On Sept. 24 there will be a Stop Heroin Walk in memory of Haylee Godefroid.
Haylee Godefroid, 21, Union, died of a drug overdose June 7.
The event, put on by Godefroid’s mother, Jennifer Ziegler, with the help of the Mid-Mo Addiction Awareness Group, will start at 10 a.m. at the former Country Mart parking lot on Commercial Avenue in St. Clair.
The walk is to raise awareness about the heroin epidemic and remember Godefroid as not just someone who had an addiction.
“She had a laugh that nobody could ever forget,” Ziegler said. “She was very smart and beautiful.
“She looked after the underdog as well. She would take a whole week’s paycheck and go buy somebody clothes and shoes and then she would go without. That’s how neat she was. She was not selfish whatsoever.”
Godefroid loved horses, barrel racing and summer, Ziegler added, and most of all, she loved her family.
“She was all the things I wished to be,” she said. “She was fearless in her short life. She touched so many of us. Many hearts are broken.”