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About us

This foundation was created by those who love X. In his name, we will save lives.
May 15th, 2003 - March 12th, 2021

X's story

Xavier (X) has been a musician from the moment he could sit up and always found passion in all things basketball. But, most importantly, his heart of gold made everyone feel welcome, no matter who you were. X was an incredible human, son, brother and friend who made an impact on everyone fortunate enough to have met him.

On March 12th, 2021, our beautiful Xavier passed away at the young age of 17. After a long day of working out and playing basketball, a friend gave X half of what they thought was a Percocet for pain. Unfortunately, that half pill happened to be 99% Fentanyl and 1% Cocaine-a lethal dose of Fentanyl is 2 milligrams, only the size of 2 grains of salt- the pill killed him within minutes. A tragedy of the worst kind.

This foundation was created by those who love X to help spread awareness about today's leading cause of death, Fentanyl, to help our communities see brighter days.

Thank you for being a part of Xavier's journey.

Meet our team of dream workers

Team section

George Gerchow

If we can save one family from feeling the pain of the unnecessary loss of a beautiful life due to opioid poisoning, our foundation has made a difference. No parent should feel the loss of a child. This foundation is a legacy to our beautiful Xavier.

Our Founder

Madison Gerchow

Like everyone, I've periodically been exposed to opioids throughout my life. But, I never could have imagined the true impact from the onslaught of pharmaceuticals until I lost my baby brother to them. In his honor, we will save lives.

Vice President

Laura Penney

Fentanyl poisoning and the Opioid Crisis isn't discriminatory to any race, geographic location or socioeconomic status. No one is above the effects of what it can do to a family, we know first hand after losing our Xavier. Raising awareness through XFoundation not only has the ability to save lives but we have the capability to enrich our community by giving back to athletic and music programs.

Treasurer + Secretary

Arin Seidlitz

Deaths due to Fentanyl are sweeping through the nation and most seem desensitized to yet 'another' crisis. I watched as the rippled through an entire community all the way into my home. It ignited my passion for healthcare as I saw an opportunity to educate, spread awareness and start the conversations that bring attention to this epidemic. People deserve an accurate picture of what they are taking and the risks involved.


Terry Trudgian

As someone that frequents live music shows, I have met all sorts of people and made all kinds of friends. Today, it is not possible to go to concerts and avoid exposure to music enhancing drugs. The scariest threat in my opinion to this community is fentanyl poisoning. Seeing people endure the affects of not knowing what is in the substances they are taking is why I decided to get involved with the XFoundation.

Athletic Director

Rober Keyser II

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General Council

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Get involved with the XFoundation by partnering with us to give or receive services or donate to the cause and be an advocate for raising awareness on the Opioid and Fentanyl Epidemic.