Jesse M. Crosby is a Registered Addiction Specialist (RAS) who has been personally affected by the devastating effects of drug abuse. Personally witnessing loved ones and friends succumb to the perils of drugs; Jesse has dedicated himself to educating young people on the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. Having grown up in a drug and gang infested area of Los Angeles; Jesse has a good understanding of what the young people in the inner cities face on a daily basis.
As a young adult Jesse was in a relationship with a woman he did not know well, soon after she became pregnant. Throughout the pregnancy she smoked continuously, the baby was born with major birth defects and multiple complications. The actual cause of these defects were not determined, however Jesse strongly believes it was due to the mother’s excessive smoking. Baby Jessica suffered and died at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles three weeks before her first birthday. While the baby was on a life support system, Jesse promised her that he would never get high again and would someday start a foundation to bring awareness on the dangers of smoking and substance abuse.
His mission is to educate our youth on the dangers and consequences of drug abuse. One of his many goals is to provide the necessary knowledge and tools needed to help our youth make informed educated choices when it comes to substance abuse, and to help cultivate deep thinkers which will help them be successful in all aspects of their lives.
Baby Jessica was born with major birth defects and multiple complications and she suffered and died at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles three weeks before her first birthday.