Caine Albrecht (also known as Cainegel) was born in 1993 to Jenell Hilderbrand. Caine was raised in Glenwood Springs by Jenell & Bill (his adoptive father). He attended Valley View Hospital daycare until elementary school at Sopris Elementary, and then on to Glenwood wood Springs Middle School...and finish out at Glenwood Springs High School. Caine played soccer, baseball, skied competitively for Sunlight Ski Team, and Aspen Valley Ski Club. He also loved rock climbing, camping, kayaking, mountain biking, and spending time on the river rafting and camping.
As a young adult in sports. Injury was part of Caine's life too. Opoids we're prescribed post surgery and that lead to heroine use. He reached out to us 2 years prior to his death with anxiety. He started counseling, taking anti depressants, and participating in mindfulness programs. He was doing very well with sobriety utilizing local resources and living with family. In the winter, he fell skiing and fractured his spine...and we started all over again. He struggled and again, he reached sobriety with counseling, medication, and recovery groups.
Caine died from a drug overdose on 6/20/2018. The drug he purchased was not heroin, It was in fact Fentanyl, Morphine, Cocaine, and Benzo's.
I didn't have much help or resources given to me from ER visits or local counseling groups. I felt alone as a parent and really needed some help with making calls and asking questions.
The goal of this website is to connect the resources in the valley with the people that need them. The other goal of this website is to share knowledge. There is no shame in addiction and parents love their children, so lets tool up as a community to help each other out!
Tips for Parents and Teens
Walk to fight Suicide! Cainegels Connection Foundation donated $100.00 towards this event. Thanks to my friends and family for walking...
My son, Caine, and I.
Thank you to Sue Geist and Grand River Hospital for donating prizes and swag. Thank you to Richlyn and Savannah for game balls and for the...
Come up with a code word between a parent or friend and yourself. If you find yourself in a situation you need out of....that code word can ...
Grace's first day learning to snowboard. Sponsorship by the Cainegel foundation. What a beautiful day!
Today is Thanksgiving 2018. It is the first Thanksgiving without my son alive in human form. I am finding strength through loved ones such...
http://www.ifyougiveakidacamera.com/ is a program we will continue to support for kids dealing with grief. If you or a loved one is affected...
10/21 singles day 2 tennis for Awareness. Thank you for those coming out to play singles. We all played three games. What a gorgeous day! ...