Larmarques Smith came to Denver for a new start. He left behind his life in Indiana, including a career and family, because it hurt too much to stay.
“You don’t know that you’re going to lose the person that you fell in love with,” Lamarques says. “You don’t plan to lose them, but you choose them.”
The loss of his partner of eight years is what prompted Larmarques’ move to Colorado. Before moving, he dreamed of our state’s mountains and had a keen appreciation of Colorado’s approach to addressing opioid misuse.