MOMS SHOWN BELOW
There is an old saying, “Out of something bad, make something good.” In this instance it would be, “Try to make something good come out of the most devastating thing a mother can experience.”
Debi Nadler’s 28-year-old son, Brett, died of a drug overdose in May 2018. She had been active in the online Grieving Mom Community, working to end the stigma against substance use. She reached out to a fellow mom, when she realized that their sons had been in the same rehab. They bonded over their similar experiences and losses, and decided they wanted to work together to address the drug epidemic. The moms formed an organization called “Moms Against Drugs” with the goals of promoting substance use awareness, primary prevention and providing resources and support to other grieving families.
Debi had a further vision of uniting all affected family members to hold walks and campaigns in every state. Hence, Drug Epidemic AwarenessWalk Across America was born.
Now our group is empowered by amazing moms across the country.
Each mom has not only coordinated campaigns/walks/events in their states but each has their own mission/non-profit as well.
TOGETHER WE ARE UNITED. We do not want any other parent to walk in our shoes.
Debi Nadler -Just one of many Moms fighting to save our youth. Founder.
Becky Fuqua-Spuhl- founder of Humanizing Addiction
( registered trademark) and Our Love Shared -inspirational loving videos to not only educate the public but to help heal grieving hearts.
Lisa Smith-Ambassador for both DEAWAA and Moms Against Drugs. M.A.D.E. Fb group
Coordinator for the state of North and South Carolina as well as traveling to many states representing us.
Lisa has dedicated her heart and soul since our beginning!
Michelle Creasy- Coordinator for the state of Pennsylvania and head of her own fantastic group Jeremy’s Journey
Lilly Harvey-One woman leading the entire state of Louisiana into awareness, prevention and recovery. Millie Mattered, her group, is well known throughout the state. Lilly (Millie Mattered) leads all DEAWAA and Moms Against Drug walks/events in Louisiana throughout the year
Darcy Patterson- Wake up Nevada, TAM moderator, Team Sharing moderator. Darcy travels from Reno to Vegas and across the country helping so many groups. We thank her for always helping us.