joined with a group of similarly bereaved mothers to work for harm reduction changes to drug policies at all levels of government. She attends drug policy conferences, is on a B.C. provincial committee looking into the opioid drug crisis, she speaks on radio and television, and speaks to high school students on the topic of drug safety. Leslie is a founding member of Moms Stop the Harm.
Son Jordan Millier, age 25, died from and accidental overdose on February 4, 2014.