Saturday's Rock Against Heroin event raises funds for recovery


Horrific headlines about widespread heroin use have become all too common.

But mercifully, not all those stories end in tragedy.

For some, like Zach and Kandi Bokros, there is victory and hope.

Their paths to addiction mirror so many others that led to despair and death. It was death, in fact, that was the tipping point for both of them to finally get sober.

“He overdosed and died right in front of me,” Kandi said, rubbing her husband’s arm. “That was a nightmare. I never want to see that happen again.”

Zach and Kandi were among the dozens of people who turned out Saturday evening for the Rock Against Heroin event at California Palms Hotel and entertainment complex in Austintown. Kandi, 26, was one of the speakers later that evening, sharing her story with attendees.

Read her story and others in Sunday's Vindicator or on

Subscribe Today

Sign up for our email newsletter to receive daily news.

Want more? Click here to subscribe to either the Print or Digital Editions.