Heroin user seen getting revived by Narcan: Everyone uses ‘mommy’s little helper’
Youtube video posted by "ILuvEveryone AllLivesMatter"
The south Jersey mother whose dramatic drug-overdose resuscitation via Narcan was captured on a video that went viral this week has taken to Facebook to defend her habit, and the way she lives her life.
Kelly-Mae Hemphill, who also goes by the name Kelmae Demore, had asked people Feb. not to spread a YouTube video that had already been broadly viewed and shared, saying doing so was "not just hurting me your hurting my 8-year old daughter."
That post, which appears to have since been deleted, received hundreds of replies — some blaming Hemphill for her addiction, saying it was hurting her daughter; some pleading with her to get help; some telling her not to air her personal life online.
On Feb. 11, she replied again:
“Listen you stupid my daughter doesn't see it in person cuz I'm not like that when I'm around her yes she does not live with me so she does not see me high and you don't know what I've been through so unless you walked in my shoes what you probably couldn't even walk at 5 seconds in my shoes and then where I've been and seen what I seen I think you should just keep your f*** mouth shut and all you people say you don't use drugs every one of use use mommy's little helper you think you're good moms have you seen even got your kids either."
The dramatic 9-minute video was originally uploaded by a user identified as Idrise Maxey-Carmichael and has been reposted by several other accounts — some of which have registered hundreds of thousands of views. It depicts Hemphill being given CPR by a stranger as she lies on the side of the road, a family member frantically trying to help her.
Paulsboro Police arrive and give the unconscious young woman a dose of Narcan. Within minutes, she regains color in her face and begins breathing shallowly before paramedics and EMTs arrive to transport her to a hospital.
According to NJ Advance Media, the video was recorded Sunday on Crown Point Road in West Deptford.
The NJ Advance Media reports states Hemphill passed out while heading home from Camden in a car with her brother. He pulled her from the vehicle and attempted CPR until a bystander assisted and another reported the incident to Paulsboro police, the report states
According to the NJ Medical Examiner's Office, as New Jersey’s ongoing heroin and prescription drug epidemic continues, drug overdoses have become the leading cause of accidental death in the Garden state. The ME's office reports in 2014 there were 1,305 drug-related deaths.