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  1. Wayne,
    Thank you for coming to Tippecanoe High School and presenting your story of Tyler’s struggles. Your program is fantastic and one I believe all students, staff and parents need to be aware of. I was able to observe a bit of the presentation and was amazed at how our students were involved and listening.

    You are doing a wonderful service for our community and students.

    Keep Tyler’s Light burning and thank you.
    Marilynn

  2. My name is Stephen Craig Botley Jr., I lost my precious daughter to a accidental overdose of Heroin this past August 15th 2016
    My internal grief is like waves crashing against me, some days I can manage the waves and other days I feel like I am drowning.
    The week after I lost my daughter I reached out to Tylers Light and was warmly approached, at the time I wanted to hide in a hole somewhere and just cry continually but have come to be able to function much better with much thanks to my Fiance and family as support
    My daughter also left me with 2 grand children to love and take care of for her!
    It isn’t fair that she is gone and not hear for them, Liam is now 6 years old and Alainia is 10 months old, they will never really get to know the warm loving beautiful person my daughter was.
    It will be my job to keep her memory and love in their minds and hearts especially as they grow older and start asking questions about her.
    My grandson Liam has actually also lost his Dad in a tragic motorcycle crash so both of his parents are gone from his life while Alainia still has her wonderful dad taking care of her!
    My daughter was a military ( army ) veteran that loved life, I tried to help her in a healthy way to quit using but the urge to use ( after her ex husband was tragically killed last May) drove her to use again to mask her depression, after a near fatal overdose 2 weeks prior she ended up taking a fatal overdose in her mothers bathroom in the wee morning hours of August 15th, my ex wife found her on the floor unconscious and blue and not breathing, there was nothing to do to bring her back, she was gone.
    I was awaken at 230AM by Franklin county sheriffs deputies informing my daughter had passed.
    I will never forget that day till my dieing day, seeing her on the gurny at the hospital, lifeless, to me she seemed like she was sleeping.
    The funeral process and burial was just a blur to me, I don’t remember much of it as I felt like I was in a different universe.
    I know she is at peace, no pain , no addiction, no depression, no anxiety
    that is left for us loved ones left her on earth, the pain of her being gone
    I saw the support group for grief, I plan on attending soon as soon as I know I wont break down like a big baby and cry all the way through it.
    I thank you for letting me release here, it truly has helped

    God Bless
    Stepehn C Botley jr

  3. Patricia, we care. We are so very sorry for your loss. Please don’t loose hope. WE care. And, Tyler’s Light IS making a difference. Please consider attending one of our Support Group meetings. There are people just like you there.

  4. I lost my only daughter July12 2015 to heroin and its like nobody cares

  5. Thank you so much for visiting our school (Buckeye Local) yesterday. I am the middle school Health teacher and I have been trying to pound the reality of opiate/opioid addiction into my students for the past few years. It breaks my heart that we are losing loved ones, like Tyler, to something that seems so preventable, yet it’s so out of control. I have also lost a family member (my sister) to an opioid overdose (Fentanyl) and with her death, it has really opened my eyes to the signs of her addiction/withdrawal symptoms that I wish I had known ahead of time. God bless you and your family for what you are doing, hopefully your efforts reach those that truly need to hear Tyler’s story.

  6. God Bless You Mr. Campbell.
    Thank You for your strength and courage.
    My name is Tracy I’m 47 live in Canal Winchester. I hurt my back at work in August of this year and was giving pain meds.
    I saw one of your interviews on TV and through my pain meds away.

    Thank You and God Bless U and Your family.

    Tracy Powell

  7. Thank you for visiting Scranton high today. Your story was very touching. God bless you & your family!

  8. Hi. I just want to thank you for visiting my school today. I’m sorry about your son.

  9. I read your story in a guidepost booklet. My heart goes out to you & your family. Our family is going thru same thing. Are there support groups for families with children on heroin. What all do U do or reccommend for us who worry everyday we’ll get that dreaded phone call. We all feel hopeless. Our addict stays angry at family & steals from us. Concerned grandma…..

  10. Dear Mr. Botley,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Words are not enough to comfort the loss of a beautiful child like Erica. Please make sure you take care of yourself. Check our calendar and think about attending one of our support groups where you will find people just like yourself. God Bless.

  11. My name is Stephen Craig Botley Jr.
    On Sunday Morning August 15th at 146AM at Fairfield Medical Center in Lancaster I lost my dear sweet Daughter Erica Botley Lancour age 26 to a Heroin overdose.
    She overdosed at my ex wifes house by locking herself in the restroom late in the evening after my ex wife went to bed, by ex wife woke up ~1.5 hours later to find her lieing on the restroom floor blue , unresponsive and not breathing
    She tried CPR to no avail and called the emergency squad to transfer her to Fairfield Medical where she was pronounced deceased.
    I was awaken at my home in Canal Winchester at 230AM by two Franklin County Sheriffs to give me the news of my daughters passing.
    Upon arriving at the hospital i was taken to the emergency room to where my daughter lay and it it was when it hit me with a wave of emotions that my little girl was gone.
    I begged her to wake up and cried till I had no more left to cry.
    Today we went to Evans Funeral home to make arrangements for her funeral which is this Thursday and then she will be interned at Violet Cemetary where Tyler is as well as my Mother, sister and brother-in-law ( all very close to Tylers gravesite)
    My emotions are blank, I cant eat, cant sleep, literally cant function
    I blame myself alot , telling myself I could have done more.
    She was a beautiful woman with 2 small children, a nice fully furnished apartment, a boyfriend that loved her like no other and a family that cared the world for her.
    She had everything in life!
    What she didnt have was the will power to fight this terrible terrible addiction, now all I want to do is reach out to anybody in need of support.
    I hate what this disease does to our kids, our moms, our dads who work in every walk of life.
    I lived this battle with Erica for 6 years, she had good days and months but in the end the bad won out!
    I have to try to fix myself now, my grief is over bearing.
    Please pray for my daughters soul and for healing for me and all my family that loved erica so!
    God Bless you all!!!!

  12. Kenneth – We can’t reply directly to you on the guestbook. If you would like to speak with someone, please use the “Contact Us” form on our site so we can capture your contact information. Thanks. TL

  13. Is there laws that can keep love ones in treatment against their will. I have three children on herion, meth an crack cocaine. Raising our 7 yr old granddaughter. Wish to God we had the answers. Don’t know where to turn. Our daughter has been in jail 5 times in the last month. Fines an probation isn’t the answer.

  14. Amalia, Please reach out to us via the “Contact Us” form on the website. We would love to know how you are doing and speak with you.

