Katie’s Quest Marches On
Since that post, Katie has been working hard gathering more clues about the events leading up to Henry's hospitalization and talking to pretty much anybody willing to listen. Her passion and persistence are paying off. Since my last post, she's been on several local radio and TV shows, and had a nationally televised interview on CNN, telling Henry's story. As a result, she now has two attorneys working to file civil actions related to Henry's case and the KCSO is finally beginning to show interest in the idea that there was more to the story than "just another overdose."
What makes Katie so compelling is that her passion begins with Henry, but it doesn't end there. She's discovering that she isn't just a voice for Henry, but a voice for all of the families who have lost loved ones to addiction and overdose. She not only wants justice for Henry; she wants to prevent tragedies like this one from happening to anybody. She not only wants the people who facilitated Henry's death ( and possibly much more) to be held accountable for their actions, she wants to make sure others who lead kids into drug abuse, addiction, and then take advantage of them to be held accountable as well.
Katie has always been bright and articulate, but until now her passion has always been directed inward, towards her family. Now that family has been impacted by predators who use drugs to steal the life away from children, and Katie is harnessing the same power and passion to stand against those predators. And not just against the predators but anybody who takes the attitude that a drug overdose is just Darwin at work, regardless of which side of the law they stand.
She's smart; she's determined; she can work the media like nobody's business; and she's pissed off.
My money's on the lady in this fight.
Her latest post on Henry's story and links to the earlier chapters can be found here.