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The opioid crisis in the United States is shattering the lives of addicts and breaking the hearts of families every day.  In this episode of The Story Behind Her Success, we meet Kate Genovese, the mother of a son she called her “golden boy” Christopher “Geno” Genovese.  A gifted all-star athlete, Geno experienced 6 serious injuries on the ice as a hockey player and on the football field.  These high school and college sports injuries lead to Geno’s addiction to painkillers, fentanyl and finally, heroin.  Geno died of an overdose at only 30 and Kate’s journey, as his mother and a lifelong registered nurse, brings light and honesty to an epidemic that knows no bounds.  Her book, Hat Tricks From Heaven follows the Genovese family through moments of hope to final heartache.  Kate’s loss is eased only by her need to educate other parents by telling her story and finally, to fund a half-way house with proceeds from the sale of this inspiring book.   #storybehindhersuccess    #16LifeLessons   #mydoveproductions


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