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A Movement for Recovery and Resilience in Youth Addiction

In 2015, amidst a growing crisis surrounding youth addiction and mental health, Vanisha Breault stood up to make a difference. Driven by her own challenging experiences with her daughter Eden's battle against addiction to fentanyl, meth, and heroin, Vanisha launched a bold mission. Her goal was simple yet profound: to break through the stigma and isolation that so many families endure when facing these issues.

In Canada, approximately one in five youths battles a mental health disorder, with rates of substance use disorders on the rise. Vanisha decided to share her family's story openly—not just to highlight their struggles but to also shine a light on the broader societal challenges and barriers that prevent many from seeking help.

With determination, she established the Terminator Run for Youth Addiction. Her vision was clear: to raise awareness, spark meaningful change, and build a community grounded in hope and resilience. This initiative wasn't just about starting conversations around youth addiction; it was about mobilizing support and resources for families in need.

 

Today, the Terminator Foundation, with its activity-based recovery therapy program, is a beacon of hope. It stands as a testament to the strength of the human spirit. Each recovery story and every effort by our athletes deepen our commitment to support those fighting addiction.

We invite everyone touched by or concerned about addiction and mental health to join us. Together, we can make a lasting difference, turning struggles into stories of triumph and hope.

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