As the Executive director of the Cope Foundation 19, I have grown and learned so much during my journey to bring light to the opioid abuse epidemic. I lost my son Justin Matteson in 2019. He left 3 children behind. If he hadn't passed, None of this work would be happening. I do miss my son horribly. But I also accept the loss and realize that many lives may benefit on his behalf. What a testimony of faith and success.
Loss of a child is horrendous. Moving forward with God's work is a huge reward.