  15. I’m from Cincinnati and have been stuck in a methadone clinic for the past 7 years. I’m watching tylers story on TV right now and see so many similarities to my own. Methadone is not the answer and I have just been stuck here for so long but watching this has helped me on my journey to sobriety. My name is Matt and I am an addict. Thank you for all that you are doing

  16. Thank You for the wonderful program in Shadyside last evening.
    It is astounding the statistics of overdoses in our surrounding
    area. I have also lost a loved one due to heroin…. thinking that
    they would ever experience trying this drug was un-imaginable,
    I do believe it was their surroundings that caused them to even
    try it….You cannot live with an addict …be married to them…. be
    under their control…and think you wont get hooked yourself. My
    loved one did exactly this and their partner is alive & well…fooling
    everyone that they are clean….

  17. I lost my first love to a Heroin overdose on November 12, 2015. My son Daris Fent was a Marine, he was smart, he was handsome, he was loving, he was talented and so much more. Daris was started on prescription OxyContin and I believe addicted after his first Rx. After the rx was didcontined Daris went to the doctor asking for help but he was sent out the door without help. He then began buying Oxycontin on the street, when he could no longer afford them, he turned to Heroin. I still struggle with how he was able to hide this addiction from the Corp and his family. I sent him to rehab the day after I found out he was using Heroin but unfortunately he thought he was “better” and ready to “get his life back” so he left rehab. I didn’t know about any laws that could keep him in there at the time. Why are our children falling through the cracks of society? Why is there a lack of knowledge regarding this disease? Why aren’t there more resources? Why can’t we break the stigma? Why did my son have to die? Why did Tyler have to die? Why are so many people hiding behind shame? So many questions but no good answers!! The people plagued with this disease should not be marginalized and told they are worthless or have fear of being stereotyped by asking for help. Thank you for reaching out to help so many people dealing with addiction or loving someone who is addicted. Thank you for telling Tyler’s story! I’m sorry your son had to die so others could live! Many prayers being sent from this grieving mother!

  18. I was reading a cbs story today on Ohio’s heroin epidemic and got goosebumps when they talked about Tyler, wondering if it was the Tyler who has had such an impact on my journey. I was a patient at Glenbeigh in 2011 and talked to Tyler when he called right before midnight the night he got home. He was trying to reach Lauren but got me instead and we had a great conversation. He sounded happy. I didn’t know him well, in fact didn’t even know his last name until today, but his death rocked me to the core. I didn’t stay clean back then but now have 90 days and a lot of hope. I told the story of his call and senseless death while in treatment recently with the hope that the young ones in there would hear it. What I realize today is that I finally heard it. Seeing his story today was such a huge message for me, his light shining during a day filled with darkness. I can do this! I hope that brings some comfort.

  19. Thank you for coming to our school today:) It meant a lot and many people’s eyes were opened when you spoke to us. We hope your family is doing well and wish you the best of luck with Tyler’s Light and hope it continues for years to come. Thank you for sharing your story with us

  20. I was so moved by your story in Guideposts magazine. Thank you for sharing. God bless you and your ministry.
    ~ Sharon

  21. A powerful and inspirational message.

  22. Thank you for your article in the February 2016 Guidepost magazine. Our daughter died of a drug overdose a few years ago. She had been involved in drugs and alcohol for several years and had very short stays at several rehabs. Yours is the first story that I have read where the young person died—all the others turned out with the person getting off drugs and leading a productive life. Our daughter had two children who are now young adults and are doing great. Our daughter has been an example to each of our grandchildren as to how drugs and alcohol
    can ruin a life. My nephew has also used her story while teaching Health in schools. The best advice we received was from two of our daughter’s closest friends. She was raised in the same home as her brothers, went to the same school and church as her brothers, but made her own decisions. She excelled in many areas while in high school and had two fantastic children along with lots of people who tried to help her. At her death, one brother said, “this world was not for her.” Her life has served several purposes and we are thankful for the two grandchildren she gave us.

  23. Mr. Campell came to our high school today and he moved a lot of people especially me. And I have never really been talked to about drugs before and i don’t personally do them but, I know a lot of people that do. Some of them promised to me and their parents that they would stop doing them and I really hope they do because I hurts not only me but everyone around to see them like that. (New Lexington)

  24. I just read the story about Tyler from Guidepost. My oldest son remains behind bars in AK from his addiction. For 3years I tried everything to get him help. We even moved 2500 miles a way from AK. That didn’t work either. Of course him mom is still mad at me for not bring him home. Anyway, I’m very thankful for Tylerslight making a different in our communities. Thank you!!

  25. I read your story in guidepost this morning and was moved to tears. I too had a son that overdosed 10/13/2011. For four years I’ve wanted to get involved in educating our community kids about the danger and fatality of drug use. I would like to know if you know of any contacts here Louisville, Ky that I might get in contact with to volunteer . Thank you for any info you might provide me with.

  26. I lost me stepson, Daris Fent, to a heroine overdose on November 12, 2015. Daris was a marine. He was a 23 year old happy, handsome, friendly, respectful, talented young man. We all miss him terribly and do not want another family to go through what we are going through right now. Please support bringing awareness to this epidemic and save a life. It could be a life of someone you love.

  27. We lost our 25 year old son, Brent, November 19, 2014 to an accidental overdose of pain medication. He injured his shoulder while playing baseball when he was 18. He became addicted after having surgery. It will soon be the first anniversary of the worst year of our lives. This past year has been a long journey in grief. We struggle daily without Brent. Thank you for what you are doing. gdwham@embarqmail.com

  28. Thanks for a great presentation today at the Delaware Area Career Center south campus! I know many of our staff were touched as well as the students by your message. Thanks for sharing your experience, strength and hope with us.
    Nikki Vance
    Food Service Instructor
    Nikkifoodservice@gmail.com
    PS hope you enjoyed your buckeye cheesecake 🙂

  29. Mr. Campbell, I can’t begin to thank you enough for the time you gave us today at DACC. I was deeply reached by the presentation… I’ve experienced drug abuse first hand by family and friends, and for once, I felt that the message being taught was meaningful. I’m thankful that you were able to reach out and help those who need it, while educating and sharing all that you can in preventing losses like the ones you spoke of. Thank you again, and I wish you all of the best in continuing to share Tyler’s Light wherever you go.

  30. Thank you for bravely sharing the tragic story of Tyler’s addiction and its effect on your family. It breaks my heart. Unfortunately, it has become even more common. You are celebrating his life and creating a legacy… it sounds like he would have wanted that. I will continue to pray for your family, look for presentation opportunities, and discuss donating with my wife.

