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  1. Thank you Britt for making this information available to the public and the presenter Lana Fine was excellent. People there , obviously were there to be a help to others. Statistics like 8,000 people in Canada , dying of opioid overdoses. More than aids has ever killed. Learning of how many fentanyl deaths occur accidently due to fentanyl contaminations of injection areas. How the breathing stops and how the most important thing to do is to keep the patient breathing to prevent brain damage which can occur in a short 3 minutes without oxygen. The age stats in Canada have dropped to 40 due to the amount of our precious young people dying. Tara Munro, a counselor, partnered and assisted with Lana for this class. Lana is passionate about what she does and is passionate about saving lives. Even if she needs to give up to 17 injections to bring someone to life and spend hours breathing air into the lungs she will do so and over and over, because her hope is that at some point this life will turn around and leave behind that life.
    Both Lana and Tara have been trying desperately to get into the schools to talk with students and teachers and show them how to use the naloxone kits and to give out the kits, which cost $68 each, to save lives. There have been 3 overdoses at Oak Bay High, yet they have not been allowed in to help fight the crisis. The School Board needs to open their ears and the Principals as well and face the fact that young people are at risk. If you can I would urge every parent, grandparent PAC leader etc. to put pressure on the schools to have these ladies come and talk to the schools, including students and teachers. We have a duty to protect the most vulnerable among us and education is so important. Keeping some kits at schools and teaching adult members how to administer naloxone and to keep someone alive by breathing oxygen into them. There are first aiders in the schools as well but many are not trained in the use of naloxone and what to do if someone overdoses. The window to save someone when they have started to turn blue is so short. You only have 2 minutes to react and save someone. Ladies and Gentlemen, this is a crisis. Get involved and know how you can help save a life. I am so glad I went and had my eyes opened to the tragedy all around us.
    Call Lana Fine at 250-384-2366 to have her come and talk to your school, your workplace, construction site or to your event organizations, ie music festivals etc.