Courageous Conversation Addressed Ongoing Fentanyl Crisis

By Quinn O’Hara

On the evening of March 27, Jenni Ebert presented on the dangers of fentanyl at the Clay Counts Coalition’s March Courageous Conversations.

Ebert’s son Jayson passed away at age 21 in 2021 due to a fentanyl overdose. In the years since, Ebert, who is also the Community Health Educator for Geary, Riley, and Pottawatomie counties, has advocated for change and has educated communities on the dangers of fentanyl.

During her presentation at the Rex Theatre in Clay Center, Ebert shared several anecdotes, advice, and statistics about the ongoing fentanyl crisis in Kansas, including how it affects Kansas students from 6th through 12th grades.

Ebert also presented her talk at several schools in Clay County on the same day to educate their students on the dangers of fentanyl.

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