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Heroin Memorial - 2016/03/29 - Michael DeMay - Age 36 yrs - St. Louis, Missouri

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2016/03/29 - Michael DeMay - Age 36 yrs - St. Louis, Missouri

Submitted by: Melissa DeMay - Sibling

Name: Michael DeMay
State:  Missouri, 63111

Date of Passing: 03/29/2016
Date of Birth: 09/14/1979
Age: 36 

Tell Us About Them:

Michael was a very good hearted person who wanted to be a father, a husband a role model for my nephew. He never made it to be married a and to have any kids but he left a huge impact in all of our lives. He was thoughtful and honest even during his sickest times I could still trust he wouldn't steal from me. He was funny, sarcastic and so very smart....I miss him ...the person he was before I was scared of him dying.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

He wanted to be better, he never wanted to hurt himself, my mom or my nephew especially. The first time he overdosed he was so ashamed and we thought he would be scared and get right...we were wrong. He tried, we tried...I could not understand why he just wouldn't stop using this drug that was going to Kill him..kill my mom from a broken heart.


What Made Them Smile?

My nephew, kids...my grandbabies. Michael was always so good with kids, so patient.


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

Everything...his smile, yelling at him for walking so heavy lol, nagging at him because I loved him he was my baby brother.


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

I'm sorry I didn't do more...

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Heroin Memorial - 2015/08/18 - Ronald Henderson - Age 57 yrs - Saegertown, Pennsylvania

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2015/08/18 - Ronald Henderson - Age 57 yrs - Saegertown, Pennsylvania

Submitted by: Dawn Henderson - Spouse

Name: Ronald Henderson
State:  Pennsylvania, 16433

Date of Passing: 8/18/15
Date of Birth: 8/11/58
Age: 57 

Tell Us About Them:

Loving Husband and Father, loved God and people. Loved the great outdoors. Fishing and hunting were some of his favorite things to do besides watching his children play sports


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

His struggle started when he began having severe back pain due to several herniated discs in his back. His doctor began prescribing him massive doses of Morphine and Percocet. After being clean and sober for over 10 years, his disease reared its ugly head as his pain worsened, his need for medication increased. He knew how to get the medicine he needed prescribed by seeing several different doctors and using different pharmacies throughout town. His last resort before possibly having to have surgery on his back was the use of heroine. He was worried about not being able to provide for his family. Now he is gone.


What Made Them Smile?

His family


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

i miss my best friend, having someone to talk to, to share my life with, i just miss him being in my life every day!


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

Im sorry i couldn't do more to help you. I love you!

#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 - 2014/12/17 - Timothy Conners Jr - Age 25 yrs - Hamilton, Ohio

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2014/12/17 - Timothy Conners Jr - Age 25 yrs - Hamilton, Ohio

Submitted by: Pamela Robinson - Parent

Name: Timothy Conners Jr
State:  Ohio, 45013

Date of Passing: 12/17/2014
Date of Birth: 12/27/1988
Age: 25 

Tell Us About Them:

Timmy was my only son, the eldest of my 2 children he loved life the biggest love of his life was his little sister, he always said I had her for him, he loved her unconditionally. Timmy was such a caring person he loved four wheeling and spending time with his family. I am so greatful that I had him for the 25yrs that god granted me, I miss him more then words can ever express.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

