Kennecke and Emily’s Hope to bring message to Flandreau


KELO-Land TV’s Angela Kennecke will bring her daughter Emily’s story to Flandreau High School students, staff and the general community on Friday, January 14 at 10 a.m. in the high school gym.  This is a rescheduled date from a previous one that was cancelled due to inclement weather.


Kennecke, whose daughter Emily Anne Groth died of fentanyl poisoning at the age of 21, is turning her heartbreak into action by traveling the country to bring Emily’s story to communities, conferences and schools. She brings information on addiction as a disease of the brain, as well as the tragic toll the opioid epidemic is taking on the United States, in order to increase awareness, promote prevention and end stigma,


Emily’s Hope is developing a prevention education curriculum for students K-12, designed to teach children the effects of substances on the brain, body, and life, in order to promote healthy choices.
So far, those who are ponsoring her talk are Avera, Santee Sioux Tribe, Moody County and the Allen family.

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