Hi, my name is Denise Windish. This website marks a mother's journey through grief and loss; in search of answers to help me understand how and why my son Jeffrey, didn't survive his Oxycontin overdose on May 16, 2009.
A labor of love, too little, too late ... to save Jeffrey. A difficult task, which has since given me many reasons to believe Jeffrey's life could've been spared from that fatal Oxycontin overdose, right then and there, in his home! in his wheelchair! (Please see Note below). IF only ... Jeffrey's family had known how deadly his pain medication really was! IF only ... Jeffrey's family had, had immediate access to the life-saving benefits of airways and antidotes (clear airways, rescue breathes and Narcan), together with prompt EMS response and rapid transport to the hospital.
911 Dispatcher told Jeffrey's brother Jon - to take Jeffrey (physically
disabled man (Spinal Muscular Atrophy)) out of his wheelchair and put
him on the floor (light undergarments/cold, hard, pressed-wood floor)
and start Compression-only CPR. When Jon asked "shouldn't I be blowing
in his mouth or something" the Dispatcher said "NO." Argggg!!! It just
makes me want to scream!
Why? Because per EMS.gov: Compression-only CPR does work, but only for a very specific type of cardiac arrest: Witnessed SCA (Sudden Cardiac Arrest) of an adult or adolescent. Physiologically speaking, CPR with rescue breaths is better overall. In some circumstances, compression-only CPR is not recommended:
And, whats more, the following process/protocol has been in place since at least 2009:
took what I learned, added my two-cents worth and projectjj79 was born. Projectjj79 was created to help combat a
deadly public health issue - addiction, abuse and fatal overdoses of
Prescription Narcotic Opioid Painkillers. A national problem,
seriously neglected until recently: 2015, a DEA
report stated "overdose deaths, particularly from prescription
drugs and heroin, have reached epidemic levels" and 2017, former CDC director Thomas Frieden said "America is awash in
opioids; urgent action is critical." After which, in October 2017, President Trump declared the country's opioid crisis a public
I've taken projectjj79 as far, as I can. I'd like to think projectjj79 might have helped a few of the individuals, establishments and/or agencies, from near and far (around the world) that visited the website over the past 9-years. As such, I plan to: (1) maintain the website "AS IS" indefinitely to honor the memory of my son Jeffrey Martin Windish; and (2) expand and update the Links, Contacts and Guestbook at least monthly, so projectjj79 might always be of use to it's visitors.
Please Send me your Links and let's Stay in Touch. Thank you, Denise.
Note: This website is under construction. Feel free to look around, the changes should be completed soon.