Eliza lost her battle with opioid addiction on her 26th birthday. She died alone, on the couch in the family living room. Her family close by but unaware, Narcan® in the kitchen drawer. In Eliza’s spirit of helping others, Eliza’s Watch attempts to make sure someone has your back if you are using alone.

Our idea

If you are using alone – you need someone to watch over you in the case of an overdose. Eliza’s Watch will monitor your vital signs and alert a friend, family, care giver and emergency Medical Services (EMS).

Eliza did not let addiction define her. She was a full time college student and worked a rewarding job serving the elderly. She was smart, beautiful and funny, but above all, compassionate about helping others.

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“I think this looks unbelievably smart”

Dr. Ruth Potee

“On the path to recovery this is the missing link”

Liz Whynott – Director of Harm Reduction – Tapestry Health

“It’s like a personal safe house”

David E. Sullivan – Northwestern District Attorney