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Emily’s Hope: A Personal Story Of Loss In The Opioid Epidemic

December 9, 2019


  • Reply Puz Dawg September 7, 2018 at 10:15 am

    Wow, this is terrible.

  • Reply Carree Kley September 7, 2018 at 10:56 pm

    C'mon AMERICA…..Gettin' it yet??? Let there be NO shame….We are all in this together…fighting it together, no matter what you may think…..This is EVERYONES problem! God bless this Family and ALL the families who this has ripped apart. May God comfort you. Rest in Peace, Sweet young angel Emily…..

  • Reply Aa Mm September 8, 2018 at 1:52 pm

    Lol Emily WAS blond and beautiful and by the looks of it I'm sure she lost her cherry her virginity at 12 or 13 years old. She looks like a slit , the mom should be beat that was into obedience when she had a chance and now she's crying……what a loser….you helped kill her her by not showing her to keep her legs closed…..good riddance.

  • Reply Lynn H. September 8, 2018 at 5:51 pm

    I am so terribly sorry for your lost. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Reply Russada September 12, 2018 at 3:57 pm

    Sorry for your loss and the many other lives taken too soon RIP TO MAC MILLER. INSTEAD OF BOYCOTTING NIKE FOCUS ON OPIOID EPIDEMIC and if you feel somebody is doing drugs don't wait say something

  • Reply Darius47 Darius47 September 15, 2018 at 8:16 am

    This is A really sad story hope people learn something about that

  • Reply Jeremy Davis September 17, 2018 at 4:22 am

    Can I hug you? I would if I could. Forty year old alchi here and ive been through the system. Ive seen what ive done to my mom. Shes an innocent ministers wife and bishops daughter, I get leeway, right?

  • Reply Douglas Day2 October 17, 2018 at 1:32 pm

    Tragic…but just one of hundreds of thousands n the US…Gabor mate…just one name..plz look him up

  • Reply KeepTrying October 27, 2018 at 3:45 am

    The girl was a knock-out beauty with virtually every advantage in life. ANY of us can find ourselves facing something like this, either ourselves or someone we love. You do your best as a parent and things can still go off the rails. I have tears in my eyes for this family as it has to be hell trying to get through this and face the future w/o that beloved part of their family. It is a GOOD THING Kennecke is doing by sharing this with any who care to listen. My heart goes out to this family.

  • Reply d campbell November 9, 2018 at 1:09 am

    White privilege can be hazardous for you.

  • Reply Chris Wright November 26, 2018 at 12:08 pm

    I lost my son to heroin addiction, it was laced with fentanyl, he was 26.

  • Reply jeonlyxoxo November 26, 2018 at 6:32 pm

    The question is why privileged people. Who supposed to be have it all are falling to addiction? Why with all the comforts of the developed world, rich countries like, Iceland, USA, Canada, Sweden tops the list of countries that devours most antidepressants pills ?drugs? Is it Modern living? I regret to say it will only get worst, more suicides, more depression, more addiction, more death ? if we don’t treat the root cause.

  • Reply MIGS LIST December 5, 2018 at 7:08 am

    Sorry for your lose sister. Such a beautiful woman. 21, at that age I thought I was grown and at 38 I see them as children. I tried H at 35. When I turned 37 the addiction got ahold of me. It’s hell disguised as heaven. It only gets harder and harder to stop. I use to sniff and now I smoke it. Sorry, I’m turning 39 next month.
    Fentn spread about the same time that I started smoking it. This new taste and stronger high I got accustomed to and now Regular heroin is not enough.
    I don’t know what to say. I was motivated to stop before but I kind of gave up now after some losses including my family and other low blows.
    Sorry for the rambling but sometimes I write stuff and then the next day I say what the heck was I talking about.
    But I am truly sorry for your loss and I know the pain, guilt, loneliness and regret that she was going through because nobody wants to be Addicted to Dope. Nobody wants to wake up and have to reach for a bag of smack in order to be able to get up and brush your teeth. It’s like someone put a Timer around your neck and you can hear it ticking But you can’t see the time left on it. But you know that one day it’s going to stop tIcking And is going to give the final beep To let you know that times up. Be strong. The soul never dies and you’ll meet again In a place where the love of drug use cannot test eternal love. Bless you

  • Reply samandeep gill December 5, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    They feel.everything is good in family thts when something is wrong can't take anymore can't get help than they take drugs than beautiful ugly small rich poor take drugs

  • Reply Black Silverchair December 9, 2018 at 2:45 pm

    All she needed to do was say NO. But she loved that drug better than anything else. Well, her white privilege failed her at this point. And why wasn't she in jail for meddling with drugs?

    Mom said she was robbed of her daughter. Lol. White people and their denial. Your daughter made her own decisions by herself. Stop blaming the third man. Your daughter robbed herself.

