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Heroin Memorial - 2016/08/06 - VINNY BATTIPAGLIA - Age 33 yrs - Somers Point, New Jersey

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2016/10/26 - Vinny Battipaglia - Age 27 yrs - Somers Point, New Jersey

Submitted by: Rick Battipaglia - Parent

Name: Vinny Battipaglia
State:  New Jersey, 08244

Date of Passing: 10/26/2016
Date of Birth: 02/25/1989
Age: 27

Tell Us About Them:

Vinny was so caring ,had a heart of gold,great personality and a joy to be with,and of course his laughter and guitar.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

He struggled for years ,was so determined to win,but lost in the end


What Made Them Smile?

His niece Adelina


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

His laugh and personality, and "LOVE YOU DAD".


If You Had a Chance to Say One More Thing to Your Angel What Would It Be?

I love you so much NO matter what and don t you forget it

#AskMeAboutMyAngel #HeroinMemorial #GoneToSoon

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 Below is a video our nonprofit here created from pictures that members from the private group at Heroin Memorial gave us permission to use in our public YouTube video to help break the STIGMA around addiction.

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Heroin Memorial - 2015/11/05 - Patrick McGivern - Age 29 yrs - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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2015/11/05 - Patrick McGivern - Age 29 yrs - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Submitted by: Patty Ranallo - Parent

Name: Patrick McGivern
State:  Pennsylvania, 15212

Date of Passing: 11/05/2015
Date of Birth: 3-27-1986
Age: 29 

Tell Us About Them:

Patrick was so kind, thoughtful. Would do anything for anybody. Loved his family. Loved animals. Awesome manners and work ethic.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

Patrick fought the disease of heroin for 7 years. Rehab and relapses, halfway houses, even being homeless. He suffered!


What Made Them Smile?

Family, friends camping and fishing. Playing his guitar.


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

Him. I miss him, my beautiful son!


If You Had a Chance to Say One More Thing to Your Angel What Would It Be?

I am sorry, I tried tough love and it did not work. My last words to you were, "I love you, Pat but I can not watch you kill yourself. Please son, know that I love you more than life! You were my baby, i just wanted you to stop! Forgive me! I hope you are finally happy in heaven. Gram said God took you because, you were suffering on earth. Play your guitar in heaven my beautiful son!

#AskMeAboutMyAngel #HeroinMemorial #GoneToSoon

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* Feel free to make supportive comments about this article at the bottom of this page using your Facebook profile.

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 Below is a video our nonprofit here created from pictures that members from the private group at Heroin Memorial gave us permission to use in our public YouTube video to help break the STIGMA around addiction.

Click here to Purchase Wristbands to support Heroin Support Inc, a 501(c)3 Nonprofit.  Below are some of the wristbands we carry.   

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Heroin Memorial - 2014/09/18 - Josh Zunick - Age 24 yrs - Newton, Massachusetts

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2014/09/18 - Josh Zunick - Age 24 yrs - Newton, Massachusetts

Submitted by: Cheri Zunick - Parent

Name: Josh Zunick
State:  Massachusetts, 02461

Date of Passing: 9/18/2014
Date of Birth: 12/21/89
Age: 24 

Tell Us About Them:

Josh was loving caring and funny


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

He struggled with Heroine


What Made Them Smile?

He always had a beautiful smile when he walked into a room he lit it up


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

He was my best friend as well as my son I miss his jokes and our long talks


If You Had a Chance to Say One More Thing to Your Angel What Would It Be?

I love you more than life itself

#AskMeAboutMyAngel #HeroinMemorial #GoneToSoon

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#AskMeAboutMyAngel #HeroinMemorial #GoneToSoon

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* Feel free to make supportive comments about this article at the bottom of this page using your Facebook profile.

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 Below is a video our nonprofit here created from pictures that members from the private group at Heroin Memorial gave us permission to use in our public YouTube video to help break the STIGMA around addiction.

Click here to Purchase Wristbands to support Heroin Support Inc, a 501(c)3 Nonprofit.  Below are some of the wristbands we carry.   

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Heroin Memorial - 2015/07/29 - Ryan Branscum - Age 27 yrs - Somerset, Kentucky

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2015/07/29 - Ryan Branscum - Age 27 yrs - Somerset, Kentucky

Submitted by: Tabatha Hughes - Sibling

Name: Ryan Branscum
State:  Kentucky, 42503

Date of Passing: 07/29/2015
Date of Birth: 6/28/88
Age: 27 

Tell Us About Them:

Very caring and loving!


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

He tried so hard in and out of rehabs,he was open with his family, but we wern't able to help.


What Made Them Smile?

His Boys, his family,baseball


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

His voice, his smile, him always being there when you needed him! JUST HIM!!


