LETTER: Granddaughter’s tragic story will bring hope to some families

Grandmother of South Surrey teen who lost her life to drugs hopes the teens story will help others

Adriana Falcon is a South Surrey teen who lost her life to drugs in 2013. The Now recently told her story to highlight the 'epidemic' of other teens and youth facing addiction and mental health issues. Her grandmother reached out to thank us.

The Editor,

Re: “A daughter’s downward spiral,” the Now, Nov. 17.

I wanted to thank reporter Amy Reid for such a well written article about my granddaughter.

Reid did justice to her memory and brought much needed attention to this horrific plight that is effecting so many young people.

Each time her story is shared, I have to believe it will have a positive effect on all involved.

On a personal note my son is driven to try to find not only justice for his sweet Adriana but to also help and support other parents who are going through the same nightmare. And sadly, there are far too many, which is really sad. There are many other “Adrianas” out there who need to know there is help.

Also, parents need to have the power to step in and decide when to have them forced into treatment if they are young and are a danger to themselves.

Again, I’m so grateful for all you did to get this told once again.

Barbara Falcon, Adriana’s “Grams”

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