Devin Eckhardt Day 51 passes and yet my heart aches with the same intensity and is as broken as it was on day 1. Another night where I sit here alone in the dark again unable to sleep. My family grieves each day. How do we carry on? My son is gone after ONE HIT of spice... a synthetic drug product made from FDA APPROVED RESEARCH CHEMICALS and sold legally to our kids. It is POISON IN A PACKET. SPICE... IT WILL TAKE YOUR LIFE. It will kill, cause psychotic breaks, permanent mental dementia, heart attacks, seizures, liver failure, kidney failure... the list goes on and on. It is sold in your local gas stations, convenience stores, corner markets, head shops. There is no age limit on who can buy it. Something has to change. Please keep sharing Connor Reid Eckhardt's story. Together we can make a difference. We must! How do we go from healthy, happy, doing great... to a hospital... to a grave?
The CPASA Homestead Festival Parade crew, armed with a few thousand rolls of Smarties - prepares to board the Humvee and deliver the substance abuse prevention message (taped to the Smarties, of course) to the estimated 14 - 15,000 people lining the parade route Saturday.