In Memory of Brittany York

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Brittany Melissa “Sissy” York, 31, of Indianapolis passed away on October 14, 2020. She was born on March 25, 1989 to Kim York in Indianapolis, Indiana. Brittany was absolutely one of a kind. She never knew a stranger. Anyone who knew Brittany loved her. Brittany was positive, selfless, and just downright the sweetest girl. She was always smiling and laughing—the party was undoubtedly wherever she went. Her smile lit up the room and her presence was known. She loved animals, kids, and her family. She was her mom’s beloved mini me.  Her free spirit will be missed deeply by all the lives she has touched.

Left behind to cherish her memory is her Mom, Kim York (Jason LaVertu); her brothers, Tony York and Dillon York (Lily); her grandparents, Jennifer and Don Smith and Kenneth and Annie York; her adored and beloved nephew, Grayson; her Aunt, Kelly (Steve) Mead; her cousins, Justin Gregory and Jenny and Kerry Mundy; her second cousins, Makenzi, Rowan, Otis, Channing, and Milani; her fur babies, Martini and Missy; and an extended list of cousins, family members, and friends.

She is preceded in death by her boyfriend, Daniel Witter.

The U.S. is in the midst of an opioid overdose epidemic with every American state, county, socio-economic and ethnic group impacted. Overdose Lifeline, Inc. (ODL) is dedicated to helping individuals, families, and communities affected by the disease of addiction / substance use disorder through advocacy, education, harm reduction, prevention, resources, and support. COVID-19 has affected each and every one of us. While the world is in the midst of a pandemic, the U.S. opioid overdose epidemic has not stopped. Being in isolation, away from family and friends, with regular routine interrupted, the number of overdoses has grown significantly. Since last April, we have seen more than a 90% increase in overdoses. 

You can help save lives and remember Brittany’s life and the countless other lives lost too soon by joining us on November 7th for a 5K Run Walk.

Not a runner? 

You can also purchase They Are Worth Saving  #GUYSGOGETTERS running shirt or donate in memory of a loved one.

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