Mother and friends of high schooler who overdosed bringing drug education to schools. Reported by Theresa Cottom. It’s been almost a year and a half since 17-year-old Woodridge student Rachel DeMaio took her last breath in the arms of her mother, Cindy DeMaio, after overdosing on cocaine laced with carfentanil. The pain of her death hasn’t subsided for DeMaio, especially as she prepares for Rachel’s alleged drug dealer to go on trial. But Rachel’s Angels keep her going. Part tribute and part educational program, Rachel’s Angels was formed by DeMaio and a group of Rachel’s closest friends to share her story with the goal of preventing other kids from ever picking up drugs. For more on this and other stories, visit Ohio dot com or pick up the latest copy of the Akron Beacon Journal today.