Tamara Lorincz has shared this public statement about the tragic death of her brother in October 2020, in the hope that telling Derek’s story will help others and will encourage a stronger movement towards drug reform.
Tamara says: “With this statement, I would like to be open about my brother’s death, and to let you to know why I will be an advocate for compassionate drug policies and I will share these posts on my social media etc. I am trying to move from deep sadness to action. I hope people will find compassion in their hearts for my brother and those struggling with addiction, and understand a bit more about the connection between trauma and addiction. With compassion, love and peace.
Derek’s obituary: https://edmontonjournal.remembering.ca/obituary/derek-modry-1080625040
Tamara’s story – www.balsillieschool.ca/tamara-lorincz/