Posted by Eric Tindall on Oct 03, 2019
At the Lunch Meeting on October 03, 2019, the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North inducted Dr. Daniel Anbe. Daniel is a retired Doctor, which he practiced Cardiology. 
He was a Rotarian from the Genesee Valley Rotary up until 2018. He move to Ann Arbor last year where he decided to join Ann Arbor North as a member.
Also at our meeting Collyer Smith talked about Mental Health. Collyer's Son named Cam Smith passed away in his sleep on January 12, 2018 in Ann Arbor at the age of 23. He was suffering from depression/anxiety which led to a drug addiction for many years. Cam went through several rehab programs, and was now at a half-way house getting ready to go back to school.  Collyer and his wife, Annie,  wanted Cam to spend Christmas with them as a family, and for a short visit.  Since holidays are filled with stress and anxiety, and relapses occur frequently, Cam's therapists recommended that it would be much better having Cam home for a short visit in mid January.
Cam visited several trusted friends while he was home. On Jan. 12th Collyer Smith, came into his son's room in the morning to ensure Cam was ready for some basketball at a sports facility.  At first, Collyer thought Cam was sleeping, but soon learned he Cam had passed away.  After discussing with the lead Detective, and confirmed through the autopsy, the cause of deathe was inhalation of heroin laced with fentanyl. 
Collyer. filled with grief and despair, kept Cam's death cause quiet until his cousin said, "you are doing all this Rotary causes and talking about J.E.T. (Join Leaders,Exchange Ideas, Take Action), what are you going to about it (regarding his son's death)."
Collyer  started talking about it, in the effort to educate other parents.
Sponsor Steve (Doc) Lessens, Newest Member Daniel Anbe & President Eric Tindall.
Collyer Smith