THE TOXIC TREND OF MIXING PRESCRIPTION DRUGS WITH ALCOHOL IS RESULTING IN TOO MANY ACCIDENTAL DEATHS. WE HOPE OUR DOCUMENTARY PROGRAM WILL HELP TO CREATE CHANGE AND SAVE LIVES.
A parent’s worst nightmare, Genny’s son Clay died at age 19 after mixing a prescription drug and alcohol while attending a party in July 2015 in Winchester, Massachusetts, the summer after his sophomore year in college. Rather than retreating in grief, Genny and her husband Geoff committed to act and share their story. They started the Clay Soper Memorial Fund and made a documentary entitled ‘If They Had Known’, a documentary told by kids for kids, to educate viewers about the risks of the current party culture. Nominator Jennifer shares, “Despite the tragedy and great loss to her and her family, Genny has made it her mission to help educate kids, schools, and adults about what happened to her family, hoping to prevent this from happening to someone else.”
Genny shares, “Our goal is to have as many students view this film as possible. The toxic trend of mixing prescription drugs with alcohol is resulting in too many accidental deaths. We hope our documentary program will help to create change and save lives.”
We are incredibly touched by courage, strength, and your desire to help others, Genny. You are a shining example of a beautiful light following a tragedy few can imagine. Please help us share her mission so that other lives are saved.