  31. we are know 15 months sober in this battle. Thank you for all you do and all your support. I am happy to say trust is back and she is a productive women in society. The hardest part in this addiction is for the addict to let go of whom they think are friends. When at the end of the day they see they are not. Thank you so much and God Bless Tyler’s Light

  32. Mr. Campbell, I really appreciate you taking the time out of your day to come and speak at Foxfire Schools about the dangers of opiate addiction. So many of our kids see this in their day to day lives. Your message is so important and I am glad they had the opportunity to hear it. Also, thank you for the other valuable literature that you left. Tyler’s Light is an amazing cause. I wish you Good Luck as you continue this journey to save lives! Thanks again, Jenny Murrey, Foxfire Schools

  33. Thank you, Mr. Campbell for coming to Tri-Rivers Career Center today, April 16, 2015. I thought your presentation was fantastic! It was exactly what students, young adults and parents need to hear. I was impressed that our student body sat, listened and participated in your presentation. Excellent message, and a inspiring way to keep your son’s story alive and help kids just like him. Thank you, Paula Brazell

  34. Well its been 4years since last time I have posted…Jonathan has been in many more programs in and out if trouble…but finally he is in a program for about a month and he sounds great we get our first visit soon…its the first faith based program and he’s loving it. His addiction to herion has been going on for almost 12 years now….but the sad news is his step father has given up on us…and decided to leave and never looked back. ..so it does destroy families….but as a mother I never will give up on my son and will always love him…the last few years I have come a long way to the enabling… Its been a very hard family disease. WAYNE….I think its so awesome what your doing….great job that your doing!….Anything to save any child and family from going thru addiction. Such a devastating disease…. Thanks again…..Beth Edie Winner

  35. A donation was made to your cause in memory of Wayne “Chip” Van Curen, a dear friend. To help Chip continue to champion your efforts!

  36. We also have a son that was addicted to pain killers. We tried maryhaven (no insurance) and other programs around town with no real change at all. The best thing to happen was to find the Genesis house in Florida where he stayed for 1 month and then he moved to sober living in St. Paul, Minnesota. They have a huge support for sober living and have meetings practically 24/7. Our son, by the grace of God, has been sober for 5 months is working a steady job, happy and healthy. He said getting away was the best chance at kicking this forever. I just saw him a week ago and he looks wonderful and doing well, but he realizes he has a long way to continue to go to ensure a lifetime of sober living. More is needed than is provided by the facilities in town. It is a nightmare as a parent and the worry, frustration and anger can consume you. If you would like more information from me, please contact me through this website.

  37. November 9th, 2012 7:36 pm
    When I saw this presentation at my school(Follansbee Middle School), it really caught my attention. Although I already wasn’t going to start drugs, this presentation really told me more about drugs than what I knew about drugs. I’m just glad I saw this presentation. I really bet that this presentation changed my future by making it even better. (Thanks for the presentation guys)

  38. Hi my name is Laura Koller and I’m from heartland Wisconsin. I’m looking to contact you I actually saw your Tylers late program and we recently lost our 24-year-old daughter due to basically the same thing. She was a star field hockey player at arrowhead high school and through all the concussions that shehad gotten, broken bones, back problems… I have been searching and searching and searching for an answer Stephanie ended up with on known seizures they called it or pseudoseizures due to what I feel was from her sports in high school and as of today no one has answers for me. And I was just telling my husband hours before your show came on that I think my only way of healing is to be coming to have a kid and let these parents know just what to watch for how to watch for it and it may not even hit them until their adults and then we lose him. If you do not have a chapter here in this area I would love to start one foryou here. Not only for you not knowing to educate the parents and the children in this area but to help myself heal because I’ve seen that sitting in grief meetings with people that lost their children 15 years ago is not helping me because like you said 1520 years ago this problem wasn’t around and now it’s become an epidemic in this area. My phone number is xxx-xxx–0868 and my email is johnsndlaurs122285@gmail.com I work second shift so you can contact me anywhere between 1 o’clock in the morning and 2 o’clock in the afternoon and I will graciously take your phone call. Please try to call instead of email as because of all staff medical bills and trying to keep her alive for three and half years has caused us to go into bankruptcy so my email is just inundated lately. Thank you thank you so much for your program you don’t know what this could do for me my family and my community. Sincerely yours, Laura Koller

  39. I just want to thank you for coming to LaBrae School. My daughter is in 8th grade there. She told me all about your visit which opened up the door for her and I to have another conversation about drugs. Your story had an impact in her. Just last week a Mother buried a former LaBrae student who died of a heroine over dose. He too was 23 like your Tyler was. I used his death and your presentation today as examples to her that it can happen with just one hit. Maybe your first or 100th but it only takes one to kill you.

    My heart goes out to you and your family.

  40. I’m glad you came to my school today thank you.

  41. My name is Linda Angalich and I have been viewing all your testimony’s. I can relate with all that has been said because we had a son who died of a drug overdose in June of 2000. It would take so much time to tell you all that we have been through as a family dealing with addiction, I will just summerize what we went through to save his life. Joe was 12 when he smoked his first joint at a school sponsered skating party. When he could no longer get that high from the pot smoking he graduated towards harder drugs. We lived in the Pickerington school district which in the late 80’s and 90’s Pickerington didn’t want to admit there was a drug problem in our community. As most parents have testified, my child would never do drugs. What a shock we had when we got a call from the school that our son Joe was into drugs and was suspended from school. Our nightmare was just beginning. We were in counseling at first with him.He had everyone believing that he didn’t have a drug problem. Things continue to spiral dowhill and we decided to put him in Shephard Hill Treatment Center. He was so disruptive, they wouldn’t keep him. He continued the drug abuse and he would run away from home two weeks at a time hiding with his druggie friends. We finally had him court ordered to a new rehab to save his life. It was a very intense program where everything was put on hold. We as a family had to spend 3 days a week or more at the center to work on ourselves to know how to deal with his addiction and practice tough love. As we all know, we all needed help. It effects the whole family. We spent 2 yrs. in this treatment program and because there was no sleeping area for this program, we had to serve as foster parents for these kids. We would bring them home at night and take them back in the morning. We had to agree to take these kids into our home for him to be able to get the treatment he needed. After all of the help he still chose to go back to the drugs.Addiction is such a powerful thing. He was in and out of other drug programs and Phyc. wards and he still chose the drugs over his family. On June 18th 2000 (father’s day) we got a call to come to Grant Hospital. They wouldn’t tell us anything, but as a mother, I knew he was gone. Your Tyler’s Light site inspired me to write this in hope that addicts and their parents are inspired to put the word out to get the help they need. You are doing a great service with your organization. It is too late for us, but if you can reach one child or family member, it is worth it. There is so much more that I could say about the heartache we have been through, but I hope what I have said helps someone. One last thing, parent’s don’t blame yourselve’s and get help for yourselve’s This is not your fault! God Bless You All!

  42. My son had a half dozen surgeries for shoulder and then actually broke a huge piece of his femur to footbball, Many Oxycontins later, he is sort of sober, thanks to a wonderful judge. But my husband and I live every day, waiting for the other “shoe to fall”. He stays sober, but is so unhappy. He works at a busy, low paying job, but does well with such a great group of employees. Yep, a Saint Francis Desales football player and wrestler.
    Life is so one minute at a time, and the financial repercussions have been terrible. He lives with mom and dad, and will turn 29 November 1st. Everyone loves this kid. Why him?????

