CALL TO ACTION!! BIG PUSH!

Your help is needed for one last push before the Iowa 2015 legislative session is over. The Iowa House did not bring SF410 to the floor for debate so it was included in the Standing Bill, SF510, for debate. It passed in the Senate and will go to the House next (and final). This is the last chance we have this year to pass into law a bill that allows families of people with addictive illness to have full access to the overdose antidote, Naloxone. The goal here is to save lives. Period. 

HomeRuns for Harm Reduction

Join us for a fun day of team softball, food, beverages, and info to bring awareness to the overdose epidemic in the Quad Cities and across the nation.

All monies raised will support the Quad Cities Annual Overdose Awareness Walk on August 29th, 2015. 

 

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To Moms Who Have Lost A Child

An essay
by Angela Miller

I have to tell you this. You didn’t fail. Not even a little. You are not a horrible mother.

You didn’t choose this. You didn’t want this to happen. You didn’t do anything wrong. It just happened. To you. Despite your begging, pleading, praying, hoping against all hope that it would not. Even though everything within you was screaming, no no no no no no no no no no!!!!

God didn’t do this to you to punish you, smite you, or to “teach you a lesson”. That is not God’s way. You could not have prevented this if you: tried harder, prayed harder, or if you were a “better” person. Nor if you ate better, loved harder, yoga-ed more, did x, y, z to the nth degree or any other way your mind tries to fill-in-the-blank. You could not have prevented this even if you could have predicted the future like no one can.

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