  • Reply Missy James December 11, 2018 at 6:55 pm

    "Fentanyl poisoning?" That's what we're calling it now? Anything to garner sympathy for these drug abusers. Let's face it, not everyone becomes addicted after being given a prescription. Some just willingly try it to get high, then they're trapped, and it's basically a death sentence

  • Reply Explorer Mike December 13, 2018 at 1:03 pm

    It seems that most drug addicts have a common thread and that thread is some form of depression. You can be beautiful, wealthy, intelligent, physically strong, talented…but if that devil of depression is in your soul, it makes you vulnerable to addiction. No amount of love or punishment can overcome it. For those of you who are dealing with family or loved ones with addiction, the monster seems to be the drugs, but the real monster is deep within the individual. It is useless to fight the drugs. You have to deal with the emotional problems.

  • Reply Derek Lambert December 23, 2018 at 5:47 am

    I survived heroin and take you through how I did it on my channel! Please show some love! We addicts need each other as well as family of drug addicts!

  • Reply Arduus Ardor January 20, 2019 at 9:30 am

    Media people often are shallow, vacuous and narcissistic. I would love to ask Emily what about her upbringing made her turn to drugs. The common thread in interviews with users is that they are dealing with a trauma. Maybe I'm wrong in this case , but it is a general truth.

  • Reply Xattack21 1 January 30, 2019 at 6:05 am

    What a waste of life!!! That white bitch should have gone into porn to support her addiction, like many other white bitches do, before passing away…. such a waste of pussy….

  • Reply Brian Sanderson February 1, 2019 at 12:16 am

    Poor little spoiled brat blamr the mother dumb as a brick

  • Reply Macky1101 February 5, 2019 at 6:58 am

    Believe you me, children/people have been told for the last 50 years, since grade school, not to do drugs. Some people just don't listen. They just like to party and have fun. No one is to blame for their deaths/OD. They did it to themselves.

  • Reply dramafreak February 19, 2019 at 2:26 am

    I feel sorry for the parents but let's face it's. The first time you take up that needle or you put powder up your nose oil smoke you. Joint it's your choice then the second then the Third you like it so much. You keep going back it's your choice.

  • Reply M Detlef February 21, 2019 at 12:00 am

    NOTHING happened to your daughter. She CHOSE POISON. The result was 100% EXPECTED!!!!

  • Reply M Detlef February 21, 2019 at 12:00 am

    They ALWAYS go for ONE LAST BLAST before going to rehab. EVERYBODY knows that.

  • Reply M Detlef February 21, 2019 at 12:02 am

    Whatdya MEAN her chair is empty?? She LIVED on her OWN. She was a 100% ADULT!!!!

  • Reply M Detlef February 21, 2019 at 12:03 am

    Emily's DOPE.

  • Reply M Detlef February 21, 2019 at 12:05 am

    Wait!!! I thought blondes with big tits were EXEMPT from the Laws of Biology?????

  • Reply Truck Driver February 26, 2019 at 9:50 am

    Please understand that your daughter bought those DRUGS know one put a gun to her head and made her shot that shit up Mrs. LADY, YOU WERE NOT ROBBED OF YOUR EMILY AND KNOW ONE SHOULD GO TO JAIL, MRS. PRIVILEGE!!!!!! SEE KNOW ONE IS BETTER THAN ANYONE ELSE IN THIS WORLD!! YOUR DAUGHTER WANTED DOPE AND SOMEONE HAS TO SUPPLY IT 🙂 :-)!!!!!!!

  • Reply Scott Duyser March 1, 2019 at 1:10 am

    Gawd. don't tell me you told her she had responsibilities because she was so talented.

  • Reply The 12 Tribes of Israel! April 3, 2019 at 7:21 am

    Haha they decriminalizing drug now the devils are addicted. Double the pain for you the worst non humans on earth.

  • Reply Celsus truth April 17, 2019 at 1:30 am

    Weak girl

  • Reply Pvvvtjes Zn honden April 17, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    Sackler family killings American people with their drugs and make billions of dollars of it afterwards
    then they give that money to their zionist brothers in Israel to kill poor palastines. win win situation. genocide here genocide there.everything is permitted for the 'superior' Jew.
    and then they wonder why people despise them

  • Reply Stu Pidassho April 26, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    People stop taking pain pills from your doctors they get paid when they prescribe them to you, I got in to a car accident a couple of years ago and went into hospital they tried to give me perks and I said no the doctors looked at me like I was crazy they insisted I take them, it turned into a huge argument and ended with me telling them to fuck off and send me to a different doctor

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  • Reply MSSUCCESSDRIVEN May 19, 2019 at 4:04 am

    So sad!??

  • Reply M Detlef May 19, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    Well, at least she was blonde.

