Postscript 2019: Hi, I’m Sam’s mom. Actually, Sam and Nick’s mom. It was May 11, 2014 that public need for this web site began. At the time, I had no idea how I needed it as well. Since Sam’s tragedy, I feel I own it here on Earth to do more to help others. I have an “after” journey. I “know now” inevitably about loss suffered so traumatically. I invite you to explore the Sam’s Watch web site for life saving information for any teen or parent. Check back, too, because the site continues to be updated. Join us on Facebook @SAMsWatch and Twitter @SamsWatch. 

Who am I now? I live in a lakeside burb of Indianapolis while my son, Nick, pursues his life dreams at college. I daydream wondering what Sam’s pursuits at college would have been. Into my “after,” I have emerged with a graduate degree and established a psychotherapy practice where I explore with my patients whom they may become in the midst of their tragedy. For more information, go to - Jeanine

“You get a strange feeling when you’re about to leave a place, I told him, like you’ll not only miss the people you love but you’ll miss the person you are now at this time and place, because you’ll never be this way again.” - Azar Nafisi, Reading Lolita in Tehran

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Sam Motsay was an academics honor student-athlete with a loving, supportive family and big plans for the future. But he died on Mothers’ Day 2014, the victim of a little-known synthetic drug that is targeted at teens as a substitute for LSD, and that can be as lethal as poison, even with just one use, based on how the drug is packaged and distributed by dealers.    Sam’s family and friends want to get the word out about NBOMe and the dangers of synthetic drugs so no more teens die from its use. 

Nick, Mom, Sam

Nick, Mom, Sam

Sam, Dad, Nick

Sam, Dad, Nick


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