Lisa Gray: A Promise to Jordan

Here is Renee's interview with Lisa Gray, a Simsbury mother who lost her 24 year old son Jordan Arakelian from a heroin overdose. She shares her family's story and how they're now working to honor Jordan's life with the non-profit, A Promise to Jordan.

She also chats about the CT Recovers campaign to combat the opioid epidemic, including the upcoming "A Concert For Recovery" with headliner Keith Urban.

Listen to the full interview here:

A Promise to Jordan is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation named for Jordan Arakelian, a Connecticut resident who lost his nine-year battle with addiction on June 30, 2018 at just 24 years of age.

Jordan wanted badly to help others who struggled with substance use disorders. A Promise to Jordan is his loved ones’ promise to fight to save others from following the path that ultimately ended his life.

The mission of A Promise to Jordan is to raise awareness and eliminate the stigma of addiction, assist people in accessing quality care, and give hope that recovery is possible to those struggling with addiction.

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Every day, at least two people in Connecticut die from an opioid overdose. Connecticut REALTORS, iHeartMedia and WTNH News 8 are teaming up to help reduce that staggering number. Today marks the start of a multi-month campaign to raise money and build awareness surrounding Connecticut’s opioid crisis.

The campaign will air on all media platforms including television, radio, digital and social media. The highlight of the campaign will be a concert headlined by Academy of Country Music & Country Music Association “Entertainer of the Year,” Keith Urban. Titled ‘A Concert for Recovery’ at Mohegan Sun Arena on Sunday, November 17th at 7:00pm.

Proceeds from the concert ticket sales will be donated by CT REALTORS to the CTREALTORS Foundation to provide charitable grants to organizations in CT addressing the opioid crisis.

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