From Heroin To Hope

I am Mann Spitler. My wife, Phyllis, and I lost our 20-year-old daughter, Manda, when she injected herself with a lethal dose of heroin on March 30, 2002.

Since December of 2002, I have told Manda's Story to every public and private group that has invited me. The purpose of verbally detailing her addiction and subsequent death is to prevent drug abuse and addiction. As much as I would like to personally protect every young person from addiction to drugs, I can't. But, Manda's Story can help them protect themselves. It also stimulates parents to take the specific actions needed to protect their children.

Manda's Story has the power to change life-threatening behavior and I remain committed to telling it. Please contact me to arrange for this compelling presentation. It may save a life.

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Manda Spitler

Manda Spitler

"Dear Dr. Spitler… I just want to thank you for coming in and talking to us. I think it opened a lot of people's eyes and it touched me also. My father died of cancer a year ago because ofhis addiction to cigarettes. I know his addiction to cigarettes isn't as serious as your daughter's with heroin, but it is to me. And, the part of your speech when you said that if you had passed away, you would want your daughter to have a good life and be happy-I thought about myself and it justifies the way I feel." C.B.