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Heroin Memorial - 2016/03/27 - Mark Jack - Age 26 yrs - Hamburg, New York

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2016/03/27 - Mark Jack - Age 26 yrs - Hamburg, New York

Submitted by: Tricia Costantino - Parent

Name: Mark Jack
State:  New York, 14075

Date of Passing: 3/27/16
Date of Birth: 3/25/90
Age: 26 

Tell Us About Them:

Mark was funny and tried to make everyone laugh. He kind and had a huge heart. He was smart and didn't realize it. He was strong.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

Mark struggled with the disease for 8 years. Many rehabs, shocks, jail time. He tried and tried but couldn't beat it.


What Made Them Smile?

When others smiled mark smiled. When he made me laugh he was thrilled


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

His laugh


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

I love you infinity times infinity plus 1. And everything will be OK

#AskMeAboutMyAngel #HeroinMemorial #GoneToSoon

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Heroin Memorial - 2016/04/03 - Dennis Davy - Age 35 yrs - Superior, Wisconsin

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2016/04/03 - Dennis Davy - Age 35 yrs - Superior, Wisconsin

Submitted by: Jana Sutherland - Other Family

Name: Dennis Davy
State:  Wisconsin, 54880

Date of Passing: 04/03/2016
Date of Birth: 11/18/1980
Age: 35 

Tell Us About Them:

Dennis was wonderful, caring, giving, helpful, funny...he loves sports, and especially the Chicago Bears. He was such a great person.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

Dennis was diagnosed with epilepsy in elementary school, and I believe he struggled with depression soon after. It was hard for him to deal
With and get under control. I think when he got into his teenage years he started drinking, and experimenting with different drugs.


What Made Them Smile?

His dog Lily, when the Bears would win a game haha, and just being around his friends and family hanging out.


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

His smile, his laugh, and just knowing he is there if I ever wanted to call
Him or if I need him for
Something.


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

That I love him and appreciate the time I had with him, and for him always being there for me. Also, I just wish he would have reached out to me or someone for help before it got to this tragic point.

#AskMeAboutMyAngel #HeroinMemorial #GoneToSoon

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Heroin Memorial - 2016/03/06 - Nicholas Antich - Age 25 yrs - Crown Point, Indiana

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2016/03/06 - Nicholas Antich - Age 25 yrs - Crown Point, Indiana

Submitted by: Stacy Taylor - Parent

Name: Nicholas Antich
State:  Indiana, 46307

Date of Passing: 3-6-2016
Date of Birth: 9-3-90
Age: 25 

Tell Us About Them:

Nick was brilliant with an IQ of130. He had hopes of doing something great with his life. He wanted to be a doctor, but opted for the engineering program. He excelled in many avenues and loved history. He went away to college the fall of 2009 in Indy where he progressively dabbled in drugs, leading to heroin use. In 2014 I removed him from that environment and he struggled to find happiness in the everyday normal after being exposed to heroin. I lost my son to this horrible addiction


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

Nick started using drug while he was away at IUPUI. I sent a healthy, happy boy away to college and received an addict back. He used for about a year before I found out. Once I found out, he was sent away to rehab. He came back after 45 days and was just ok and relapsed within 4 months. He again went away to rehab for the second time and came home after 3 months and appeared to do better. He started exercising, tried a vegan diet, seen his doctor and took his meds for the new diagnosis of bipolar. He even stopped smoking in December. This was not a man who wanted to do drugs. At the end of February he started experiencing stress from work and relationships, stuff that the average person could handle. For the recovering addict, it only take small amounts of stress to drive them to their comfort drug. On March 5th he went to Indy for what was suppose to be a weekend getaway with old friends and yes some were old recovering heroin addicts. He relapsed and never came home.


What Made Them Smile?

He loved his animals. They always brought comfort and love to him.


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

I miss his beautiful eyes, the way he gave me hugs and kissed me and told me he loved me. I miss hearing my name come out of his mouth


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

That I love him so much

#AskMeAboutMyAngel #HeroinMemorial #GoneToSoon

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Heroin Memorial - 2016/03/18 - Jeffrey Tarr - Age 41 yrs - Griswold, Connecticut

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2016/03/18 - Jeffrey Tarr - Age 41 yrs - Griswold, Connecticut

Submitted by: Linda Tarr - Parent

Name: Jeffrey Tarr
State:  Connecticut, 06351

Date of Passing: 03/18/2016
Date of Birth: 7/24/74
Age: 41 

Tell Us About Them:

Jeffrey brightened a room with his infectious smile! He loved children and was like one of them playing in the yard.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

Jeffrey struggled with addiction at a young age. He was in and out of rehabs and sober houses many time. He was an alcoholic, but turned to heroin 8 months ago. He was in a sober house at the time of his overdose.


What Made Them Smile?

Jeffrey loved landscaping, cooking, and going to church.


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

I miss my boy coming in the door and saying "What up Mom"! His text saying "I love you"!


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

I love and miss you my boy! You were my heart and soul! I hope you are dancing in the sky with you Dad!

#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 - 2016/04/10 - Joshua Gauthier - Age 35 yrs - Salem, Massachusetts

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2016/04/10 - Joshua Gauthier - Age 35 yrs - Salem, Massachusetts

Submitted by: Rachel Obremski - Sibling

Name: Joshua Gauthier 
State:  Massachusetts, 01970

Date of Passing: 04/10/2016
Date of Birth: November 18, 1980
Age: 35 

Tell Us About Them:

Joshua was an extremely caring, sensitive, and dedicated father, son, brother, and grandson. Many called him a friend and knew he was someone you could rely on. His children are his pride and joy, they lit up his life. Joshua was a hard worker in all aspects of his life.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

Joshua did a very good job of hiding this from us. He had us all believing he was doing well. Unfortunately this was not the case and we were all blind sided when he passed.


What Made Them Smile?

Joshua loved his children more than anything in this world and wanted nothing more than to be a dad. He loved going to his son Christian's football games and cheering on his team.


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

His caring personality, he cared about every person he ever met. He would do anything for anyone without even second guessing it.


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

I am so sorry you left us the way you did, I'm sorry we weren't closer at the end, I wish I could wake up from this bad dream and have you back here with us where you belong. I love you so much big brother, forever and always.

#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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