THE A.E.D. FOUNDATION
WHO WE ARE
The A.E.D. Foundation, Inc. was formed in the memory of Alyssa E. Dunn who lost her life to drug addiction on May 21, 2013, at the age of 20 years old. Alyssa’s life started like any “normal” life. Raised by two loving, dedicated, intelligent parents she seemed to have it all. Who would have ever thought this beautiful, petite, passionate, intelligent, fun girl would end up on the long, desperate and dangerous road of addiction? Who knew this disease would take over her life? After all, she just started off experimenting in her teen years like many others do. What she didn’t know was that addiction is a progressive disease. A disease that once it has a hold on you it is extremely difficult to break free. Alyssa, like many addicts, fought her disease for years. However, in the end, the disease won.
WAYS WE HELP
The A.E.D. Foundation, Inc. provides assistance to people in an effort to remove barriers to long term recovery. Our foundation also helps administer the Andrew W. Ross Scholarship Fund. Eligible applicants are encouraged to apply for assistance through our web site at this link.
The A.E.D. Foundation, Inc. provides education and outreach in the North Central Massachusetts area by communicating with adults and young people through community events.
The A.E.D. Foundation, Inc. works tirelessly to highlight the successes of people in recovery and their families to bring hope to those who are still suffering.