A tragic story for two Vancouver children, orphaned by the fentanyl crisis.
A two-year-old and a six-year-old have lost their mother to an overdose.
Sarah Blyth – who’s at the frontlines of the crisis – says it’s a tragic story.
“It’s just a situation that happened overnight. One day a person is a mother and caring for their children and the next day the children have no mother and are now having to find a new place to go. It’s hard, it’s really difficult, and it’s a lot, really a lot of sadness and stress…it’s just terrible.”
— sarah blyth (@sarahblyth) January 29, 2017
But she says unless the federal government steps in, stories like this will continue to happen.
“You hear about all the stories of family members that lose their children, and lose family members in such a tragic way. It’s unbelievable how many, how close to home it is to so many people as well, and how ti happens everywhere.”
She says a family has taken the two children in – but they still need all the help they can get.
She adds the support so far has been overwhelming.
“The generosity of people is really, really quite wonderful. Especially when the government is not doing enough about this crisis at a national level.”
Blyth says those wanting to help can donate to the Overdose Prevention Society’s GoFundMe and write on the message the money is for the two children.