  43. Thank you for being making awareness to this tragic epidemic we face today! My 12 year old daughter came home today from school telling me every thing she learned! Thank you so much

  44. He was way too young to leave this world. I’m so sorry for your lost. And I’m gratful you guys are out there and maken people aware of this epidemic we are facing. My daughter came home from school to day with a tylers light bracelet and she was telling me what she learn. She in 7th grade and I’m glad she knows about tylerd light! Thank you for all your doing. God bless you and your family!

  45. Wayne as you now talking to me for the past year and half on my daughters Heroin addiction how we as a family have to tackle this Glenbeigh was a saving grace. She gets it know and is doing well. She has her up and downs but My Family is one of the lucky ones. She is 8 months Sober Thank you for all the conversations emails and so on. One of the hardest things Mike and I had to do at Glenbeigh is go knee to knee with her infront of the entire group and have her sign a life insurance policy and ask her if she wanted to be buried or creamated. We had to fight back tears when we did this to be strong and serious. We also said you have a choice the drug world or your family. She signed the Doc’s we got up kissed her and left and didnt go back for 2 weeks to make her think. We pray every day to this day she stays strong. I loved your documentary Locker Room.

    Thank you

    Lisa Kellerhoff

  46. I just watched the television special on the Audience Channel. I found it very informational, and I hope it helps our young athletes.

    My brother became addicted to pain pills after several car accidents and eventually lost his law practice over it. He has been out of rehab for several years now and seems to be doing well now, but the pain of his addiction still affects our family.

    Thanks for all you do.

  47. So you came to my school the other day and spoke with my school, I know a lot of kids were kind of blowing it off saying oh it won’t happen to me; including me. But the more I have looked through this website the more I have really started thinking about it and don’t think its stupid anymore. I think it is amazing what you guys are doing to show teens about drugs! It’s honestly amazing how much you can touch so many teens with these videos! Anyway I just wanted to thank you soooo much for coming to my school and speaking because it has really opened my eyes !

  48. I don’t now how to do this but almoust everybody in Marysville ohio is on herion and it is killing a lot of young people and tearing a lot of familys apart I would like to get everybody in Marysville to come together and stop this if anybody can help me do this let me now we need a lot of help in this tow thanks

  49. JULY 22,2014

    LITTLE I KNEW THAT MORNING.
    GOD WAS GOING TO CALL YOUR NAME,
    IN LIFE WE LOVED YOU DEARLY.
    IN DEATH WE DO THE SAME.

    IT BROKE OUR HEARTS TO LOOSE YOU.
    YOU DID NOT GO ALONE.
    FOR PART OF ME WENT WITH YOU,
    THE DAY GOD CALLED YOU HOME.

    YOU LEFT US BEAUTIFUL MEMORIES,
    YOUR LOVE IS STILL OUR GUIDE.
    AND THOUGH WE CANNOT SEE YOU,
    YOU ARE ALWAYS BY OUR SIDE.

    OUR FAMILY CHAIN IS BROKEN
    AND NOTHING SEEMS THE SAME.
    BUT AS GOD CALLS US ONE BY ONE,
    THE CHAIN WILL LINK AGAIN.

    TODAY MY HEART HURTS, TEARS ARE FALLING AND I LOVE AND MISS YOU SO MUCH TYLER
    ALL MY LOVE SWEETHEART AUNT MARTHA

  50. It will be two years on September 18 that I lost our beautiful son, brother, grandson, and best friend. Nick was one week shy of his 25th birthday when someone drove his car up in front of an emergency room, the driver abandoned both the car and my son where he was found in the back seat, unresponsive from a heroin overdose. They were unable to save him. Our son struggled since he was 13 yrs old with drug addiction and fought til the end to beat the odds. Through it all and until the end we never gave up and supported him through his numerous attempts to stay sober. Peace be with you son. As I struggle to make sense of it all, it’s time to find my peace as I set out to help those who struggle with this devastating and challenging disease. I love you Nick.

  51. I just wanted to recommend Recovery Hub for those seeking drug rehab or alcohol treatment. http://www.RecoveryHub.com

  52. I am so glad I found Tyler’s light parent support group. It has been the only meeting/support group I have attended and felt it was helpful, comforting, and supportive. I live near Westerville/Worthington area and wish we had a support group like this here. However, I would drive even further to attend Tyler’s light parent meetings. It is truly worth it and I owe it to myself to keep going and start trying to take care of myself.
    Thank you!

  53. I saw Tyler’s Light on my local news channel today. I’m so pleased that people are attempting to do something about this horrible epidemic. I’m going to watch the program at the town meeting tonight. My son became addicted to heroin and had several overdoses which he survived. Unfortunately, he got addicted to prescription drugs prescribed by an unscrupulous doctor. He died on March 12, 2014 of pill poisoning at the age of 30. I had to watch my son bleed to death for thirteen hours in the hospital from a failing liver all because he became addicted to heroin, then prescription pills. No parent should lose a child from a legal or illegal drug!!! Our government NEEDS to KEEP that CRAP (pardon my language) OUT OF our country! I live in Rochester, N.Y. This problem is everywhere.

  54. Thank you so much for your dedication to this very important cause. I am Drug Prevention Educator in Ashland County. I have been showing High School and Junior High students the videos posted on your website along with presentations on the dangers of prescription drug abuse and heroin. The students are very receptive to this type of presentation and it has generated great classroom discussions. Thank you again for your courage and peace to all. We are carrying on Tyler’s Light:)
    -Kris Hickey, OCPSII
    ACCADA

  55. I just saw about Tyler on Facebook. I cried watching the video about Tyler. I can’t imagine loosing a precious jewel like your son. My son Zack is very much like Tyler. He was until a few months ago a principal at Pickerington Central. He is now in the administration office. He taught at north and coached football I a sure he knew Tyler. I live in the state of Delaware, but rest assured if I was here I would be actively involved. I will carry your message home with me. I pray for all of you involved.

  56. Its awesome whay you are doing . We had and 18 yr old son who started using heroin. We have no clue as to why. He was a baseball player who ended up quitting this. He did make it through high school but wasnt easy. I am proud to say he has been clean 6 years this june, and is married and a daddy to a beautiful 2 1/2 yr old daughter. I was lucky he realized what he was doing. We had the support of all friends. He went to a lutheran school, this does happen to us. Wrong, it happens to the best of us . The normal families.I pray that you have continued sucess in what y are doing. God bless
    you.

  57. Thank you for all you do Wayne and your staff of Tyler light. with out this website and speaking to you Wayne I wouldnt of known what to do. Thank you for educating me on where to go and what to do to help out our family member. Keep up the Fight on the epidemic and if your ever up North in summit please contact me if you have a form I want to be there and possibly help out

    deepest requards
    your Friend at CC

  58. Wayne,

    I wouldn’t be getting throught this horrific ordeal with my daughter with out your guidance and this website. Thank you for all you do. One day soon I would like to be a volunteer with Tylerslite up here. And if you happen to come up North here call me I would love to tell our story.

  59. Thank you for coming to speak at Covington Catholic High School. The presentation was excellent, informative, and engaging. It will truly make a difference in some young people’s lives.

