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Heroin Memorial - 2015/07/25 - Noah Sams - Age 18 yrs - Rock Creek, Ohio

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07/25/2015 - Noah Sams - Age 18 yrs - Rock Creek, Ohio

Submitted by: Kari Rhodes - Parent

Name: Noah Sams
State:  Ohio, 44084
Date of Passing: 07/25/2015
Date of Birth: 08/31/1996
Age: 18 

Tell Us About Them:

Noah was the most loving caring person I've ever known. Noah would take the shirt off his back to help anyone. Noah was not judgemental but noah was always so sensitive and felt judged. Noah was popular with the girls and friends but never felt good enough for some reason. Noah treated all females with the upmost respect. He would open doors for them, he would stick up for anyone being picked on. Noah was active in basketball, baseball, football, wrestling and loved the water and beaches. Noah started college at Kent state University fresh out of high school. He wanted to be a detective and help others. We really started to lose noah when his 20 yr old sister deandra passed away here at home of an overdose. He was lost without her.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

Noah took pain pills for back injuries, and tonsil surgery prior to his heroin use. Noah overdosed on his deceased sisters first birthday after she deceased. This was his first time using. He was saved with the use of narcam. Noah said he just wanted to understand his sisters death. We sent him straight from ICU to glenbeigh treatment center but noah had lost his will to live. Noah asked jests into his heart a month before he died. Noah was found in low income housing on a bathroom floor. The kids noah was with left him on a bathroom floor for 30 minutes before calling 911. It was too late he was lifeflighted to Cleveland and on life support for 2 weeks with no brain activity. Noah went into cardiac arrest 3 times. I made the decision to let him go and he donated 8 vital organs and saved 5 people's lives. He was a hero.


What Made Them Smile?

Noah loved sports, the beach and the water.


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

I miss everything about noah. I miss his smile, his hugs (my hugged bear) I miss his patients, tender heart, caring voice. Noah was a laid back simple man.


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

Son I love you and miss you so much. I feel empty. I feel I will NEVER be whole again. I feel cheated. I will never get to see you have children or marry. I understand you not wanting to suffer anymore and I'm glad your not suffering but I thought we would make it out of this alive. I now feel dead inside but will continue on for your little sisters. I do feel you near me when I need you most so thank you and I can not wait for the day we all reunite again. I am proud of the young man you were regardless of the outcome. I will love you forever and a day my son.

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