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Updated: 04/25/2014 10:40:27PM

Father’s pain creates drug awareness through sculpture

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SUN PHOTO BY ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICH, eallen@sun-herald.com
Steve Jordan touches his son Jamie's copper heart on the sculpture he created as a tribute to him and to promote awareness about the impact of drugs and alcohol on family and friends of overdose victims — not just the substance user. The sculpture is on display in front of Tri-County Counseling, 12543 S. Tamiami Trail, North Port (near the Warm Mineral Springs Motel).

SUN PHOTO BY ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICH, eallen@sun-herald,com
"The Tree of Life If It Saves One Life" is on display at Tri-County Counseling, and is available to be loaned out to local churches and other groups who want to increase awareness about drug and alcohol addiction.

By ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICH

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NORTH PORT — When Steve Jordan’s son Jamie died at 28 of complications from drug usage, he lost his best friend.

Jordan had a hard time coping in the past two years since Jamie’s death. Eventually, he channeled his sadness into something that could help bring awareness and be a tribute to Jamie.

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