  60. A Poem written by my son…just wanted to share.

    Sitting here at my lowest
    I can win this “game” and I know it
    But the devil’s grasp is so tight
    I’m a slave to his product, but need to fight
    Physically, emotionally and spiritually I’m drained
    But I have to change, I will not live the same
    Frustration, panic, anger ,shame
    I’ll make it if I only push through the pain
    Just a false sense of happiness and joy
    Everytime I chase that dragon, it’s only a ploy
    When will this end? Why do I continue to die?
    Before I didn’t care, this time I’m going to try
    I will not dwell on things I’ve done, people I’ve hurt, or the past
    The fun is over, but it didn’t even really last.
    Full of anger, anxiety and shame…just a lost soul
    I have many pieces missing…just want to feel whole
    Love is unconditional, which I thought would soon cease
    I want ME back, MY family, My friends,
    I just NEED some PEACE

  61. Thank you for coming to our school and talking to us about DRUGS! It touched my heart and it made a huge difference in my life! I too have lost a very important family member of my family to drugs and I was wondering if I could have you email me so I can tell you my story and if anyone else wants to know I will gladly share it my email is nicoleheath50@yahoo.com! I will respond to everything even if it is just a comment or advice I will always take advice and questions. Thanks and have a blessed day!

  62. God Bless you – I am sooooo sorry for your loss. We are in the throws of an addiction now and need the support of your group. I’ve wanted to start an organization like yours in Dublin for a year but didn’t know how to go about it and am still dealing with such anger and confusion. I want to help any way I can.

  63. I saw the Youtube video regarding Tyler and then a followup article which also included the story of the death of Tyler’s friend to heroin addiction. Something just has to be done. I am also in recovery from opiates and hope to become a counselor in addiction in the near future. Education is key and the earlier the better. There should be a guest speaker at every elementary and high school in the country to educate our children about addictive drugs. Opiates are killing our children, and destroying the lives of family members struggling with kids who are addicted. How many deaths will it take in every school before our educators and politicians take this more seriously! The time is now!

  64. Well today you came to my school. Millersport, I just want to thank you honestly for coming an talking you affected me I know that not that I do drugs but because I have lost loved ones because of drugs.. I knew of Tyler I didn’t know him personally! I was told he was a wonderful kid! But thank you so much for everything and making an impact on me. It actually meant something to me!

  65. You came to our school today (carroll jr/sr high school) and every thing you said spoke to me. Ive met so many people in my school who do drugs and i worry about all of them. Ive also told on many of them. I herd many people talking about your lecture and i think youve hit through. Thank you so very much.

  66. You came to our school today (Bloom-Carroll). We’ve had a ton of assemblies about people doing drugs, and saying “no” to drugs, but none of them were like the Tyler’s Light Presentation. It had a strong and powerful message and I felt like I just wanted to cry. I will never forget this story. You are very strong to put on this presentation. I would love for you to come back and do the presentation again, it will have an everlasting affect on me.

  67. You came to our school(Steubenville High School) on Thrusday of last week (September,12,2013). I watched all the videos and I wish the student body could have seen these videos, I would love for you to come back and visit again. I wish you and your family and the other families the best of luck in their journey.

  68. We made a donation to Tyler’s Light in honor of Ann Galloway who passed away this week. We are sending thoughts and prayers to Aaron and Tara Casoli and their family.

    From A New Path

  69. I’ve heard your story on the news but have never heard you in person. I’ve lost 2 brothers over the years. It takes a huge toll on parents. With 3 children of my own, I shudder at the thought. You’re right when you say that it can happen over night.

    My friend, Tom Eckfeld, reminded me of your story last week. That’s why I came to your site and wanted to hear more. Thanks for sharing. That, in itself, is very courageous.

    What you’re doing is inspiring. Thanks.

  70. Tonight, I listened to you speak at my sons freshman orientation – listened, because after what was an incredibly long evening, your presentation was so powerful and moving, I was on the edge of my seat. I am in awe of what you and your family have turned your tragedy in to. You are truely making a difference.

  71. Donation made in honor of a very talented musician from Lexington, KY who lost his life fighting the same battle as Tyler this past weekend. It’s a reminder of how important the work is that you’re doing. Thank you Tylerslight!!!!

  72. Today, I saw you speak at West Jefferson High School and it almost brought me to tears. My brother is a recovering pills addict and it’s hard for me to go through an assembly like that without getting emotional. What you are doing is amazing and I hope that programs like yours help todays teens because I would never wish that another family would have to go through what your family has gone through or what my family has gone through. I wish you good luck and I have always wanted to tell my story about my brother, so if there’s ever a time that is a possibility, that’d be amazing. Thank you for speaking and I just wish you and your family well and to know you are making a difference.

  73. Just wanted you to know that I listened to you speak yesterday at Cambridge High School. Your story touched my heart. I would like to know how I can help? I have a young son and I cant imagine the pain that you have endured. Tyler’s Light is truly an amazing thing you are doing.

  74. Carolyn,

    We also have a son that was addicted to pain killers. We tried maryhaven (no insurance) and other programs around town with no real change at all. The best thing to happen was to find the Genesis house in Florida where he stayed for 1 month and then he moved to sober living in St. Paul, Minnesota. They have a huge support for sober living and have meetings practically 24/7. Our son, by the grace of God, has been sober for 5 months is working a steady job, happy and healthy. He said getting away was the best chance at kicking this forever. I just saw him a week ago and he looks wonderful and doing well, but he realizes he has a long way to continue to go to ensure a lifetime of sober living. More is needed than is provided by the facilities in town. It is a nightmare as a parent and the worry, frustration and anger can consume you. If you would like more information from me, please contact me through this website.

  75. The dispatch article brought me to your website-what you are doing is awesome and so very essential for parents and school administrators in todays world. I am the mother of a drug addict who started using when he was 12 years old. He is 29 now and graduating from OSU next weekend. I pray this is a step away from drugs forever, and a step to a long and successful life..I have learned though never to take any of that for granted and to stay in the present.
    God bless you!

  76. My son, Tyler , was part of an assembly at Bellaire High this week where you spoke of your tragic loss of your son. You have my sincerest sympathy. My son’s voice shook as he told your story. I knew it affected him. He has worn the wristband you passed out all week. He is an honor student and an athlete…reminds me very much of how you describe your son. Thank you for carrying on your son’s wishes and speaking to our children before this tragedy has a chance to control them too. Tonight at a baseball game, parents were discussing how it affected their kids. I’m sure these young people will make a better choice because of what you did for them this week. May God bless your family until you are all together again.

  77. Thank you for speaking at our school, truely one of the best we’ve had in a while!

  78. It’s heartbreaking for so many! Mostly my heart is broken for my 24 year old son who did not get to accomplish the things that he wanted because of addiction. I’ll miss him forever and I’m sorry to know that you are also suffering through this pain.

