Today on the show we were joined by Katie Renfrow, the founder of Our SAM Foundation!
On July 22, 2017 Katie’s son, Samuel, passed away from a fentanyl laced heroin overdose at the age of 24. As many know, the addiction rate within the United States is at the highest levels we have ever seen. In 2016, “synthetic opioids” (primarily illegal fentanyl) were involved in nearly 50% of opioid-related deaths. We’ve now reached the point where the opioid epidemic claims more lives than vehicle crashes every day. We are in a state of crisis.
After the tragic loss of her son, Samuel, Katie decided to take action.
That’s when she came up with the idea for Our SAM Foundation.
Katie and her family ❤
At Our SAM Foundation, their main goal is to help treat those struggling with addiction, but lack the necessary funds or insurance to pursue rehab or sober living. Recovery is a long process laden with challenges, one of the biggest obstacles on the road to recovery is simply a lack of access. Our SAM Foundation wants to help get you there. They want to help you breathe.
Over the past month, Our SAM Foundation has handed out five scholarships to help adults and adolescents struggling with addiction get into a rehabilitation center.
Isn’t that amazing?
…And doesn’t it make you realize how much these scholarships are needed?
If you are interested in donating to Our SAM Foundation, CLICK HERE. ❤
If you would like to talk to Katie personally, she would love to hear from you. She helped me during a very difficult time after losing a close friend of mine to addiction.
Thank you so much, Katie, for taking the time to come on Give Back Tuesday and share your story. Your son Samuel would be so proud of the lives you are saving and the difference you are making.
Semi-Charmed Life – Third Eye Blind
Breaking the Habit – Linkin Park
Under the Bridge – Red Hot Chili Peppers
Stressed Out – Twenty One Pilots
Unsteady – X Ambassadors
Banana Pancakes – Jack Johnson