This is my best friend of 12 years, Val. On May 21, 2019, she died of an accidental fentanyl overdose with a guy she met in rehab where she was actively seeking treatment for her anxiety and substance abuse. She was 30 years old.

She was beautiful, driven, successful, tough as nails, and an absolute force to be reckoned with, climbing the corporate ladder at one of the largest financial institutions in the United States and was set to complete her MBA this year. She was the most loyal person I've ever met, always showing up when you needed her the most in the blink of eye and not even ask for an explanation.

Every day, XXX people die of an opioid overdose. I never for a million years thought the opioid epidemic, let alone the dark world of fentanyl, would impact me directly and leave such a gaping hole in my life. In fact, I have struggled these last few months on whether or not to share her story as her legacy because Val was so much more than her demons and the way she left this world.

When I first launched Love Always, Liz CBD Oil, my intentions were to bring awareness to an alternative holistic self-care to the world. A way to love yourself absent of synthetically manufactured pharmaceutical drugs that are often over-prescribed and abused in this country.

For every bottle purchased, Love Always, Liz CBD Oil donates $1 in loving memory of Valerie Lyn Sherrer to XXX, a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting the opioid epidemic.