On May 16, 2018, Angela Kennecke’s 21-year-old daughter Emily died of an overdose. Her official cause of death was fentanyl poisoning.

After taking some time off work, Angela is now sharing Emily’s story, her family’s personal tragedy, in the hope that it can be a catalyst for change.

Emily’s Hope is a fund set up through the Avera McKennan Foundation to help offset the cost of addiction treatment when Avera’s new treatment center opens in 2019.  All monies raised will help those suffering from addiction with insurance co-pays and things like rent and utilities. 


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