Jessica Conway, the mother of Avalena Conway, the two year old girl who died while in DCF care, passed awat today from what reliable sources tell Turtleboy Sports was a drug overdose. We will await for confirmation from the autopsy report, but we would not report this if we did not have extremely reliable sources. Just another crazy twist to this already twisted story. We will await for more facts to emergy, but this is why we were so adamantly opposed to that unnecessary GoFundMe. The funeral was covered. The police were investigating it. There was nothing to raise money for. Where did people think that money would end up?
The bottom line is that drugs suck. They ruin lives. We as a society have a moral obligation to make it harder for people to get their next fix. We have to end the culture of stop snitching on drug dealers. We have to outlaw panhandling, which is the easiest way for addicts to get their next fix. And most importantly we can’t be afraid to call out bullshit when we see it. Because it’s easier to give someone your money and tell yourself you’re making a difference, but it takes more of commitment, love, and compassion to confront someone struggling with addiction and offer them help instead of a handout.
Anyone who gave money to that gofundme was an enabler. You gave money to a vulnerable woman with a drug problem who was coping with a traumatic experience. You should’ve seen there was a problem by the way she was “grieving.” A well woman cries and mourns in privacy. Jessica Conway sought out the cameras and begged for money, and instead of helping her get treatment you threw cash at her. If you reassured her that she was a “good mother” you made her think that she wasn’t doing anything wrong. She had no problem. So why stop? Just a terrible, terrible story, but if anyone out there reads this and helps a loved one in need, then that’s all that matters to us.
Stay posted as more information comes forward.