  79. I admire the strength you have and the ambition and drive for fighting this epidemic. Thank you!

  80. This is a great website. I am our in Colorado and have told a few parents about this website

  81. My sister in law amanda miller recently passed and I would like to help out your organization in any way possible. I have been through just about everything you can experience with druds and am now in aposition to give back and join the fight.

  82. I really think that you changed my perspective of what drugs can do to us and our families and friends. I had started takeing drugs but then thought about what i was doing to myself. I got susspended from school on May 25 2012 for the rest of the year because i had started takeing drugs to school and selling them even takeing them. I would smoke cigarettes when my mom went to work and i would sneak out just to do drugs. I started turning things around and saying i can do whatever i want but i just have to prove it to myself so i started getting stright A’s and i have got them for two quarters so far this year i hope tio get them the whole year. I am really sorry about Tyler but i hope he knows that his story changed my life and is keeping me safe.

  83. My mom almost died because of drugs and thank Gid she didn’t die or would not be on this planet today

  84. Thanks for coming to my school today and talking to us …I have addicts in my family an i see how they are so i know some what how u felt ….But sorry for your loss Tyler seemed like a cool dude even tho i never met him but i will mabey one day …… But thanks again you touched alot of our hearts. -Antonio

  85. October 18th, 2011 10:41 am
    Tyler lives on. Even though our hearts still ache with his absence, God honors our tears. He captures them in a bottle and pours them out as His blessings. May the Lord continue to be your strength and pour blessings of peace into your hearts. Tyler will never be forgotten.

  86. October 10th, 2011 9:18 pm
    May God bless and continue to comfort and strengthen you and your family Mrs. Campbell.From Mrs. Long’s teachers helper of last year. Vanity.

  87. October 7th, 2011 9:00 am
    Tyler was in my dream last night and as sad as it is, it was still wonderful to see his smile again. Campbell Family, you are forever in my heart and always on my mind. I appreciate everything that ya’ll are doing through this website, I think it is wonderfull. Love you Ty!

  88. September 17th, 2011 8:55 am
    Wayne and Christy, what a beautiful and moving tribute to Tyler’s life. I know that someone somewhere where learn from this tragedy and turn away from this epidemic that is ruining our youth. You are both a true inspiration to families who are dealing with this. We love you both and are always here for you.

  89. September 16th, 2011 11:28 pm
    I am so very sorry for your loss. Our children are so precious, and we try so hard to provide them with a good, safe life. My family and I continue to struggle with our eldest son’s addiction. He’s been in numerous rehabs, halfway houses, jail, and homeless shelters, and he’s only 19yrs. old. He’s over 100 days sober right now, but I never stop worrying how long this will last. I pray daily that he will make the right choices, stay sober, and be able to live a productive and successful life. I am thankful for your family for creating this site to honor Tyler. I believe it will help families and addicts find support, as well as prevent our young population from ever getting involved with addictive substances. May God bless your family as you have blessed mine with Tyler’s light.

  90. September 11th, 2011 5:27 pm
    My son Ian Evans was one of the four children you spoke about in the Dispatch article that lost their life to addiction that week. I never dreamed that a broken wrist three years ago would lead to the broken heart I have now. My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. I know your struggle. Many tears. Terri Cramer

  91. September 11th, 2011 8:37 am
    We can only imagine what its like to lose a son…We have been going thru addition now for 7 years ….many overdoses…many rehabs…many tears and many thanks to god he is here and still trying and believing we can turn this addiction around…every single day… he had a bicycle accident and that was the beginning with pain pills also .. which always seems to turn into herion….I am so sorry for your loss…we need to do somthing to get these kids not to use 1 single time… just say no …is not working so thank god people are aware and wanting to do something about this horrible disease….thank you so much…..Beth Winner

  92. September 10th, 2011 11:01 pm
    Thank you so much for educating people on the terrible effects drugs have on all of us. The families of addicts are deeply affected and life is never the same. God Bless your family.

  93. September 10th, 2011 2:25 pm
    We lost our beautiful Emily three weeks before her 19th birthday, May 1, 2011, due to an accidential overdose of oximorphone which she ingested at a ‘friend’s’ party. She died within minutes and had no idea what happened to her. We were told she just went to sleep. Death certificate lists cause as pulmonary edema. What resources have you found helpful? I cannot find any books on accidential overdosing. Now, whenever I read a young, promising person’s obit, I pray for them and their family to be able to move on with some sort of normalicy. Please pray for us as well.

  94. September 10th, 2011 6:47 am
    I strongly support groups like Young Life in high school and Wyld Life in middle school. They helped my sons be able to hang out with kids whose focus was not drugs and alcohol…. but having good clean fun.

  95. September 9th, 2011 8:14 am
    I never knew Tyler but knowing his parents throughout our college years, I am quite confident he was an awesome young man. I can only imagine what Tyler’s family is going through. Tyler’s Light is a great tribute to Tyler’s life and will be a great help to other families that need guidance in dealing with rough times. God Bless you all.

  96. September 8th, 2011 3:38 pm
    Our family is praying for you. So sorry to hear about your tragic loss. I know our boys’ knew each other in passing, I wish we had gotten to know your Tyler he seemed like such a great big brother and friend. Let us know if we can help in any way. I think what you are doing in Tyler’s memory is going to save lives. God Bless you! Sincerely, Mike, Angie, Chase, Carson and Cade Myers.

  97. September 7th, 2011 12:21 pm
    Thank you to the Campbell Family for creating this educational tool and website for our community. Pickerington cannot hide under a rock and pretend the problems with “Drug Abuse” in our neighborhoods don’t exist. We do not live in poor neighborhoods where we teach our children to steal – however, I have suffered the effects of individuals trying to break into my home to “steal” so they can get drug money. These are scary times we are living and I salute you for standing up against an issue that Tyler lost his life for. I will do what I can to support and volunteer esp. in remembrance of Tyler’s life and spirit. He would want for us to be a United Team.

  98. Your story about Tyler touched me when you came to my middle school. I believe that you brought a message to our school and I really appreciate it. I am so sorry about your loss and I will keep you in my prayers. God Bless and STAY STRONG cause I know that Tyler is looking done on his wonderful family.

  99. September 7th, 2011 10:57 am
    My heart and thoughts go out to the Campbell family. Although I never met Waynes Son Tyler, I couldn’t imagine losing, my Son who is the same age. He will be with you all in spirit and God bless all that you help save with this program.

  100. September 5th, 2011 7:07 pm
    What a wonderful way to honor Tyler. It is an inspiration to see your dedication to helping others in his memory. You are truly wonderful parents and I wish you the best in this endeavor. I will share this site with my friends and please let me know if there any other way I can help. May God Bless you and your family.

  101. September 4th, 2011 9:38 pm
    I just learned of this and I can not begin to put into words my thoughts or feelings. My prayers go to the Campbell family and all his friends. I had the pleasure of coaching him in the Central District All-Star Game and he was impressive as a person and a player. (As I remember it he had the go ahead T.D. that sealed the victory for the O.C.C. team). The love you have for your son is what will make Tylerslight a successful outreach program. I truely admire how your family is taking such a heartbreak and turning it into a love for others. If there is anything that I may be able to please let me know. May God you all and Tylerslight.

