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Heroin Memorial - 2015/07/20 - Anthony Naporano - Age 25 yrs - Mastic Beach, New York

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2015/07/20 - Anthony Naporano - Age 25 yrs - Mastic Beach, New York

Submitted by: Lisa Clifford - Parent

Name: Anthony Naporano
State:  New York, 11951

Date of Passing: July 20 2015
Date of Birth: October 1 1989 
Age: 25 

Tell Us About Them:

Anthony was a talented and smart boy , he played sports and played piano . He never was married or had any children , he was a brother and an uncle .


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

Anthony got into a car accident and that started the journey with pain pills , when he could no longer obtain the pills heroin became his friend . He would get clean for small amounts of time but always found a way back to the heroin . As his mom , I hated to see his struggle and tried to do an intervention . I am an active member of AA and believe recovery is possible and there is hope . He became very angry with me for that attempt . But later on down the road he would become clean again and thank me and tell me he knew I was trying to help and that he would love me always . Anthony was clean and getting his life together , he had a car and a job and was genuinely happy . He could not wait to see me and. He would drive us fishing . We made plans and that was the last time I heard his voice .


What Made Them Smile?

Anthony loved to snow board and fish . Every time we went fishing he was smiling . He also loved to cook and he would smile when we cooked together .


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

I miss his voice and his hugs our fishing trips and his love .


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

I love you so much don't ever forget that .

#AskMeAboutMyAngel #HeroinMemorial #GoneToSoon

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Heroin Memorial - 2015/04/20 - Erik Kihner - Age 24 yrs - Houston, Texas

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2015/04/20 - Erik Kihner - Age 24 yrs - Houston, Texas

Submitted by: Lauren Kuhner - Sibling

Name: Erik Kihner
State:  Texas, 77070

Date of Passing: 04/20/2015
Date of Birth: 03/21/1991
Age: 24 

Tell Us About Them:

Erik never realized how amazing he really was. He had one sisters athletic ability, and the others brain. He was outgoing, funny, and artistic.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

It took control over him. Nothing could stop him from getting what he wanted. Addiction, Heroin, drinking stole my brother. He became angry, lazy, depressed, a criminal.


What Made Them Smile?

His Friends around, animals, family, cookie cake, skateboarding.


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

How loving, sweet, and caring he was when he was sober. His silly, whacky since of humor. His ability to stand up for others.


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

You changed me for the better. Thank you.

ErikKihner2

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Heroin Memorial - 2014/07/12 - Lance Eager - Age 20 yrs - Pasadena, Maryland

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2014/07/12 - Lance Eager - Age 20 yrs - Pasadena, Maryland

Submitted by: Ann Youngblood - Parent

Name: Lance Eager
State:  Maryland, 21122

Date of Passing: 07/12/2014
Date of Birth: 08/04/1993
Age: 20 

Tell Us About Them:

Lance was very athletic. He loved playing football. He was a jokester and loved to make people laugh. He had a big hurt and cared about his family and friends.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

Lance struggled with addiction for about 7yrs before he lost his battle. He started with drinking and marijuana before going to pills. A year before he passed we found out he was using heroin. He was sober for 90 days and doing so well. This was his turning point...he wanted more then anything to live a sober and happy life. He made one last mistake that cost him the ultimate price.


What Made Them Smile?

He was a jokester so acting silly and making his friends smile made him smile


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

I miss him being his goofy self and picking on me and his brothers. He has an older and younger brother. He loved to agitate his little brother but he loved him very much.


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

I am so proud of you. You have become a handsome, redponsible young man. I know how hard you fought this disease! I love you my sweet baby.

