In December of 2016, I visited the Kelder family in Saugerties, New York. Ryan Kelder died in 2015 from a progressive and deadly drug addiction. His parents, Carole and Vince, and his sister, Randi, are working hard to help remove the stigma from drug addiction. They told me their story, and we talked about ways that I can use my photography skills and my audience to help their cause. We have some ideas and we are all looking forward to working together. It's a serious topic, but they are doing what they can to smile through it, which is great.
You can check out their Facebook page at Raising Your Awareness about Narcotics. Thank you.