Doctor speaks out about daughter’s heroin death
“I opened the door and I found her submerged in the bathtub, dead,” he told the students.
“There was a syringe floating in the water next to her.”
Spitler’s speech to 800 students at Hobart High School was his first in front of students since losing his daughter, Manda, nineteen months ago. After his powerful talk earlier this month, several students asked questions or stopped to thank him. Spitler said he’s willing to do talks wherever he’s wanted, wherever he has a chance to steer even one young person away from drugs.
“It makes me feel I’m actually doing something and making Manda’s death have some kind of purpose and meaning. There’s no way I couldn’t do things like this,” Spitler said.