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Heroin Memorial - 2016/04/20 - Mike Silvia - Age 44 yrs - North Charleston, South Carolina

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2016/04/20 - Mike Silvia - Age 44 yrs - North Charleston, South Carolina

Submitted by: Nicole Silvia - Spouse

Name: Mike Silvia
State:  South Carolina, 29420

Date of Passing: 04/20/2016
Date of Birth: 05-09-1971
Age: 44 

Tell Us About Them:

A great man that struggled with an awful addiction. He is survived by his wife, Nicole, and 12 wonderful children. May he rest in peace.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

Dealt with this struggle for most of his life.


What Made Them Smile?

His children always made him smile.


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

How he always could make you laugh.


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

You've been given your second chance.

#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 - 2015/05/22 - John OBrien - Age 36 yrs - Haverhill, Massachusetts

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2015/05/22 - John OBrien - Age 36 yrs - Haverhill, Massachusetts

Submitted by: Jaime Coutu - Spouse

Name: John OBrien
State:  Massachusetts, 01830

Date of Passing: 5/22/15
Date of Birth: 6/3/78
Age: 36 

Tell Us About Them:

John had the biggest heart!! He loved spending time with his family and always tried to protect the ones he loved!!


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

John was a disabled veteran who was a Purple Heart recipient! He came back from Afganistan and couldn't deal with everything he saw over there and turned to drugs. John had been clean for 5 months when he relapsed and lost his life.


What Made Them Smile?

His family, me and his step daughter!


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

I miss when he would give me a big hug and tell me that he loved me!! I miss always feeling safe when he was around!


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

That I love him so much and I miss him and I'm sorry I couldn't save him!


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#AskMeAboutMyAngel #HeroinMemorial #GoneToSoon

www.HeroinMemorial.org   www.HeroinSupport.org 

Click here to submit your own memorial tribute.


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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 - 2015/07/06 - Amber Lewis- Age 26 yrs - Northampton, Pennsylvania

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2015/07/06 - Amber Lewis- Age 26 yrs - Northampton, Pennsylvania

Submitted by: Darlene Lewis - Parent

Name: Amber LEWIS
State:  Pennsylvania, 18067

Date of Passing: 07062015
Date of Birth: 12101987
Age: 26 

Tell Us About Them:

She was a beautiful young mother of two her eyes could melt ice cube in seconds they're as blue as the blue could be and sparkling until that day the sparkle left she loved helping people she worked as a CNA she love poetry dancing shopping yard saling spending time with her friends and family which was the most important to her never in a million years what I thought she wouldn't have died like this my angel baby I miss her so much


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

She has started with her drugs after her first son has been born and struggled with it all the way till her daughter was born who was born addicted she was in and out of rehab and the last time she was clean was right before her brother died then her brother died and she went off the deep end and used went back to rehab and we thought she was on the good path but evidently the demon god again and we found her dead in the bedroom on the morning of July 6th 2015


What Made Them Smile?

Everything made her smile even through her darkest addiction she always try to put that fake smile on


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

her smile her humor and her compassion for life


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

I love you unconditionally

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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.   

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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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#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.   

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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

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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