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These two boys are our inspiration for this site, and the reason we were motivated to start a movement - we call it "We Live On". On October 28, 2017 we lost our oldest son, Tom to a drug overdose at the age of 22. Trying to navigate the pain, and support each other, our family was hit with another tragedy six months later. On April 14, 2018 our youngest son, Chris succumbed to his grief and depression and took his own life. He was only 18 years old. Through the prayers and support of family and friends, we have been strengthened and motivated to spend the rest of our lives trying to make a difference in the lives of others.  We are losing a generation to mental illness and substance abuse disorders and the system to address these issues is definitely broken. Together we believe our communities can heal and save our loved ones from the dire consequences we have had to endure. We need everyone to start the conversation about how we can change the direction we are going.  And we have learned that each new day is an opportunity to make a choice for LIFE. This is how WE LIVE ON. We encourage others who have dealt with loss to join us. There is healing in fellowship, and in service to others. Will you be part of our movement?

                                           - Susan and Adam Ward   

    2019: Year One of Service:

  • ​Distributed Naloxone (Overdose Reversal Drug) throughout WNC

  • Met with NC State Legislators Asking to Strengthen Good Samaritan Law

  • Became Advocates with AFSP (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention)

  • Received Training in Naloxone Administration and CPR

  • Hosted Suicide Intervention Training Workshop

  • Received Training in Mental Health First Aid

  • Participated in NAMI Mental Health Wellness Walk

  • Served on Planning Committee for International Overdose Awareness Day Event

  • Raised over $1300 for AFSP Out of the Darkness Walk

  • Participated in donor drives for Homeless

    2020: Year Two of Service:

  • ​Continued Community Naloxone Distribution

  • Advocated for Community Volunteerism

  • Raised money for Homeless Youth

  • Raised money to provide gifts for Sober Living Homes

  • Supported Behavioral Health patients

  • Participated in Random Acts of Kindness Day

  • Volunteered at Area Food Bank

  • Started recruiting for We Live On Team Community Volunteers

About  Us

We Live On, Inc is a charitable non-profit organization located in Western North Carolina.

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About  The Founders

Adam and Susan Ward live in Hendersonville in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina. Adam grew up in the Asheville area, while Susan grew up in Louisiana. They married in 1993, and have 2 beautiful sons who are in Heaven. Contact us at:

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