  102. September 4th, 2011 7:42 pm
    This website is educational and eye opening, I know many hearts are aching and will continue to ache the loss of Tyler, taking the terrible tradgedy of his loss and turning it into a positive outreach to impact and help the lives of others is a beautiful thing. Thank you Campbell family, love you all very much!

  103. September 4th, 2011 8:14 am
    I was Tyler’s 7th grade math teacher. I just found out today after reading that the Akron team had TC on their helmets in honor of him. He was a great kid. I used to see him around pickerington from time to time. It is amazing that you are taking this tragedy and turning it around and helping educate others. Thank You.

  104. September 1st, 2011 9:21 pm
    So many of us have been fortunate to know and love Tyler. He was so loving, kind and always ready to help you if you needed him. I’m so glad to see that he is continuing to help others thru Tyler’s Light. What a great resource for families who are looking for assistance and knowledge.

  105. September 1st, 2011 6:08 pm
    It doesn’t get much worse than the pain and heartache from losing someone you truly love. Nothing can rescue your family from the harsh reality. Yesterday is no more. The life of Tyler has been permanently extinguished and your life can, and will, never be the same. So, while we do not possess the ability to erase the excruciating sorrow, I pray the words that follow will help you in time see a brighter day. What kept me going when things were the darkest… I had to believe that she was in a better place. I had to believe that what happened to her had some meaning… some purpose. And I had to believe that if I continue to strive to do the right things and follow in her path then, one day, I would see her again. Don’t live by anyone else’s timetable. Time is what’s needed for your pain and heartache to dissipate. Whatever time is right for you… However, don’t forget to dedicate due time to the happy memories and inspired impacts that happened along the way. Because therein lies your opportunity to pay much deserved tribute to Tyler as well as the healing perspective that ultimately fosters brighter days. The way I figure it is spirituality is the only game in town. Just consider… What do you get if you don’t believe and you’re right? You get to say… I was right. Of course, you’re gone so you can’t say it anyway. Or what if reincarnation pans out… in which case, you’ll come back whether you believed or not. But, what do you have to lose if you don’t believe and you’re wrong? Now there’s the question…

  106. September 1st, 2011 3:51 pm
    I lost my son June 8,2011 only by the grace of god will you get by. There is a reason god took my son and yours . If god took my son so I can save someone else son then so be it ,it is gods will ,please if I can help you threw this please call 17403173780 . Always remember life is hard but god is good all the time! Remember your son is in gods hands now what a wonderful place to be ! I got your web site from the gentleman from the wellsburg post office .god bless you

  107. September 1st, 2011 1:56 pm
    I don’t know Tyler, but I just want to pray for his family and other who are effected by this demon. May God keep all of you strong, and when you need a friend God is there to listen, we don’t understand everything that god does, because his way and our way are not the same, we just need to trust him, even in the storms, may god bless you all.

  108. September 1st, 2011 1:09 pm
    It’s so wonderful that you have found the strength to honor Tyler by helping others. I would love to volunteer to help in any way I can.

  109. I did’nt know Tyler but he has an amazing group of friends and family!

  110. September 1st, 2011 10:50 am
    As a mother of a son struggling with heroin addiction and still currently in treatment, it is very comforting to know that the awareness of this disease is being brought forward in the community. Wayne and Christy were there for my son on a very dark dark night in my sons life. Thank You Wayne and Christy for creating this awareness, it is very real. Tyler will always be remembered and hold a special place in my heart.

  111. September 1st, 2011 10:10 am
    Tyler was my cousin. He was compassionate, strong, intelligent and a wonderful person. I think of him on my drive to work, and often find myself crying at the thought of what happened. His memory will help so many others however, I know that his message will save lives. Hardcore drugs are extremely prevalent in my generation. I know hundreds of people hooked on various types of hardcore drugs and struggling with addiction. It is unfortunately uncommon, and I fear will become more common with the added stress my generation faces every day. Tyler’s message and memory will help so many to rethink their actions, and seek help. Addiction has nothing to do with character, and everything to do with a situation. ANY person, can become a victim to drug use. I’m here to aid in that message and here to also remember Tyler as the loving family member that he was. If you or someone you know is addicted to hardcore drugs, please seek help immediately. Tell your family. Tell a friend. There IS help, there is hope, there is life after drug use, there is great love or you, and those of us here who love Tyler will be your allies. Here’s to living a life free from the use of hardcore drugs, to Tyler’s loving memory, and to all of those who knew him as the caring, loving soul that he was.

  112. September 1st, 2011 10:00 am
    Ben Christy is my nephew and was a schoolmate and close friend of Tyler. Ben forwarded an email with a link to Tyler’s Light. I plan to link this sight and pass on in hopes of educating others. I also have a son and daughter. Ben, like so many others, ask “Why”, “How can this be” . . . so much pain; pain that comes from having true love. My prayers go out for Tyler’s family and friends.

  113. September 1st, 2011 5:30 am
    I was so moved by the amount of friends and family at Tyler’s service. The out-pouring of love for Tyler was a reflection of what an incredible person he was. What happened to Tyler can happen to anyone’s child but Christy and Wayne have chosen to turn their grief into something positive in educating others, which is a reflection of the wonderful parents Christy and Wayne are. They are truly wonderful people I am blessed to have ithem n my life.

  114. Tyler was a great friend to many people, and a great person in general. We will be thinking about him this weekend during the Ohio State-Akron game, wishing he was still on the field to lead his team during the first kickoff to the season.

  115. August 31st, 2011 10:36 pm
    What an incredible gift you are giving this community-your son, his tragic death and your abundant heart. I am grateful & anxious to help in this war! Thank you for the opportunity.

  116. August 31st, 2011 1:38 pm
    I did not know Tyler, but I know many similar stories like his. I hope Tyler’s Light will help other young people who are struggling with drug addiction. Tyler’s grandparents, Earnie and Hazel Campbell are lifelong friends of mine. Rest in peace Tyler

  117. August 31st, 2011 11:09 am
    We, like so many, were totally shocked when we heard about Tyler’s death because he was so perfect in so many ways. He came from a very loving & supportive family, pushed himself to excel in football, & always made his parents so very proud. Tyler was adored by an entire community– he certainly was not the face of a typical addict. We didn’t know that this could happen to a kid just like ours– to someone that we LOVE!! Now, we do!! We did not even know that drugs, like heroin, were so prevalent in the “nice” places where we live. Now, we do!! We ALL need to know what is out there & what we can do to protect our kids & to fight back. MANY, MANY THANKS to Tyler’s Light for giving us a forum!!!!!!!!!!!

  118. August 28th, 2011 9:40 am
    We would love to be a part of this war against drugs. Please let me know how we can help. Remembering Tyler always. He is always on our mind and forever in our hearts!