#AskMeAboutMyAngel #HeroinMemorial #GoneToSoon

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Heroin Memorial - 2016/01/22 - Cory Day - Age 24 yrs - West Seneca, New York

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2016/01/22 - Cory Day - Age 24 yrs - West Seneca, New York

Submitted by: Jamie Smith - Friend

Name: Cory Day
State:  New York, 14224

Date of Passing: 01/22/2016
Date of Birth: 03/27/1991
Age: 24 

Tell Us About Them:

Cory had a sense of humor and personality that could make literally anyone and everyone love him. His smile and his hug could make any sad day better. He was only 24 when he was taken from us, and he had so many big hopes and dreams for his life. I have never in my life met anyone quite like Cory, and I know I never will. He was one of a kind, and that is why he was so special to everyone who knew him.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

Cory struggled with addiction for about 10 years. He went to multiple programs, detoxes, and even jail quite a few times. Sometimes it would stick for a few days. Sometimes a month. But, unfortunately, his addiction took his life when he was 2 months sober. He wanted a better life. He hated his addiction. He knew he had a problem, and he knew he needed help. Everyday I wish he could have just one more chance. Just one more chance to make his life everything he wanted it to be.


What Made Them Smile?

Cory loved his family. His mom was his world. He was so protective over her. Same with his little sister. He loved playing music with his dad. They had a complicated relationship, but music was the one thing that brought them together, and Cory loved every second of that. Cory loved helping people. He loved making people laugh. He tried to hide it with his tough guy personality, but he had such a big heart and despite his addiction, he would do anything for those he loved.


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

I miss his smile. I miss him holding me and always protecting me. I miss hearing him say "I love you." I miss his laugh, and his goofy sense of humor. The way you couldn't stay mad at him because he always knew exactly what to do or say to make you laugh. I just miss being able to call him and talk for hours. I miss picking him up and going to sit by the water, laying together and talking. I miss talking about our future and listening to his ideas for what he was going to do. I miss listening to him talk to his mom. He really loved her. I just miss my Cory. He was my constant for a long time, and I'm just not sure where to go from here.


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

I love you. You are loved by SO MANY people. You can get through this. I'm sorry for not coming to see you, but I thought I was doing what was best. But I thought I had forever to come see you again. But if I had to sum up what I'd say to him in ONE sentence if I had the chance, it would be- "I told you you were my always and forever, so I'll always love you, until the day we meet again."

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Heroin Memorial - 2016/02/07 - Mike Zarella - Age 29 yrs - Kyiv, Massachusetts

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2016/02/07 - Mike Zarella - Age 29 yrs - Kyiv, Massachusetts

Submitted by: Jocelyn Newman - Friend

Name: Mike Zarella
State:  Massachusetts, 02735

Date of Passing: 02/07/2016
Date of Birth: 02/08/1986
Age: 29 

Tell Us About Them:

Caring, sweet, selfless, handsome.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

He relapsed after 3 years of being sober


What Made Them Smile?

His son Miloh


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

His smile


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

I would tell him how much he means to me, and how amazing he was as a person .

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Heroin Memorial - 2015/09/01 - Alexandra Wilkins - Age 25 yrs - Averill Park, New York

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2015/09/01 - Alexandra Wilkins - Age 25 yrs - Averill Park, New York

Submitted by: Debra Wilkins - Parent

Name: Alexandra Wilkins
State:  New York, 12018

Date of Passing: 9/1/2015
Date of Birth: 8/9/1990
Age: 25 

Tell Us About Them:

Alex was a very talented girl. She was a talented artist and could play guitar and had a beautiful voice. She had graduated with a BA from SUNY Oneonta. She majored in music industry. Alex had a quick wit and a great sense of humor.
Alex is missed by many. I'll never get used to her being gone. I miss her so much.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

Alex suffered from anxiety and depression and had started taking Xanax which her doctor prescribed in higher and higher doses. She was on them for over 4 years. She changed doctors and they were trying to wean her off of them. She told me that that was when she started using heroin because it made her feel better. She told us she was addicted to heroin 2 weeks before she died. We got her into detox and she seemed good when she got out. We knew nothing about addiction and didn't know how hard it is to get away from. She gave me a hard time about asking her if she what she was doing so I gave her space which was a big mistake. She walked out of detox with nothing except a referral to outpatient care. She got an appointment for 5 days later. When she went they wanted the name of her psychiatrist and she wouldn't give it because she would loose her Xanax which she said she couldn't live without


What Made Them Smile?

Alex loved animals. Especially cats. She would have been a crazy cat lady someday. She loved music and going to concerts. She loved hanging out with her friends.


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

I miss her coming home and coming through the door and saying 'hey'. I miss her sense of humor and talking to her.


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

I would tell her how talented she was and how much I loved her.

