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Trump Reaches Out to Mother of Opioid Victim

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By    |   Monday, 12 February 2018 10:24 AM

President Donald Trump on Monday thanked the mother of a young man who died of an opioid overdose for her “kind words” in her interview on Fox News earlier in the day.

"A lot of it all about numbers with this epidemic. And these are our babies," Kruczek said on “Fox & Friends.

Kruczek appeared on the show to talk about her son, Nick, who died at age 20 in 2013, and to read an excerpt of a letter she wrote to Trump on the opioid crisis.

"This is the biggest epidemic our nation has ever faced. Now, we know that addiction is a disease. It's not a moral dilemma. It is a fact. And this is the only disease that I know of that is not being handled and treated appropriately as one," she said.

Kruczek said that when Nick was a high school freshman, a teammate gave him a pill to relax just before his first varsity hockey game. He would later tell his parents that he never played a game sober after that, and five years later he died of an overdose.

Kruczek said that she had written a letter to Trump for Valentine’s Day, and that many other parents of opioid victims have come together to do the same.

"I can walk away the lucky one, though,” she read. “I was privileged to be Nick's mom for 20 years. And I got to hear, 'I love you, Mom' every single day."

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President Donald Trump on Monday thanked the mother of a young man who died of an opioid overdose for her "kind words" in her interview on Fox News earlier in the day. "Thank you to Sue Kruczek, who lost her wonderful and talented son Nick to the Opioid scourge, for your kind...
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