The North Dallas Family Church in Carrollton brought people together Friday night for a common cause: to raise awareness of the dangers of fentanyl.
Some families know firsthand what he is capable of.
“Fentanyl broke into our house and stole our family,” Ofi Moreno said of her son’s death.
A year ago, on this day, Moreno buried her son after an overdose of fentanyl.
“We are losing them younger and younger,” Moreno said. — My son was 24 years old. The kids we just lost are 14 to 13 years old. It continues”.
As many as 10 students overdosed at ISD Carrollton-Farmers Branch. Three of them were fatal. Overdoses occurred within 6 months involving students aged 13 to 17 years.
“We just want to come together to hug them, pray for them and be there for them,” said vigil organizer Daisy Palomo. “Also draw more attention to this issue.”
In addition to support, Palomo and those affected want to share information with all parents.
“Mind your children’s business,” Moreno said. – Take care of their business. Get in front of them. Ask tough questions.”
They say it can save a family from the pain of losing a child.
They ended the service with a unity memorial flame, hoping that no other family would join.