Woman's heroin-related death won't be in vain as friends, family fight epidemic

Posted at 11:42 AM, Aug 19, 2016

CINCINNATI -- Becky Lipp received a phone call no parent would ever want to get.

Lipp's husband was letting her know that he had found their daughter, DeeAnn, unresponsive in the bathroom after a heroin overdose.

Two days later, the Lipps would have to make the heartbreaking decision to take DeeAnn off life support as doctors could do nothing to bring her back.

DeeAnn's fellow recovering addicts in Narcotics Anonymous saw her as an inspiration and she was a good friend. Neither they, nor Becky Lipp, will allow DeeAnn's death to be in vain.

See how DeeAnn's plight and death have strengthened their resolve to fight the heroin epidemic in the video player above.