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

“… I thought that the speaker was a great idea. I had never had a speaker that interested me or had my attention for a whole one hour and 25 minutes. When we finished I walked up to him and I had to shake his hand I think more people would think about [the dangers of] doing heroin. I know I will." R.S.