First Wednesdays

Free Public Talks at Libraries around Vermont

Junkie, Sister, Daughter, Mom: A Love Story from the Opioid Epidemic

In October 2018, a young Vermont mom named Madelyn Linsenmeir died after a long struggle with addiction. Her obituary went viral and was read by millions of people around the world. Madelyn’s sister, writer Kate O’Neill, shares her family’s experience loving and losing Maddie, the stories of other Vermonters impacted by this disease, and potential solutions to the crisis.

This video was recorded at the Brooks Memorial Library in Brattleboro on November 6, 2019. 

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