If You Had a Chance to Say One More Thing to Your Angel What Would It Be?

I guess I love you is what most say but when me when you die where are you going to spend etrintey?

#AskMeAboutMyAngel #HeroinMemorial #GoneToSoon

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#AskMeAboutMyAngel #HeroinMemorial #GoneToSoon

www.HeroinMemorial.org   www.HeroinSupport.org 

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* Feel free to make supportive comments about this article at the bottom of this page using your Facebook profile.

#AskMeAboutMyAngel  #HeroinMemorial   www.HeroinMemorial.org      www.HeroinSupport.org  

 Below is a video our nonprofit here created from pictures that members from the private group at Heroin Memorial gave us permission to use in our public YouTube video to help break the STIGMA around addiction.

Click here to Purchase Wristbands to support Heroin Support Inc, a 501(c)3 Nonprofit.  Below are some of the wristbands we carry.   

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Heroin Memorial - 2016/02/15 - Kevin Stuhr - Age 30 yrs - La Crosse, Wisconsin

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2016/02/15 - Kevin Stuhr - Age 30 yrs - La Crosse, Wisconsin

Submitted by: Sue Reinsvold - Parent

Name: Kevin Stuhr
State:  Wisconsin, 54601

Date of Passing: 02/15/2016
Date of Birth: 09/12/1985
Age: 30 

Tell Us About Them:

Kevin was a intelligent young man that always tried to act like hard ass, but had a heart of gold.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

Like many he started our with pain pills gradually going to heroin. He told me every day he was clean but clearly he wasn't


What Made Them Smile?

Being out doors, hiking, friends, family, his trantula Rose, and his pit bull Lexi.


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

I miss not seeing and talking to him everyday. I miss hugging and hanging out with him. I miss everything about him.


If You Had a Chance to Say One More Thing to Your Angel What Would It Be?

I love you, I always have, and always will. I am here to help you.

#AskMeAboutMyAngel #HeroinMemorial #GoneToSoon

www.HeroinMemorial.org   www.HeroinSupport.org 

Click here to submit your own memorial tribute.

#AskMeAboutMyAngel #HeroinMemorial #GoneToSoon

www.HeroinMemorial.org   www.HeroinSupport.org 

Click here to submit your own memorial tribute.

 

* Feel free to make supportive comments about this article at the bottom of this page using your Facebook profile.

#AskMeAboutMyAngel  #HeroinMemorial   www.HeroinMemorial.org      www.HeroinSupport.org  

 Below is a video our nonprofit here created from pictures that members from the private group at Heroin Memorial gave us permission to use in our public YouTube video to help break the STIGMA around addiction.

Click here to Purchase Wristbands to support Heroin Support Inc, a 501(c)3 Nonprofit.  Below are some of the wristbands we carry.   

DestroysBlack   HeavenPurpleBlack    IHatePurple

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Heroin Memorial - 2014/09/14 - Isaac Perez - Age 18 yrs - Woodhaven, Michigan

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09/14/2014 - Isaac Perez - Age 18 yrs - Woodhaven, Michigan

Submitted by: Jennifer Perez - Parent

Name: Isaac Perez
State:  Michigan, 48183
Date of Passing: 09/14/2014
Date of Birth: 12/06/1995
Age: 18 

Tell Us About Them:

Isaac loved music, playing guitar, singing, and he loved people. He would talk to anyone who needed to talk and try to help them.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

Isaac used for about a year. It's like we never had a chance


What Made Them Smile?

His nephew Jayce made him smile, and the thought of being a daddy to his unborn daughter.


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

I miss his hugs the most


If You Had a Chance to Say One More Thing to Your Angel What Would It Be?

Stay in Texas baby, please just stay in Texas

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#AskMeAboutMyAngel #HeroinMemorial #GoneToSoon

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Heroin Memorial - 2015/07/04 - Danielle Hinkle - Age 30 yrs - Jackson, Michigan

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07/04/2015 - Danielle Hinkle - Age 30 yrs - Jackson, Michigan

Submitted by: Sherry Russell - Parent

Name: Danielle Hinkle
State:  Michigan, 49263
Date of Passing: 07/04/2015 
Date of Birth: 2/13/1985
Age: 30 

Tell Us About Them:

Danielle's eyes were so blue and shiny she would lite up a room the minute she walked in. She was fun to be around and could make people laugh at their worst moments.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

Danielle struggled with addiction for a few years. She was in rehab one month before her death and I really thought she was going to make it this time around.


What Made Them Smile?

Being around her family


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

I miss her smile and laugh


If You Had a Chance to Say One More Thing to Your Angel What Would It Be?

How proud I am for the fight she fought with addiction

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#AskMeAboutMyAngel #HeroinMemorial #GoneToSoon

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