Colton's Journey To Liberation
Inspiring Awareness & Changing the Conversation Around Substance Abuse
Colton Lasker was only 23-years old when he passed away from complications relating to his drug addiction.
Colton’s mother, Becky, and sisters Stephanie and Shayna are committed to shine a light on the journey that individuals, families, and friends endure from addiction-related hardships.
Addiction is a serious disease that is effecting everyone’s lives. My Son Colton worked with me at the Buffalo Stamping Plant. On June 14th, 2016 Colton came to work on 3rd shift like any other day. I was about to leave for the night when Colton asked me to come see him. When I arrived, he said he was having a hard time. I asked him what was wrong. He told me he had relapsed. He went on to say “ I have thought about suicide many times but I never planned it until today”. He continued to tell me that he was scared and tired and just didn’t know how he was going to make it through another recovery (this was a 10 year fight for him). Colton also said the only reason he didn’t follow through with his plan that day was because he was worried about how hard that would be for his sisters and me. After many years of being on a roller coaster of re-laps and healing Colton had just spent a year in recovery, working desperately to save his own life. Then in a moment one day it happened again another re-laps.
Colton was devastated and scared knowing how hard and painful recovery is, it was too much to bare. There is nothing I can say to explain how it feels when you see your child go through this horrible disease the desperation to save themselves while re-laps after re-laps steals their ability to have hope and tears their soul from them. It is immeasurable the toll it takes on the one that has the addiction and the family that wants to help and can do nothing to save them.
Once again we made a plan and I immediately took him to the hospital so grateful that he gave himself another chance to be healed by coming to me again for help. One week later, after a week in the hospital Colton passed away. It was June 23rd 2016; his 23rd Birthday.
Colton's Journey to Liberation