My Child's Life Matters
To combat the deadly fentanyl/opiate poisoning death epidemic ravaging our Country. Our grass root approach of awareness, education, and hands-on interaction with family members who have lost a loved one.
Why we started
There is no time to talk about addiction when fentanyl is involved.
My Child's Life Matter's is based in Illinois, we are a Not-For Profit Ministry/Charity founded in response to the tragic loss we have experienced with my son, John M. Allen. On July 26, 2016 my son made a choice to get high, not to die. He snorted what he thought was cocaine or heroin and it was fentanyl, he has suffered the consequences which was death. John was buried on his 23rd birthday July 30, 2016.
After months went by we started reading the foia (freedom of information acts) and noticed there were some inconsistencies with what we were told and what was written down. After re-writing John's timeline and contacting friends we found 3 other deaths were tied back to back to the same dealer. It is really hard as a mom to go round and round with the police department when they have already closed the case, he is a statics--an addict gone "a care free hippy kind of kid" At what point do you ask why are drug dealers getting away with murder? pushing poison making a profit off of someone's death? By all means we back the blue and support our law enforcement.
In our state of Illinois we have a law on the books since 1989 which is not used the proper way. Every toxicity death must be investigated as a criminal investigation, but they slap it as an accidental overdose and close the case.
We as parents are told due to CDI or MDI it is an accidental overdose but when fentanyl is involved that is not the case, we all know by now fentanyl is a chemical of mass destruction that is wiping out an entire generation. This is THE REAL PANDEMIC and needs attention from our community, law enforcement, and all elected officials.
Combined drug intoxication (CDI), also known as multiple drug intake (MDI) or lethal polydrug/polypharmacy intoxication, is an unnatural cause of human death. CDI is often confused with drug overdose, but it is a completely different phenomenon. It is distinct in that it is due to the simultaneous use of multiple drugs, whether the drugs are prescription, over-the-counter, recreational, or some other combination. Alcohol can exacerbate the symptoms and may directly contribute to increased severity of symptoms. The reasons for toxicity vary depending on the mixture of drugs. Usually, most victims die after using two or more drugs in combination that suppress breathing, and the low blood oxygen level cause brain death.
Now there is much controversy over this but if an alcoholic dies they call it an alcohol poisoning. So call it what is is FENTANYL POISONING NOT AN OVERDOSE!
Not enough people are held responsible for all the drug induced homicides that occur in today's time. We offer our full support with the police and won't rest until we find justice for those accountable.
Drug Induced Homicide
(720 ILCS 5/9-3.3)
Unlawfully delivering a controlled substance to another, and any person’s death is caused by the injection, inhalation, absorption, or ingestion of any amount of that controlled substance.
We know drug-induced homicides occur daily. Oftentimes, one supplier can be linked with multiple different homicides. That's what we want to stop. We want to see these drug dealers responsible for drug induced homicides off the streets so no one else has to embrace the loss of their loved ones.
For more information or to see the laws in your state please visit
https://www.druginducedhomicide.org or contact us and we can connect you where you can get much-needed information if you are unfortunately in these shoes.