Thank you to Sue Kruczek, who lost her wonderful and talented son Nick to the Opioid scourge, for your kind words while on @foxandfriends. We are fighting this terrible epidemic hard – Nick will not have died in vain!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 12, 2018
Kruczek said, “That’s been my goal, to reach the president and now I know we did it. The acknowledgment that we are in the worst epidemic America has ever seen, the acknowledgment happened and a little bit of funding has been signed and that’s a start.”
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Kruczek added, “Through our broken hearts we were hoping to warm the president’s heart. Flooding his desk with all the pictures of our beautiful children, lost too soon by addiction.”
In the letter, she shared Nick’s story about how his addiction started at age 15 from opioids and ultimately ended with his tragic death.
Kruczek said, “You think at 15 you are invincible and never for a minute did Nick expect to be a drug addict or be addicted to anything and certainly not die.”
She hopes her son’s story will help another family.
Kruczek added, “The heartache is so awful, so awful and it’s not the kind of pain that goes away.”
Kruczek told News 8 that there needs to be more funding for rehab centers.
“Nobody should ever have to wait for a bed. It’s a life or death situation,” she stated.