Aimee Dunkle featured in California Health Report

A Mother Lost Her Son to an Overdose, and Went on a Mission to Flood Orange County with Naloxonen, August 2017

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Every Saturday afternoon, Aimee Dunkle stands behind Santa Ana’s City Hall with a framed picture of her son, Ben, as she hands out brown paper bags filled with kits of the opioid overdose-blocking drug Naloxone—a medication she says will save the lives of hundreds, if not thousands, of Orange County residents. As Dunkle worked on a recent Saturday, a woman approached her with tears in her eyes. “I just wanted to say thank you,” she said, explaining that the Naloxone she got three weeks ago saved her son from overdose. “If it wasn’t for that stuff he’d be dead.” Another man shuffled towards her, his head hung low, and asked  not for Naloxone, but for encouragement before he turns himself in to jail the next day. He has seen Dunkle every Saturday for the past year-and-a-half, and through her training, he has used Naloxone to revive ten people after overdose.

Read the whole article, A Mother Lost Her Son to an Overdose, and Went on a Mission to Flood Orange County with Naloxone, here.

Learn more about Aimee Dunkle’s project, The Solace Foundation Of Orange County, here.

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