A mother’s photos of her son are going viral, and she hopes they’re raising awareness on a crisis currently sweeping the nation.
Jennifer Salfen-Tracy, who lives in Missouri, shared the transformation photos of her son, Cody, on Facebook and informed her family and friends about her family’s life.
“I am hesitant on sharing but many people ask how things are going so I feel I should share,” she wrote. “I have learned along this path that so many people and families deal with the same heartache but just do not talk about it.”
She shared that her son, who was an athlete in high school, is currently homeless in Las Vegas and she hasn’t heard from him in weeks.
“Hearing how bad he is doing is hard but not hearing at all is worse. The unknown is what makes a person not sleep at night.”
She referred to the photos, which were taken seven months apart, “the face of heroin and meth.”