Feeney Legacy Project founder honors late son through medical amnesty awareness

Kathy Armistead and her son Feeney. (Courtesy of the Feeney Legacy Project)

Kathy Armistead says her late son Feeney was her soulmate.

“He was smart, funny, he was one of those people who could just walk into a room and get everybody’s attention,” said Armistead. “He was tall and big and made everybody happy.”

Armistead recently founded the Feeney Legacy Project to memorialize Feeney who died on April 15, 2022, of a cocaine overdose at the age of 33.

Armistead serves as the nonprofit’s executive director and her sister, Patti Feeney Matthews, serves as the treasurer.

On Wednesday’s edition of Closer Look,” they talked about Feeney’s life and legacy and efforts to bring awareness to Georgia’s medical amnesty law, which Feeney’s friends were not aware of at the time of his overdose—but Armistead says could have saved her son’s life.