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Heroin Memorial - 2015/03/25 - Jerome bugielski - Age 24 yrs - Wayne, Illinois

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2015/03/25 - Jerome bugielski - Age 24 yrs - Wayne, Illinois

Submitted by: Diane Caputo - Sibling

Name: Jerome bugielski
State:  Illinois, 60184

Date of Passing: 3-25-2015
Date of Birth: 6-26-90
Age: 24 

Tell Us About Them:

JJ had so many friends and was very caring


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

Was very depressed and just wanted to be happy


What Made Them Smile?

The thought of family being together and getting along


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

He was my baby brother. I miss 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

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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 - 2016/03/06 - Charlie Donoho - Age 41 yrs - Dundalk, Maryland

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2016/03/06 - Charlie Donoho - Age 41 yrs - Dundalk, Maryland

Submitted by: Emily Donoho - Parent

Name: Charlie Donoho
State:  Maryland, 21222

Date of Passing: 03/06/2016
Date of Birth: 5/30/74
Age: 41 

Tell Us About Them:

My dad, Charlie, was a hard working man, with a huge heart, and one courageous personality. He is known for going into anything, with full force all from the heart. And of course being a social butterfly. One legacy he stuck strong to was If he believed, he could. No matter what my dad was going through, it didn't matter to him, what he cared about was seeing others around him happy. He's been through extreme ups and downs in life but always thrived to make it the best he could, being nothing but positive, keeping a huge smile, regardless of the situation.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

My dad struggled most of his life with addiction. But it did not get bad until life threw a series of hardships his way. With no where to turn, and no one to turn to but me, he turned to what was a nightmare something he thought could make him feel good rather then depressed and lonely through his complicated life. But he did not like it. At first he thought there was nothing better then it. But then I realized, he hated what he loved. He hated that it took him over and controlled his life, he hated that he could ever let himself get to that point, he hated that it took him away from all he had, he hated that he needed it. He wanted, and knew he had to get clean, and he pushed, and pushed with never ending hope to do that. He would make it months without, but it always pulled him back. He hated it, and so did I. We never thought it could happen to him, but it ends only two ways. However, he is now clean flying high with others who faced the same struggle.


What Made Them Smile?

Little things would make my dad happy. A sunny day, spending time with loved ones and friends, and being outside doing active things.


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

I most miss my dads smile, voice, and motivation to always be my best.


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

That he did his job as a father, a friend, and son and he left one huge legacy behind in the neighborhood, and most important that I love him.

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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 - 2015/11/24 - Macey Doss - Age 19 yrs - Frisco,Texas

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2015/11/24 - Macey Doss - Age 19 yrs - Frisco,Texas

Submitted by: Michelle Cherry - Parent

Name: Macey Doss
State:  Texas, 75035

Date of Passing: 11/24/2015
Date of Birth: 03/14/1996
Age: 19 

Tell Us About Them:

Beautiful young lady, who loved her family dearly.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

Macey was in and out of many rehabs since the early age of 15. She never found a way to beat this demon!


What Made Them Smile?

Her dog and music.


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

Not having her around to love.


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

I love you!!

#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 - 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

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 - 2015/05/22 - 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.


#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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