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Unsung Hero: Mother of son lost to addiction gives back through outreach, education

Last Updated Dec 4, 2019 at 9:54 am PDT

Michelle Jansen leaves a news conference about the death of her son Brandon Jansen in Vancouver, B.C. Monday, Nov. 14, 2016. Jansen died at the Sunshine Coast Health Centre on March 7th. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

COQUITLAM (NEWS 1130) – Congratulations to Michelle Jansen of Coquitlam, the winner of the Unsung Hero contest for the week of Nov. 18. She was nominated by Kathy Daniels.

Here is Michelle’s story:

“Michelle Jansen lost her son Brandon to addiction. She and her son Nick have been going to schools educating our youth on addiction and the opioid crisis.

She has founded the Brandon Jansen Foundation and is opening recovery centers in Brandon’s name to help others battling addiction.

Michelle goes above and beyond to help others to free themselves from this disease.

I believe with her dedication and persistence that she is so deserving of this award.”

Alpine Credits is acknowledging Michelle with $500 for her efforts. They’re also donating $1,000 to the Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation.

Everyone knows an Unsung Hero. Nominate yours now by clicking here and give credit where credit is due with Alpine Credits and NEWS 1130.