Tammy Burgess's daughter Brookelynne died alone, helpless, with a needle stuck in her arm. She wants to make sure that doesn't happen to anyone else. Burgess appeared before city councillors Monday to plead for them to endorse a supervised injection site in Hamilton — a place drug users could more safely inject substances like opioids and crystal meth. Crystal meth use exploding in Hamilton City report recommends a supervised injection site in Hamilton She got her wish. The board of health voted to endorse a report that recommends the city should have at least one supervised injection site. "I stand here today not to ask, but to demand as a grieving mother, that you get these safe injection sites into Hamilton before more people lose their loved ones and addicts have a safe place to use," Burgess said. "I know my daughter would have been alive today if there was a safe injection site she could have gone to. I know that with all my heart." 'It really is a no brainer. Not only are we saving lives, we're saving money.' - Coun. Sam Merulla Burgess's daughter died nine months ago of an overdose at age 24. She described Brookelynne's struggle for councillors, even recounting the heartbreaking instances in which she found her daughter in medical distress during previous overdoses. Burgess once found her daughter turning blue, with her eyes rolling back in her head. She ended up doing chest compressions on her own flesh and blood. Her daughter endured multiple overdoses, and developed a skin condition from reusing her own needles. Brookelynne would fight with her, telling her mother she hated her guts. "That was not my Brookelynne talking. It was the fentanyl, which was taking her life," she said. "I know my Brookelynne would have went to an SIS the day she lost her life, because she was alone, and knew she would have been saved. She knew it would destroy her family if she died." 43 opioid overdose deaths in 2016 alone A new city study says Hamilton would benefit from "one or more" supervised injection sites, where people could inject drugs without fear of legal consequences, and under the care of medical professionals. Now that the board of health has voted to