The thought of being buried alive is the stuff of many people’s worst nightmares.
Not for activist John Edwards. He’s on a quest.
Clean for 27 years, the Irishman battled an addiction to drugs and alcohol and has devoted his life to helping others.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than a half million people died from drug overdoses from 2000 to 2015, and 91 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. The White House Council of Economic Advisers put the true cost of the crisis in 2015 at $504 billion on Monday, when President Donald Trump said the opioid epidemic was “ravaging” the country.
The 62-year-old Edwards is lying in an eight-foot-by-three-foot coffin in the dirt outside River at Tampa Bay church in Florida to bring awareness to the opioid epidemic in the United States and elsewhere. It’s his third venture underground to bring awareness to those who are suffering. Edwards was invited by an old acquaintance, pastor Rodney Brown, to stage his experience on the church’s grounds.
You can view John’s #Gravechat on Facebook Live as well as on his website http://www.walkingfree.org/live. Or give him a ring at 908-297-0818
“I’m determined to bring a message of hope,” he said from five feet under during a Facebook Live…