  • Reply M Detlef May 20, 2019 at 3:59 pm

    Intellectually gifted??? WRONG!!!!!! Anyone with 1/100th of a brain knows to NOT do drugs. EVER!!!!!!!

  • Reply Amber Abbott June 3, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Drug addiction is horrible. I just want to share the other side of things: Drug addicts know that doing opiates is dangerous so it is their responsibility to realize that they are choosing to risk death. Your daughter chose to buy drugs illegally. Prosecuting drug dealers for deaths will not decrease drug use, they will just get it from someone else. Where does this stop? Do we prosecute the cashier of a gun store that legally sold a gun to someone that didn't operate it correctly and accidentally shot themselves? Do we charge the gun store owner with murder? If someone commits suicide with a gun, do we charge the gun store owner with murder? People are always looking for someone else to blame. Where does the responsibility lie?

  • Reply TheYlro June 20, 2019 at 3:38 pm

    Sooo a black girl who had no education, no family and who fall into addiction? What about her life? She would be one more "unfortunate" addict and abused. The "war on drugs" would still be on. But once a blond girl is addicted then its an illness. OMG. No wonder why everyone suffers in this strange world.

  • Reply Russada August 10, 2019 at 9:59 pm

    I think it's best to never wait if you feel your child is into drugs or is acting strangely it's best to act now may not get a later.

  • Reply M Detlef August 19, 2019 at 12:52 am

    So…did you get a REFUND from your BULLSHIT “interventionist”???? Did you SAVE the receipt??? LOOK in the MIRROR: You 100% FAILED as a PARENT!!!!!!! But NOT to worry Mom, YOU are still FAKE blonde!!!!!!!

  • Reply M Detlef August 19, 2019 at 12:54 am

    NOBODY robbed you, you GODDAM LIAR!!!!! Your IDIOT daughter chose DRUGS over LIFE itSELF!!!! VERY STUPID!!!!!!

  • Reply M Detlef August 19, 2019 at 12:59 am

    Awww… did she FORGET “bring your daughter to work day”???? Brought her to “meet your DEALER day” instead????

  • Reply M Detlef August 19, 2019 at 1:01 am

    NOT a good idea to find out WHAT she was doing AFTER she killed herself. WHY do you THINK she was living on her own at 21?? And NOTin college. SO SHE COULD DO DRUGS, you AIRHEAD!!!!

  • Reply Scott Reynolds September 15, 2019 at 4:37 am

    Legalize all drugs and regulate them ! Problem solved!

  • Reply 02Nawal September 22, 2019 at 5:20 am

    Say no to drugs bitches! Clearly drugs kill people. Clearly she chose to do drugs and become a junkie. Now she's just another statistic!

  • Reply M Detlef September 23, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    SEVEN TIMES as many people die EVERY YEAR from SMOKING. FUCK them TOO!!!!

  • Reply 69adrummer November 27, 2019 at 5:47 pm

    All these parents playing dumb "we just didn't see it" ……………."there was nothing we could do….." "how could we have known"

    YET, there are NO tears, NO REMORSE….YOU ARE PARENTS!!

    Caught up in YOUR careers, in YOUR social clubs, in YOUR Keeping the pace with the trendy neighbors….YOU failed.

  • Reply Michael December 2, 2019 at 5:24 am

    I’ve never seen a more toxic comment section on YouTube. How crazy that this comment section just happened to bring together every single perfect person in the world, right here…all in one place. I wonder how many people on here who posted have now lost or know someone in their family going through this…it is only a matter of time.

    This is the only disease where the victims are openly mocked and degraded by fellow people. Zero empathy shown simply because they feel these people made a choice to become addicted. Becoming addicted is as easy as having a root canal and getting a prescription opiate for pain and taking a single pill, that a doctor told you to take. Nobody knows how their brains are going to respond, it’s a disease in how the brain works.

    To go and judge and mock and criticize this woman and her deceased daughter is just vile.

    Do you do that to people with diabetes? Do you do that to people with heart disease? Or skin cancer? Or lung cancer? Or any cancer?

    “Oh man, you’re a piece of shit because you didn’t eat healthy and exercise!” “You made the choice to go outside in the sun, YOU DESERVE SKIN CANCER!”

    That is the equivalent of what you are doing…

  • Reply Jenn Ianelli December 5, 2019 at 1:51 am

    I'm so sorry. God bless you all. There are no words.

  • Reply Sajal Goswami December 5, 2019 at 6:09 am

    I'm almost crying, but the mother? Is she in shock perhaps or maybe reality hasn't made its way to her heart. Her keeping emotions in check is surprising to say the least…Stop pretending to be a strong independent women, let go and cry your heart out, it just might make you feel better than you've have been for sometime, may even motivate you more to help others from becoming victims. Maybe this is your higher calling. Don't be afraid to embrace it..

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