Breaking the Stigma of Addiction - Building Hope
The Akron Beacon Journal - November 22nd, 2014
In a quiet, suburban community, three girls recall
horror of watching their brothers die of heroin use
The Canton Repository - November 26th, 2014
Remembering their brothers: Lake seniors
share stories of heroin deaths


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WKYC - August 31st, 2015
Shelly and Travis Bornstein speak out about the
heroin epidemic and how (opioid) prescription pain
pills started their son's addiction
Fighting Summit County heroin epidemic
10TV - November 30th, 2015
A Documentary on the heroin epidemic in Ohio
Travis Bornstein shares Tyler's story
Heroin at Home:  An Ohio Epidemic -
Road Blocks to Recovery
10TV - November 30th, 2015
A Documentary on the heroin epidemic in Ohio
Travis Bornstein shares the need for
the Good Samaritan Bill to pass in Ohio
Heroin at Home:  An Ohio Epidemic -
Taking Matters into Their Own Hands
Aultman Hospital Web News -
The Bag - February 29th, 2016
Shelly Bornstein shares with her employer the struggles
of Tyler's addiction and the effects on her family
Aultman Hospital Web News - Around Aultman -
Community: Breaking Barriers
The Alliance Review - January 31st, 2015
Hundreds Attend Heroin Symposium
Amanda, Alaina, and Taylor speak to a
large crowd at Malone College
The Canton Repository - April 12th, 2015
Judge Frank Forchione: Facing the truth about heroin
Stark County Judge Forchione discusses the heroin epidemic, the Heroin Symposium held in January at Malone
College, and the highlight of the evening - three Lake High School seniors telling the stories of their brothers who
passed away from overdoses.
Falls News Press - May 3rd, 2015
Heroin deaths prompt families to share their
stories at Cuyahoga Falls High School event
The trio spoke at Cuyahoga Falls High School April 29th
as part of the first annual "Let's Talk" anti-drug forum.
Akron Legal News - November 17th, 2015
Individuals who seek help during overdose
could get immunity under bill
Travis spoke to members of the
House Judiciary Committee regarding HB249
Akron Beacon Journal - April 18th, 2016
Acknowledge addiction as mental illness,
boost treatment options to battle opiate epidemic,
experts say
Travis participated in Senator Rob Portman's Roundtable
Discussion in Akron regarding the opiate epidemic along with
representatives from the ADM Board, Oriana House,
FI Housing, and a recovery coach.
Channel 19 News - May 5th, 2016
Travis and Shelly share the goals behind our new non-profit
organization with Channel 19 News.
Uniontown Family Breaks the
Barriers of Heroin Addiction
The Canton Repository - May 11th, 2016
Travis and Shelly Bornstein start not-for-profit group
to support families touched by addiction.
Couple who lost son to overdose are
"Breaking Barriers"
Teamsters.org - Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
Travis addressed the Teamsters International Convention in Las
Vegas about the opiate epidemic affecting this country and the
Teamster members...and spontaneous generosity followed
Union Unites Behind Teamster Family to Fund Drug
Treatment Facility
Akron Beacon Journal - Thursday, June 30th, 2016
The pledges followed a talk Wednesday morning by Travis
Bornstein, head of Teamsters Local 24 in Akron, who spoke
before thousands of people at the convention about the 2014
heroin death of his 23-year-old son, Tyler Bornstein.
$1.4 million in Teamsters pledges stun new Akron
heroin awareness nonprofit organization
Youtube.com - Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
Travis's speech at the 2016 International
Teamster Convention in Las Vegas
Breaking Barriers - Hope Is Alive
Radio Interview with 95.9 the Light WNPX -
Friday, July 29th, 2016