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Heroin Memorial - 2015/05/19 - Nathan Motley - Age 24 yrs - Springfield, Illinois

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2015/05/19 - Nathan Motley - Age 24 yrs - Springfield, Illinois

Submitted by: Connie Cooper - Parent

Name: Nathan Motley
State:  Illinois, 62702
Date of Passing: 5/19/15
Date of Birth: 5/19/91
Age: 24 

Tell Us About Them:

Nathan "Nate" is my oldest child. He was always good kid growing up, played baseball and had a great sense of humor. His talent in life was to make others laugh and to make them feel good about themselves. He wore his heart on his sleeve. He enjoyed all kinds of music and working on computers. His favorite teams included the St. Louis Cardinals and the Kansas City Chiefs.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

Nate struggled with painkillers after high school (after having his wisdom teeth removed). I had him in rehab 2x, but these places didn't really make anything better. He struggled with anxiety and depression, so he self-medicated. At the time of his death, I was unaware he had been using heroin or ever even tried it. Even though he was a good kid, he did lie and let his addiction control his personality at times. I can see how conflicted he was when he wanted to not be an addict.


What Made Them Smile?

Nate's family and friends made him smile. He loved listening to music and truly enjoyed finding new music.


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

I miss him with every ounce of my life. I miss his laugh. I miss him making me laugh.


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

I'm sorry Nate I didn't understand your addiction. I am so sorry I treated you like a healthy person making bad decisions and not like a sick person needing more help. I love you so much son. I seriously do not know how to live without you!

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