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Heroin Memorial - 2015/05/04 - Amanda Elam - Age 23 yrs - Covington, Kentucky

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2015/05/04 - Amanda Elam - Age 23 yrs - Covington, Kentucky

Submitted by: Christa Elam - Parent

Name: Amanda Elam
State:  Kentucky, 41015
Date of Passing: 05/04/2015
Date of Birth: 10/08/1991
Age: 23 

Tell Us About Them:

Amanda was a beautiful, goofy, sweet and wonderful daughter. My first born and only daughter. She made me smile all the day. She had a contagious laugh. She became a Mom at 16 but that didn't stop her from going to school and she had another child at 18 just 6 weeks before graduating high school. She did so and became a Mom again when she was 21. She had 2 handsome sons and a beautiful daughter. She was a good mom.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

I did not know about her addiction until about 14 months before she passed away. She had moved out when she was 18 with her boyfriend (the father of all her kids). I found out her kids were living with their grandparents and they were living in a hotel. Needless to say she was arrested for shoplifting twice and then she came to stay with me. I tried my best to help her. Wish I had known then what I know now about a lot of things and could of helped her more. She was depressed without her kids and was admitted for 5 days to behavior health. About 3 weeks after being released she bought what she thought was Heroin and she passed away from overdose 5/4/15. We found out a few months later that it was actually fentanyl in large quantity that killed her.


What Made Them Smile?

Her children. She loved them with all her heart.


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

Her laugh, her smile, her beautiful face. Hearing her laughing upstairs at 3 am talking to her friends who were not on drugs.


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

I love you pretty girl and I wish I could of done more for you. You are thought of and missed so much by all your children , family and friends.

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