After losing son to heroin, the fight goes on in Elk River area

Dylan Pearson and Jennifer Nordeen on the day she and Andy Nordeen married. Photos courtesy of Jennifer Nordeen

Dylan Pearson and Jennifer Nordeen on the day she and Andy Nordeen married. Photos courtesy of Jennifer Nordeen

A year after Jennifer Nordeen lost her only child to a heroin overdose, the fight goes on.

She and her husband, Andy, have established a nonprofit organization called Free Heroin’s Hold.

They are reaching out on a number of fronts to fight heroin addiction, including hosting support group meetings in Elk River.

“The end goal is just to help anybody we can right now,” Jennifer said.

Her son, Dylan Pearson, died on Jan. 31, 2015, at their home in St. Francis after a three-year struggle with addiction. He was 19.

He had recently returned home from completing a 90-day treatment program in Florida, when he relapsed and died in his bedroom.

His death was a staggering blow to those who loved him.

Continue reading this Elk River Star News story.

 

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