This episode is a conversation with Cameo Nicole Jones, a young woman whose post on Facebook caught my attention, "I don't want to attend another funeral." She has attended many funerals mostly by young people losing their battles to drug overdose. Drug addiction in America is horrifying, it's a national crisis!
Thanks so much Cameo Nicole Jones, Outreach Coordinator at 1st Step Behavioral Health for the amazing and important conversation about drug addiction in America.
My special guest for this episode is Kelly Kowall, Gold Star Mother of SPC Corey Kowall who died during a combat operation in Afghanistan in 2009. Kelly is the president and founder of My Warrior's Place, located in Ruskin Florida. It is a beautiful Retreat Center for our Veterans, Military Service Members, First Responders, and Gold Star, Blue Star, and Silver Star Family Members. We talked about the amazing programs at the center as well as the upcoming event, Battle of the Bay by Land, Sea, and Air.
I came to this country with no education and I wish it didn't take 3000 lives for me to realize that I needed to understand the world much better. My life have changed significantly after 9/11. In 2005, I received my associate degree, in 2007 my bachelor's, in 2009 my master's, and 2014 I received my doctorate. Today, I devote my time and life as a community scholar engaging people globally and trying to bring communities together, one complicated conversation at a time.