Story by Hannah Ciampini, Reese Gaudelli, and Julie Lawton, Daniel Hand High School
Mother and local business owner, Lisa Deane, is turning tragedy into action after the unexpected death of her son, Joe Deane.
The entire community of Madison is shocked by her resilience after losing Joe in December due to a drug overdose. She quickly started her organization, Demand ZERO, which aims to fight the deadly drug supply around the New Haven County, and to prevent more tragedies like hers.
She has gained many supporters in the community, including local law enforcement and students, in a short amount of time.