Through raw memories, WNY families fight on

Posted at 9:18 AM, Oct 29, 2017

On Saturday a 5K race was held at Delaware Park in memory of Michael David Israel.

His struggles with addiction to opioid painkillers that were prescribed to him while battling Crohn's disease ultimately led to his death.

This race helps families with similar tragedies, like Thomas and Sandra White cope.

Just weeks after losing their daughter to opioid addiction, the Whites started the miles Miles for Michael 5K.

Hundreds ran to show their support for these families and for victims trying to bring awareness to the struggle and the disease.