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The Guardian: Aimee Dunkle and the Solace Foundation of Orange County

Ben Dunkle, who died of a heroin overdose, with his mother Aimee, who started Solace Foundation in southern California to distribute naloxone after his death. Photograph: Courtesy of the Dunkle family Ben Dunkle died at the age of 20, abandoned in a car park by panicked friends who had no idea how to save his life as he overdosed on heroin. “I’m certain that if they had been carrying naloxone, they wouldn’t have run away,” said his mother, Aimee Dunkle. After Ben’s death, Aimee made it a mission to get naloxone, an antidote that can bring overdosing opioid users back from the brink of death within minutes, into the hands of as many people as she could. In February she founded the Solace Foun

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