Timmy struggled with addiction for about 5-6yrs, his drug of choice besides marijuana was an addiction to pills, I first cought on when he came home and passed out in our hallway in the middle of the night hitting the wall so hard he knocked himself out he had mixed somekind of pills with alcohol, shortly after that he went away to drug rehab in Florida, he did good after coming home for about 1yr, then I started to notice "The Change" I gave him a choice to move out or go back to rehab, with no job he backed up amd moved out, about 2 weeks later I got a phone call at work from a rehab in California wanting his insurance information he took it upon himself to find a place to go, I was so proud of him for taking that step on his own he was gone for about 6months when he returned he took over running our family buisness during the day then later started working a 2nd job at night, he did so well for about 1yr then he got pulled over he took a a breathalyzer test and passed that the police officer did not believe that he was sober he believed he was under the influence of something so they wanted to take him in for a blood test he refused the blood test so they charged him with a DUI he told me he would have tested positive for marijuana so at that time he was put on reporting probation he had to report to a probation officer every week and do a drug test he paid off all of his fines and passed every single drug test he passed away December 17th 2014 the week he should have been taken off probation he had paid off all of his fines and did past that final drug screen, he was found by our neighbor in his room unresponsive when he did not show up for work he passed away later at the hospital in disbelief that it could have been drugs because of passing all the drug test at the probation officer we were shocked to find out that he died of a fentanyl heroin overdose after checking his cell phone somehow he had been passing the drug screen over the past two weeks and have been experimenting with the heroin I seen several text messages where he had asked the dealer if the stuff he was using was good or bad with Assurance from the drug dealer to him that he would never sell bad stuff that's when I found out that he used heroin, with my sister being a 6 year or more heroin addict he assured me he would never ever try to use that and him passing all the drug screens at the probation officer had given him I believed him however past those drug screens the last 2 weeks that he was on probation I will never know, he was doing so well working 2 jobs paying off all of his fines within just a short period of time I was totally blindsided by this. Timmy died 10 days before his 26th birthday I had to bury him the day after his birthday December 27th his birthday being December 26th I refused to bury him on the day he was born.


What Made Them Smile?

Clowning around with his dad and sister.


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

His smile, the 4:30pm phone call that I got every single day when I got off of work to find out what was going to be for dinner whether he was going to be home or not and he would always say save me some and the sound of his truck pulling up in front of the house when he would come home and every night no matter what time he came home he would always come in my bedroom tell me he was home and give me a kiss goodnight.


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

But I love him more than anything in the world and that I'm sorry I didn't come down that morning to wake him up I didn't see his keys laying on the counter and it being his payday I always lay his pay check underneath his keys I am so sorry that I did not go down there and ask him where his keys were I know after working during the day what are family business and then working at night at his other job he was always so tired and headed to be woke up for the alarm clock went off. I just wanted to let him know that I love him more than anything in the world and I know he would never purposely leave his momma and his little sister.

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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 - 2014/04/27 - Jenn Finn - Age 29 yrs - Methuen, Massachusetts

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2014/04/27 - Jenn Finn - Age 29 yrs - Methuen, Massachusetts

Submitted by: Judy Holden - Parent

Name: Jenn Finn
State:  Massachusetts, 01844

Date of Passing: 4-27-14
Date of Birth: 4-26-85
Age: 29 

Tell Us About Them:

She was a beloved daughter and Mommy


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

She had tried many times to stop but, the legal
System failed her


What Made Them Smile?

Her daughter


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

Just everything


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

I am sorry that we did not talk more

#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 - 2014/08/03 - Stephen Ceres - Age 27 yrs - Miramar, Florida

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2014/08/03 - Stephen Ceres - Age 27 yrs - Miramar, Florida

Submitted by: Carin Ceres - Parent

Name: Stephen Ceres
State:  Florida, 33027

Date of Passing: 8/3/2014
Date of Birth: 6/21/1987
Age: 27 

Tell Us About Them:

Stephen was a funny, loving person who had many friends. He was loved by his family. He was an accomplished Chef who had a degree from Johnson and Wales.
He had a girlfriend that loved him. He had a promising future that was cut short by heroin. He would probably say to us not to worry he is fine.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

Stephen was a loving son who struggled with addiction. He was really a prescription opoid addict. When the pill mills were shut down he turned to heroin which eventually took his life. The really sad part is he was clean for almost a year.


What Made Them Smile?

Hanging with the cousins at family events and just joking around.


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

Talking to him on the phone everyday.


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

I love you and have always loved you unconditionally. I wish you had come to me before you made that last fatal decision.

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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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