NEVER HELPLESS. NEVER HOPELESS.
FIGHTING HEROINE ADDICTIONS...
With The Jeremy Castro Foundation
In 2017, I woke up to the horrific and devastating news of the passing of a friend, active EMT, brother and son, Jeremy Castro
I was in honest disbelief and shock. I didn’t think there’d ever be a day where his face just wouldn’t be around anymore
A lot of people write off drug users or addicts as people who are useless and have no hope...
I never saw Jeremy as ‘an addict’, I always remembered him being so nice when I saw him, fun to be around, and ready to help.
He even worked as the trainer at the local YMCA which I eventually began working at too.
Everyone there would ask me about him, and talk about how much they missed him working there, and they really loved him.
I still remember the last time I saw him, it was at another gym and he was still his kind and hard working self.
I may not have many memories with him but the ones I do have are all positive.
There’s so much you want to say to the family when they are grieving but I know the Castros, and they’ve always been STRONG PEOPLE.
They have now created a foundation in his honor.
They work day in and day out to be the judgement free source for addicts and the education provider for others.
Releasing the stigma or the belief that addiction is only present in ‘bad’ neighborhoods with ‘bad’ people.
I am posting this today because even if drug abuse doesn’t touch you or your family; you can still help.
In 2019 they will be starting up Sober Saturdays to have fun events, games, or gatherings to support the cause.
They just got added into amazon smile as a charity which can be donated to with every purchase.
And they have big plans for the future. I’m even thinking we gotta get a fitness event going in his honor.
Please follow them so when they post about events or opportunities to help you can share it or even get involved yourself.
You can even buy one of these shirts or sweatshirts today too. Look at their social media or website for info
It’s seriously so soft and comfy and the tee is a v-neck w a flattering fit 😍
If you can’t help monetarily, please share to raise awareness. Please visit their website to see how you can get involved.
|Celeste Rains-Turk; Celestial_Fit International and Building More than Just a Body||