It’s now the No. 1 killer of people under the age of 50.
We’re not talking about cancer or crashes, we’re talking about overdoses. And here at KELOLAND Television it’s something that’s had a direct impact on our newsroom.
On Wednesday, KELOLAND’s Angela Kennecke is sharing a very personal story in hopes of abolishing the stigma surrounding addiction, making it easier for people to get help and bringing other families hope.
Here is a preview of Wednesday’s Eye on KELOLAND.
“If this had to happen anywhere to me and to my family, I’m really grateful it happened here. Because over the years I have seen this community rally around problems, rally around people,” Kennecke said. “And I personally have experienced such an outpouring of love, concern, empathy — it’s unbelievable. And so by me trying to make a difference — by me trying to give back and to do something I know I’ll have the support of the community because I know people here care.”
On KELOLAND News at 6 and 10, Angela is sharing Emily’s story and the steps she’s taking to make a dent in this enormous issue.