In 24-hours the video of a father telling his 8-year-old son, that he has lost his mother to a drug overdose is going viral with more than 500,000 shares and 63,000 comments on Facebook.
The video shows Dad, Brenden Clark, sitting down with his son telling him his mother had died the night before of a heroin overdose. Brenden said that he felt it was important to capture this life changing moment on camera to try to help save at least one other life from becoming another drug statistic.
Watch the video here:
We did talk to Brenden early Tuesday evening and we didn’t have much time to talk because he was at work, but he said that the drug epidemic is serious and he shared the video to try to open people’s eyes and to try to save lives. He also added, the drug epidemic isn’t only affecting the people addicted but it’s also affecting the people, that in this circumstance, they leave behind.
He did share that as of Tuesday, he was 95 days sober himself.
Stay with 7News for more with Brenden Clark.