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Heroin Memorial - 2016/08/06 - VINNY BATTIPAGLIA - Age 33 yrs - Somers Point, New Jersey

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2016/10/26 - Vinny Battipaglia - Age 27 yrs - Somers Point, New Jersey

Submitted by: Rick Battipaglia - Parent

Name: Vinny Battipaglia
State:  New Jersey, 08244

Date of Passing: 10/26/2016
Date of Birth: 02/25/1989
Age: 27

Tell Us About Them:

Vinny was so caring ,had a heart of gold,great personality and a joy to be with,and of course his laughter and guitar.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

He struggled for years ,was so determined to win,but lost in the end


What Made Them Smile?

His niece Adelina


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

His laugh and personality, and "LOVE YOU DAD".


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

I love you so much NO matter what and don t you forget it

#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 - 2016/05/31 - Joseph Jones - Age 24 yrs - St. Louis, Missouri

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2016/05/31 - Joseph Jones - Age 24 yrs - St. Louis, Missouri

Submitted by: Amanda Ward - Sibling

Name: Joseph Jones
State:  Missouri, 63129

Date of Passing: 5/31/2016
Date of Birth: 4/12/1992
Age: 24 

Tell Us About Them:

He was smart and loving. He was so talented with music. He loved to joke and tease me.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

He was depressed. He didn't like how his life turned out. He didn't like how he changed and caused people to worry. He carried a burden that he caused. He struggled for 4 years


What Made Them Smile?

Music made him smile. Music is what Joey lived for.


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

I miss everything about him.


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

I would say I love you one more time. Tell him that everything was going to be ok.

#AskMeAboutMyAngel #HeroinMemorial #GoneToSoon

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#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 - 2016/04/02 - Stanley Sparks - Age 34 yrs - Tucson, Arizona

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2016/04/02 - Stanley Sparks - Age 34 yrs - Tucson, Arizona

Submitted by: Maxine Sparks - Spouse

Name: Stanley Sparks
State:  Arizona, 85701

Date of Passing: 04/02/2016
Date of Birth: 08/13/82
Age: 34 

Tell Us About Them:

Lively and fun, between addiction and a mental illness my beloved was determined to win. He was going to school to be a drug counselor. He wanted to help the youth make sure they had a chance to avoid prison and just help make sure they saw other options. Loving son, brother, father, unclet and husband. He broke alot of hearts the day in his addition and especially the day he passed.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

Anything he could get his hands on it was more of not sure of how yo deal with emotions and when he stopped meds for his bipolar.


What Made Them Smile?

Life, sounds crazy but the smile just going to the movies, traveling, just being loved and able to make others smile.


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

His love...everything.


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

I would have spent the rest of life picking you up. I just wish you would have chosen life and belived in us.

#AskMeAboutMyAngel #HeroinMemorial #GoneToSoon

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#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 - 2011/10/03 - Daniel Lee Ballard - Age 25 yrs - College Station, Texas

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2011/10/03 - Daniel Lee Ballard - Age 25 yrs - College Station, Texas

Submitted by: Melinda White - Parent

Name: Daniel Lee Ballard
State:  Texas, 77845

Date of Passing: 10-03-2011
Date of Birth: 11-01-1985
Age: 25 

Tell Us About Them:

Lee was a gift. He came seven years after our daughter. He was a very active little boy. He loved to learn about science. He loved family, friends and life.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

Lee became addicted to heroin in college. He came home went to three months of rehab, but relapsed a year later dying from the overdose


What Made Them Smile?

He loved dogs, good jokes and a stimulating conversation with friends


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

His smile, his sense of humour and just him


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

Lee, I am sorry that I could not help you more in overcoming this disease of addiction. I would have died in place of you in a hearbeat. I will love you for eternity.

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#AskMeAboutMyAngel #HeroinMemorial #GoneToSoon

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#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 - 2015/09/01 - Kenneth Hartsock - Age 48 yrs - Fort Mitchell, Kentucky

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2015/09/01 - Kenneth Hartsock - Age 48 yrs - Fort Mitchell, Kentucky

Submitted by: Teresa Hartsock - Spouse

Name: Kenneth Hartsock
State:  Kentucky, 41017

Date of Passing: 09/01/2015
Date of Birth: 12/16/1966
Age: 48 

Tell Us About Them:

My hubby was the greatest guy you would have ever met in the world he was a great dad he did anything for anybody an not thought twice about it


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

The struggles he had was opiated addiction started with pain pills then went to heroin


What Made Them Smile?

He smile was our childern and our animals


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

I miss the person he use to be he was the one that to charge an made things right he took care of his family when he was sober I miss that guy so much


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

I love you baby I wish I would have been more educated to help you with what you were going through no mistake I will carry on through your eyes an try to help others

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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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