A week of hope was organized by Hope Rx, a group dedicated to the dangers of abuse of prescription drugs – prevention and treatment.  But Vigil for Hope on Friday night was more emotion than education.
A couple still trying to cope with the reality that their daughter died from an accidental opioid overdose of Christmas.
Another, who still has hope for her young son, who is fighting addiction and is now behind bars.
A daughter whose mother took her life a year ago. This daughter is recovering from substance abuse.
These are the faces of the opioid crisis in America.
On a cold and windy Good Friday, they gathered on the steps of the historic Henderson County Courthouse – candles, photos, and community
Courtney Lowery remembers her mother, Suprina, with a destination beyond grief.
"I think their story is too important not to be narrated, and as a living survivor in recovery, I feel like all those stories, too important to be narrated," Lowery said.
For Jonanna and Alvin VanBumble, it's still too much to talk about the loss of their 21-year-old daughter Hannah and to treat her, they seek comfort.  "We remember every moment of the day," said Jonanna VanBumble. "But today we wanted to honor her and be with other people who understood."
And they all understand it. That's why they are here.
"Isolating people and trying to do it alone, that's more than a one-man job," Lowery said. "It has to be a sense of community, and it takes a village."
The idea is to grow the village through Hope Rx Henderson County.