Another death. Another grieving family. Another beautiful life cut short because of synthetic marijuana.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to Kathleen Gaspar’s family, and pray that justice will be done.
Thank you, Shannon Sheehan, for coming forward, for sharing your story, and for helping us to fight synthetic marijuana.
Your courage and inspiration may have already saved lives.
Steve Stout, firstname.lastname@example.org, 815-431-4082
Following a family tragedy last fall, Shannon Sheehan of Ottawa is on a crusade.
“My mother, Kathleen Gaspar, died last September following a fall inside her Marseilles home,” said Sheehan. “And, although her death certificate says she died of massive head injuries, I am sure it was fake, synthetic pot that took her life.”
Sheehan, 31, a mother of two, wants to spread the word about the “little known dangers of synthetic pot and other drugs” gaining popularity across the state and nation.
Holding a photograph of her mother, 53, Sheehan explained it is her belief her mother smoked synthetic marijuana purchased from a local convenience store, became disoriented (“possibly delusional”) and stumbled around into walls and furniture around the house before finally falling, fatally striking her head. Continue reading