This is dedicated to Travis Holappa who was kidnapped, tortured and murdered on July 25, 2004 in Northern Minnesota. This was all due to meth. I am Travis' mother and I wish to make this devastation turn into a better thing by educating and exposing the truth about meth, the dangers, and the deadly consequences it brings about to individuals and communities.

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I want to do what I can to educate people about what is going on around the world with the meth problem. I want people to know about it BEFORE they even get the idea to want to try it. It is a dangerous drug and will ruin your life as well as all those who love you. I am on a mission on behalf of my only son, Travis.

Monday, February 27, 2012

"Shadow People" is out. Pick up your copy

I have just read Chapter 6 in the latest book by Scott Thomas Anderson.  It is a MUST read.  I cannot wait to read the rest! 

I jumped to Chapter 6 because it is Travis' story.  I am very pleased with Mr. Anderson's writing and the way he has captured Travis' essence.
Get it from  Shadow People, How meth-driven crime is eating at the heart of rural America

Monday, February 20, 2012

Shadow People.. a new project from Scott Thomas Anderson

There is a new book coming out that relates to Meth. It was written by a young man named Scott Thomas Anderson. The title of his project, "Shadow People: How Meth-Driven Crime is Eating at the Heart of Rural America" will be coming out on February 24th.  Click on the link and get your copy today at

He has devoted an entire chapter to Travis' story.  Plan on reading it!!!

 Scott is one of the winners of the 2010 Robert Novak Fellowships. Check out Scott's bio at: 

The Phillips Foundation awards $50,000 full-time fellowships and $25,000 part-time fellowships to undertake and complete a one-year project of the applicant's choosing focusing on journalism supportive of American culture and a free society. In addition, the Foundation offers separate yearlong fellowships on the environment, on the benefits of free-market competition, and on law enforcement

The BOOK LAUNCH!!! February 24, 2012 - Meth Awareness Night & Shadow People book launch for Amador County, CA. Clark's Corner in Ione will host a public awareness night around methamphetamine abuse in the California Gold Country, as well as launch event for Scott's new book, Shadow People: How Meth-Driven Crime is Eating at the Heart of Rural America. This book is a work of journalism that resulted from Scott spending more than 18 months as an embedded reporter with rural county law enforcement agencies and traveling to small towns across the United States. Scott, along with Amador County Sheriff Martin Ryan, Calaveras County Sheriff's detective Josh Crabtree and former meth cook, Matthew Learned, will speak about the impacts of meth addiction and meth-inspired violence in the California foothills. Shadow People will be for sale at the event, and Operation Care and Friday Night Live will have information about victims' advocacy and youth prevention initiatives. Meet and greet and book-signing runs from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Speakers from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Clark's Corner is located at 12 Main Street, Ione, CA.

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

There is hope

My child has been meth free for some time now and is doing very well. There is hope. There are days that are struggles but she has surrounded herself with so many people who want to support her recovery and do so.
Thank you Jesus for YOUR love and mercy.

Monday, August 02, 2010

Faces of Meth

Check out this following link if you want to see what meth does to people. It is absolute destruction.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Underground of Fear

Fear. It is everywhere when you speak to a meth addict who has been involved in some kind of drama with a "friend" who has allowed them to hang at their house. The "relationships" don't seem to last long nor are they always committed in a real friendship way.
The friendship is there by mutual "what can I get from you and what can you do for me". When trouble arrives as it eventually does there are not many alliances. It is dog eat dog.
A "friend" can kick you out of their home, keep all your belongings without any fear of repurcussions. If you "snitch"... you will be labeled and far worse things will happen to you as the most evil of the meth world come looking for you. The fear is so tangible, you are more than happy to walk away from all you own that has been stolen right in front of your face. You want to live another day. You may not have your belongings, but you still have your skin and if you are lucky... you still have your vehicle.
The Fear is tangible. It has a smell and the darkness races to envelop and feed on it.
Get out child... get out of that world if you can... That road has a very large sign saying... Follow me... Let's do the death march together...