“He had a heart of gold. If someone wanted something, he’d give you the shirt off his back…”
Karen Perry talks about losing her son, Richie, to a heroin overdose with her daughter-in-law, Kristen Perry. Karen Perry helped found the NOPE (Narcotics Overdose Prevention & Education) Task Force after Richie’s death.
Produced by Dan Collison with interviews recorded by StoryCorps at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit, March 28-31, 2016. To learn more about StoryCorps, visit their website at storycorps.org.