Drugs don’t discriminate when they kill.

Jimmy Hayes, by all accounts, was an All-American boy, growing up with a passion for hockey. He played in youth leagues, played in the USA Hockey National Team Development Program, played 117 games for the Boston College Eagles and spent eight years in the National Hockey League. And to punctuate this Boston native’s story with a hometown exclamation point, he joined the Boston Bruins in 2015.

Noted for his kind demeanor, eagerness to promote his sport with kids, and frequent visits to hospital wards to lighten others’ days, Hayes’ life was truly a model for others.

Then he died of a cocaine and fentanyl overdose.

Deaths by drugs span generations, classes and demographics. Read Jimmy Hayes’ story at the link below.