Ken was a 2 time all-county athlete in both football and lacrosse at Jamesville-Dewitt high school where he became addicted to painkillers from sports injuries. He went on to star in football at St. John Fisher College and lacrosse at Nazareth College, where his addiction really began to take over his life. Ken still managed to play lacrosse professionally despite his addiction and lead a successful life but substances were taking over.
Hundreds of students have reached out to Ken for assistance in getting clean and sober. The presentation opens the doors of healthy communication between students, family members and school faculty. He has been handed bags of pills, suicide notes, bags of illicit drugs and been able to get those students the help the need. Family members of addicts stay in touch with Ken for support, as well.
Ken has now shared his story with over 100,000 students across the country. Speaking in hundreds of schools and communities. Each school reports the students talking about the impact his presentation made on them months, even years, after he spoke there. His presentation is not one your students will soon forget.