Sammi’s Story and Our Mission 2017-07-07T16:40:45+00:00

Sammi’s Story

Samantha “Sammi” Henehan lost her battle with addiction on April 10, 2016, at the age of 23.

Samantha was a beautiful, successful young woman. People were drawn to her infectious smile and kindness. When someone was struggling with addiction or felt hopeless, Samantha would encourage them to fight for another day sober and promise their lives will get better.

Unfortunately, Samantha struggled with heroin for the last two months of her life.

Her parents, Marty and Stacy Henehan, intervened and fought for their daughter to get sober.

On April 11, 2016, less than 24 hours from when she was found deceased, Samantha was to report to the Lackawanna County Probation Office to start drug test monitoring for an extended period of time.

Her parents and brother, who were hopeful for Samantha’s future, are now in despair. Her family and friends are heartbroken and forever changed.

Read Sammi’s Obituary

Our Mission

Sammi represents the countless nameless and faceless others across the country who have died as a result of drug and alcohol addiction.

Despite their grieving, Marty and Stacy Henehan are determined to use their tragic loss as an opportunity to raise awareness, with the hope of preventing others from experiencing the same situation.

Samantha’s obituary publicly stated that she passed away as a result of a drug overdose. Addiction is nothing to be ashamed of and embarrassment should not hold someone back from speaking up. By being open and honest about the harsh reality of drugs and alcohol and the devastating consequences, we can overcome the stigma of addiction and make it easier for those who are struggling to ask for help.

The Forever Sammi Foundation benefits those who are beginning their new lives in recovery. Proceeds assist men and women leaving treatment centers and moving into sober living facilities until they are able to obtain employment, provide for themselves, and rebuild their lives.