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Heroin Memorial - 2015/09/07 - Gary Locklear - Age 32 yrs - Rosedale, Maryland

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2015/09/07 - Gary Locklear - Age 32 yrs - Rosedale, Maryland

Submitted by: Ruth Koester - Other Family

Name: Gary Locklear
State:  Maryland, 21237

Date of Passing: 09/07/2015
Date of Birth: 06/21/1983
Age: 32 

Tell Us About Them:

Awesome Father, Grandson, Son, nephew, Cousins-Brother for a Cousin, lifetime friend for ever


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

After 10 + years watching u battle Heroin you Beat Heroin yet overdosed on Methadone (silent killer). You were not prescribed Methadone & somehow were able to buy off the streets which Murdered you. Whoever sold it to you is still making money off their next victims. Now I have to keep my head clear of depression to fight the demon that reminds me how you died? I’m not sure how to do that? But with God’s help all things are possible. I know you’re at peace. Amen


What Made Them Smile?

His daughter Zoey & playing the guitar...now u play in heaven but forever in our hearts until we see you again.


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

Loosing YOU! Playing guitar with Family never complaining Free Spirit never judged others for mistakes. Always a blessing of joy in the worse times.


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

I can't believe this happened. It wasn't your time. I miss you so much! Your mother is a wreck! She thinks it's her fought & I can't deal with the grief not just loosing you but the grief. It's like a nightmare without an ending. But I know you're at peace. Praise be to Our Lord of All Hope "Jesus" amen.

#AskMeAboutMyAngel #HeroinMemorial #GoneToSoon

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Heroin Memorial - 2015/01/13 - Ryan Cowger - Age 32 yrs - Fresno, California

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2015/01/13 - Ryan Cowger - Age 32 yrs - Fresno, California

Submitted by: Janice Paulson - Parent

Name: Ryan Cowger
State:  California, 93710

Date of Passing: 01/13/2015
Date of Birth: 08/12/1982
Age: 32 

Tell Us About Them:

He was a 4.0 student with a heart of gold. A gentle soul. Loving and Kind


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

He went from prescribed OxyContin to heroin. Heroin killed him. He had been clean for a year. He took that fatal dose


What Made Them Smile?

Music. He was an amazing guitar player


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

Everything, 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 more than life

#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.

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 - 2013/10/01 - Allison Fitzgerald - Age 23 yrs - Owenton,Kentucky

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2013/10/01 - Allison Fitzgerald - Age 23 yrs - Owenton,Kentucky

Submitted by: Sonya Fitzgerald - Parent

Name: Allison Fitzgerald
State:  Kentucky, 40359

Date of Passing: 10-01-2013
Date of Birth: 04-14-1990
Age: 23 

Tell Us About Them:

Allison was our first born. She was a great girl. Full of life. Allison was an A student through Hugh school, was in marching band from middle school until she graduated. Allison was the one in the crowd that would always make people laugh. She was so fun to be around.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

We really didn't experience Allison struggling with addiction. It was brought to our attention that she may have tried heroin. We talked to her about it and offered her help, but as I'm sure all do, she denied using. Within just a couple months she overdosed. Her sister found her in our living room. She overdosed by snorting the heroin. It is something I will never understand and ask myself why everyday. Some days I'm just numb and don't really even know what I feel. I just know it's the greatest heartbreak I have ever known. My heart aches for her and I miss her more every day.


What Made Them Smile?

It didn't take much at all to make our sweet girl smile. She loved being around her friends and enjoyed the simple things in life.


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

I miss hearing her voice and seeing her smile.


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

I would just tell her, as I did every day, how much I love her. I would tell her how special she is.

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#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.

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 - 2014/09/29 - Jesse Repko - Age 33 yrs - Warren, Ohio

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2014/09/29 - Jesse Repko - Age 33 yrs - Warren, Ohio

Submitted by: jodi Sanders - Other Family

Name: Jesse Repko
State:  Ohio, 44483

Date of Passing: 09/29/2014
Date of Birth: 5/20/1981
Age: 33 

Tell Us About Them:

Jesse was a hard worker and a Pittsburgh steelers fan. He would give the shirt off his back for a friend in need. He loved his family and his daughter most of all. many friends of his from school have spoken out to me about how nice jesse was to everyone , not caring about the opinion of others .


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

Jesse was born into the cycle of addiction ., lost his father and brother . He was a father figure to his younger brothers. When we met , he was honest about his struggle , but he had just complete teen challenge and was the best he had ever been. He would relapse on pills and then to heroin. then would quickly get help or just stop cold. He would always tell me " I got this. I'm done . I know what I need to do ". sadly , his love for his daughter wasn't enough to stop his demons .


What Made Them Smile?

one word . his daughter ,Bliss . she was his world . his whole heart was filled with love for her ..


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

I miss the way jesse loved me unconditionally. He was forgiving and just an amazing man . I miss everything about him and he can't be replaced .


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

I would say" I'm sorry , you were right about so much and I was too caught up on your addiction to see where I was wrong . please forgive me "

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#AskMeAboutMyAngel #HeroinMemorial #GoneToSoon

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Click here to submit your own memorial tribute.

#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 - 2006/11/29 - Nicole Zippel - Age 26 yrs - Bellmawr, New Jersey

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2006/11/29 - Nicole Zippel - Age 26 yrs - Bellmawr, New Jersey

Submitted by: Anna Anzalone - Other Family

Name: Nicole Zippel
State:  New Jersey, 08031

Date of Passing: November 29, 2006
Date of Birth: January 23, 1980
Age: 26 

Tell Us About Them:

Had a 2 month old son Phoenix when she passed away


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

clean for 6 years, then relapsed.


What Made Them Smile?

Family


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

Everything


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

I Love You

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#AskMeAboutMyAngel #HeroinMemorial #GoneToSoon

www.HeroinMemorial.org   www.HeroinSupport.org 

Click here to submit your own memorial tribute.


#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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