Rockford mom on son’s heroin death: ‘It’s right here’


ROCKFORD, Mich. (WOOD) — A Rockford mom is sharing her family’s  desperate decade-long fight to wrestle her son from heroin’s clutches.

Bobby Bubin died of a heroin overdose on Christmas Eve of 2016. But  his mom, Wendy, says the first sign of trouble came more than a decade  before when Bobby was caught with marijuana at Rockford High School.

That’s where Wendy will travel Tuesday, Oct. 17 to share her son’s story.

From 6:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. at Rockford High School, Wendy and  several other speakers will help shed light on the “New Face of  Addiction,” which is the title of the event. It’s all part of Rockford Public School’s Developing Healthy Kids initiative.

The Developing Healthy Kids campaign was founded by the district in  2011 to support mental health awareness and suicide prevention.

At 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, the Red Project will hold a 30 minute training session on how to use naloxone, the drug that can reverse an opioid overdose and save lives.

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