“Ben Dunkle was 20 years old when he overdosed on heroin, leaving his family in indescribable pain. Mother Aimee Dunkle found herself without a son, and now spends Saturdays with her Solace Foundation helping the children of others recognize the signs and symptoms of heroin overdose and providing life-saving measures in the form of Naloxone. Ben, is more than a statistic found in the “Opioid Overdose and Death in Orange County” report released Tuesday by the Orange County Health Care Agency. He is Aimee Dunkle’s reason. Reading between the lines of the technical report, one will find Orange County nonprofits such as The Solace Foundation and the Orange County Needle Exchange Program. Both bridge the gap between opioid abuse and overdose, providing empathy for those in need.”
Read the whole article, Solace Foundation Brings Hope For Hopeless In Face Of Opioid Addiction, Overdose, here.
Learn more about Aimee Dunkle’s project, The Solace Foundation Of Orange County, here.