February 2, 2023

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Coloradans remember loved ones on first National Fentanyl Awareness Day

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Sunday at Veterans Memorial Park in downtown Denver, the chairs — which sat empty just off to the side of the main stage meant to memorialize victims of fentanyl poisoning — stood starkly in contrast to the chairs set up in front filled with their loved ones left behind. 

One of those chairs was for Ashley Romero.  

“In 2018, I lost my oldest daughter, Ashley, to half a pill that was laced with fentanyl,” mother Andrea Thomas said. “It took her life almost immediately.” 



Andrea organized Colorado Fentanyl Awareness Day. In the hot sun, parent after parent got up and shared their story about how fentanyl destroyed their family. 

“When something like this happens…

Michael Abeyta

2022-08-21 17:55:00

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