According to the York District Attorney, heroin killed 17 people last year. A York County mother says her son was once a part of those statistics and now she is trying to help other families dealing with the same heartache.
“That morning my life completely changed,” said Tracy Lawrence-Felton of Hanover.
“On July 20 at 5:51 a.m. is when a knock came at the door and two officers told me my son, Aaron, had passed away,” said Lawrence-Felton. “That morning I couldn’t fix anything. I couldn’t fix the fact Aaron was gone. I couldn’t fix the pain that his brothers were going through. I can’t fix it now. I can’t make anything right. I can’t make anything better or go back and do anything over.”
“House Bill 2090 has got to come through, which is the Good Samaritan law. It has got to go through and they are dragging their feet on this and we are losing people every single day to this drug. I mean Narcan needs to get out into the hands of police and families of addicts,” said Lawrence-Felton.
She and others will come together Saturday at the Hanover Square from 1 to 4 p.m. for an anti-heroin rally.