Breaking the Stigma of Addiction - Building Hope

Breaking Barriers - Hope is Alive © 2016 All Rights Reserved | Breaking the Stigma of Addiction
P.O. Box 534  Uniontown, OH  44685
Tana Bornstein - Vice President
Tana Bornstein, sister of Tyler Bornstein, is a Lake High School Alum of 2012 as well as a graduate from Walsh University.
In the Spring of 2016, Tana received her Bachelors degree in Exercise Science. She spent a majority of her senior year
working as an Intern for Aultman Hospital and Aultman North in Cardiac Rehabilitation working with Phase II and Phase III
heart patients. Here, Tana expanded her knowledge as an Exercise Professional. Prior to graduation, Tana received a
job offer from a personal training facility in Jackson, Ohio, called My FitLife, and is currently personal training clients.
She aspires to receive her ACSM Personal Training Certification and ACSM Group Fitness Instructor Certification
in the near future. Tana believes that physical fitness is the key to overall well-being.

Tana Bornstein has been wildly affected by the heroin epidemic in Stark County, as she has witnessed many young
individuals’ lives taken over by this disease. She witnessed her older brother, Tyler, struggle with this disease for over five years,
and understands the turmoil that comes along with it. Tana is sick of watching so many young lives around her become
conquered by the destruction this disease entails. After her brother overdosed on September 28, 2014, and was left in a field
to die, she and her family immediately decided they never wanted others to go through what they did. Soon after his death,
her family began their fight by starting the Breaking Barriers Facebook page, sharing their story to schools in Stark County,
and attending as many events as possible. Sure enough, when her parents approached her with the idea of the Nonprofit
Organization Breaking Barriers – Hope Is Alive, Tana was 100% on board to continue the fight with her family. She is on the
Executive Board as a Vice President, in hopes that this Organization can educate, spread awareness, and hopefully save lives.
She knows that this fight is so much bigger than just losing her big brother; it’s an epidemic that is sweeping across our nation.

Tana sincerely believes that it was in God’s plan for her family to create this organization, and she lives by the words of
her big brother, that we may not be perfect, but we may always strive to be, “Better Than Most.”