  119. August 26th, 2011 7:06 pm
    Tyler was my nephew. He was a great kid who somehow got caught up in this drug craze. Drugs are so powerful, every day somebody loses their son, daughter, mother or father to this devil. Just say “NO” to drugs God Bless All Who Are Fighting This War

  120. August 26th, 2011 9:19 am
    Great beginning. Let’s just get alot more info out here. People use the internet for research so I can see pages of useful info coming in the near future. Excellent start.

  121. August 26th, 2011 9:08 am
    Parents and Children alike, talk to someone! Challenge your freindships and speak up when you need help or see someone who is in need of help. Continue to be there for them even though they don’t want you around. Complacency is our enemy!

  122. August 26th, 2011 7:58 am
    Finally someone is reaching out to the Pickerington community to educate, care & love families who are battling drug addiction. Can’t wait to get more involved with Tyler’s Light!

  123. August 25th, 2011 6:30 pm
    I never did meet Tyler but I want to help my friend Alex anyway I can.

  124. July 31st, 2012 10:35 pm
    I just learned of your cause today, on the one year anniversary of Tyler’s Light. May the work you are doing continue to shine brightly into the dark recesses of drug addiction. God bless your efforts to bring awareness to this threat to the youth of our community.

  125. August 30th, 2012 11:33 am
    Wayne, Your families commitment to this worthy cause is most admirable and a fitting tribute to your son. I did not know your son but heard about this casue through my younger children who attend schools in PISD. I was reintroduced to you on a proffesional level only recently. All the best with this tremendous cause and on behalf of the Palmer family, God Bless.

  126. September 25th, 2012 12:08 am
    Thinking of you both as well your boys. May GOD continue to guide you in this journey.

  127. Patti thank you so much for the reply. It is very lonely being a mother of an addict. I will contact you and look up the meetings.

  128. I too have a son addicted to heroin. He has been thru several residential rehabs a a few intensive outpatient treatments. After the last residential we could not let him move back to our home because he had stolen so many items and money from our home. He has never been clean very long but I realize that is the reality of the addiction to opiates. Our son was also at parkside. I know what you are feeling as far as having other parents that understand. I felt the same way about alanon however there are nar anon meetings popping up every where. I have not been to a face to face meeting ut have been on the nar anon online forum for about a year now and it has been a God send. Just o a search for nar anon online and you can sign up or just read all the comments nd ans. It’s wonderful. I also agree that long term and affordable help is so hard to find. Waiting lists are long and hard to find detox centers. Bottom line though is that all we can do for them at this point is take care of ourselves and put them n Gods hands. If you are in the Columbus area there are 2 nar anon meetings on Bethel rd. I believe they are on Wed and Sun?… You can find all th meetings on the naranon.org web site. If you would like to email me my address us pjs11@sbcglobal.net. Hugs….

  129. Every time I think that this website is top notch it keeps rising to the next notch of greatness. We are fortunate to have such a committed and dedicated group of volunteers who encourage all of us to “STAND UP AND SAVE A LIFE!” You are a blessing to not only Pickeringtoh where we live but to many communities.
    May the Lord grant you peace and love of family and friends during this Holiday time and know that you are making more touchdowns than the STEELERS can count when it comes to tackling all the problems that drugs have created for everyone. Go Tyler’s Light!!! – from your cheering section and fan, KB. You are the best.

  130. October 12th, 2012 7:40 am
    10/11/12 Brooke High School Wellsburg, Wv. Thank you for your sacrifices to help our families in Brooke County. Looking forward to starting a chapter of Tylers Light in our community! See you on 10/23/12.

  131. October 12th, 2012 8:11 am
    Your speech last night at Brooke High was phenomenal! We are happy that you came to our communities and talked with the young teens who need to hear real life stories of the tragedies that can come with the use of drugs. Teens only relate to things that are real, and that was very real and very touching! Thank you again for being so strong and being able to tell your story & we hope we can help you and all the others out there fighting this battle and save lives!

  132. October 22nd, 2012 10:26 pm
    Mr. Campbell, I want to thank you for coming to Brooke High School today im a 9th grade student there and i just want to say your sons story touched my heart. his story made me think of my uncle. On March 25 2011 my uncle had a heroin overdose and died.he was an amazing son brother uncle and friend anyone could ask for. Drugs took over his life. i would have never thought that my 22 year old uncle would have pasted away of a heroin overdose. he has been gone for a year and 7 months.and its the hardest thing i have ever gone though in my life. i just want to say i have always wanted to help people that were going though a loss of a family member do to a drug overdose. and thanks to you today i feel like i can help anyone. so thank you so much for telling your sons story.

  133. October 24th, 2012 11:42 pm
    Tylers father came and spoke to our school, Wheeling Park, and told us his story. This is such a great program, I think it helped some people out instantly. Mr.Campbell, you have more courage than most people. You and Tyler are making a difference, although he’s no longer able to be here, he’s changing peoples lives. Thank you guys, god bless you and your family.

  134. October 31st, 2012 11:20 am
    Wayne, I want to thank you for coming to Worthington last night to share your story. I believe it was very beneficial for our students, staff and school community to hear the message. I am looking forward to working with you to bring your message to our entire student body. Thanks again, Michael Kuri

  135. November 9th, 2012 7:36 pm
    When I saw this presentation at my school(Follansbee Middle School), it really caught my attention. Although I already wasn’t going to start drugs, this presentation really told me more about drugs than what I knew about drugs. I’m just glad I saw this presentation. I really bet that this presentation changed my future by making it even better. (Thanks for the presentation guys)

  136. I read your story about Tyler in Columbus Monthly, I am so sorry for your loss. Your story is the same as mine. My son was very successful in life until a football accident casued him to have surgery. He came out of surgery his junior year in high school addicted to pain killers. They were so easy to get. The other football players had injuries so they were all using pain killers and swapping them around. Now my beautiful boy is addicted to heroin. He is living at the salvation army downtown because it is no longer safe to have him at home. My heart is so broken. He has thirty two days today clean. I pray and pray that he will make it to the next step. I guess what I am looking for is help. Is there support out there for parents where we can talk about what is going on and how to deal with the emotions. When I went to alanon they didn’t get down to the nitty gritty of talking about it. Also, there doesn’t seem to be any long term treatment centers without costing us our home. We do have insurance so he has been to Parkside but long term..how to have support for the first 90 days or even the first year. Thank you for your help

  137. This is our new website. Feel free to leave us a comment or use the “Contact US” form.

  138. I love you Tyler

  139. August 27th, 2011 9:44 am
    In memory of Tyler, I would like to be a part in helping and changing the direction of our community and our children’s lives. Tyler, you will be forever missed, but your life will be an inspiration that is beyond our imagination. I know that whatever you did, came straight from the heart and even now you watch over your family and friends as we move forward to make a difference. Tyler you are an angel from God.

  140. August 25th, 2011 8:35 am
    I love you Tyler! Your light will shine forever in my heart. Love you forever and ever-Mom

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