Bridgeport mother says daughter’s death to addiction can help build awareness

Seda's daughter, 22-year-old Anna Sepulveda, died on Tuesday. She says she's speaking out — as painful as it is to do so — to help build awareness about the opioid epidemic.

News 12 Staff

Nov 27, 2021, 5:55 PM

Updated 970 days ago

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A Bridgeport woman speaking publicly to News 12 about her daughter's death after years of struggling with addiction.
"I have my moments when I cannot hold tears back. I have my moments when I scream and I fight, said Iris Seda.
Seda's daughter, 22-year-old Anna Sepulveda, died on Tuesday. She says she's speaking out — as painful as it is to do so — to help build awareness about the opioid epidemic.
"My daughter had a lot of potential, she was doing her thing," added Seda. "She got her EKG certificate with a 4.0. She had her phlebotomy certificate also — so she was doing her thing, she was really, really trying. All it really takes is that one time of slipping up, when you think you are going to be OK and you never make it back home — and that's what happened to my daughter."
Sepulveda gave up her son Jace for adoption according to Seda but was proud to later get her certification as a health care worker as a way of showing Jace she was trying to live what she called “her best life.”
Seda is asking for the public's help with funeral expenses. Donations can be made directly to community funeral chapel in Bridgeport.


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