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Heroin Memorial - 2016/02/02 - AJ Hall - Age 27 yrs - Dearborn, Michigan

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2016/02/02 - AJ Hall - Age 27 yrs - Dearborn, Michigan

Submitted by: Shannon Hall - Sibling

Name: AJ Hall
State:  Michigan, 48124

Date of Passing: 02/02/2016
Date of Birth: 09/15/1988
Age: 27 

Tell Us About Them:

A.J. was my big brother. He was such a bright, happy, strong man. He always tried to make you smile when you were down. He was an All-Area Wrestling Champ, and Regional Qualifier. A.J. always was a fighter. He was my hero.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

A.J.'s addiction started with pills, hanging out with all the wrong people that got him face to face with heroin. I would say he experimented with drugs for 10 years total, but depended on heroin for 5 years. A.J. was in and out of rehab 3 times and one 3 month stint in jail. Nothing seemed to stick. Finally, November 2015, after landing himself in the hospital, A.J. moved in with our father and found God again. He was baptized, and all felt right with the world. Then February 2, 2016, we got the phone call.... That dreadful phone call no one ever wants to receive. Heroin laced with fentanyl, accidental overdose.


What Made Them Smile?

His daughter, Leigh Marie. and his Girlfriend, Alyssa.


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

I miss his smile, laugh, and hugs.


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

I love you, so much.

AJHall2

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Heroin Memorial - 2015/07/06 - Brian Beck - Age 29 yrs - Lincoln, Illinois

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2015/07/06 - Brian Beck - Age 29 yrs - Lincoln, Illinois

Submitted by: Ron Beck - Sibling

Name: Brian Beck
State:  Illinois, 62656

Date of Passing: 07/06/2015
Date of Birth: 02/22/1986
Age: 29 

Tell Us About Them:

Fun loving artist


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

Couldn't get away from the dragon


What Made Them Smile?

His family and friends


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

His laugh and smile


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

I love and miss you

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Heroin Memorial - 2016/02/03 - Aaron Weisbrodt - Age 35 yrs - Brighton, Michigan

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2016/02/03 - Aaron Weisbrodt - Age 35 yrs - Brighton, Michigan

Submitted by: Stacey Daniels - Spouse

Name: Aaron Weisbrodt
State:  Michigan, 48116

Date of Passing: 02-03-2016
Date of Birth: 08-02-1980
Age: 35 

Tell Us About Them:

Aaron was an amazing man, that loved fishing, the outdoors and life.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

Aaron struggled through most of his lofe, with some addiction or another.


What Made Them Smile?

Fishing, life


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

Every single thing, his laugh, his smile, him...


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

I love you

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Heroin Memorial - 2015/09/03 - Debra Richardson - Age 56 yrs - Fall River, Massachusetts

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2015/09/03 - Debra Richardson - Age 56 yrs - Fall River, Massachusetts

Submitted by: Kristen Richardson - Other Family

Name: Debra Richardson
State:  Massachusetts, 02724

Date of Passing: 9/3/2015
Date of Birth: 8/15/1959
Age: 56 

Tell Us About Them:

She was a single mom forever. Never asked anyone for any help. Even got clean when I was 6 and stayed clean my entire childhood til I turned 19 then she went back to it.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

She had struggled with heroin and alcohol since she was 12! She had a lot of issues in her life that she just couldn't handle. So she used whatever she could to kill the pain.


What Made Them Smile?

Her 3 grandsons and me her daughter and all her cats and dogs lol


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

I miss talking to her about everything and her always being there for us all!


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

I would tell her how much we really do love her!

#AskMeAboutMyAngel #HeroinMemorial #GoneToSoon

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Heroin Memorial - 2014/07/16 - Michael Mattson - Age 26 yrs - Wilmington, Delaware

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2014/07/16 - Michael Mattson - Age 26 yrs - Wilmington, Delaware

Submitted by: Paula Mattson - Parent

Name: Michael Mattson
State:  Delaware, 19808

Date of Passing: 7/16/14
Date of Birth: 6/8/88
Age: 26 

Tell Us About Them:

Michael was athletic, kind, funny. He could name any player, on any team, of any sport. He was a great left-handed pitcher. He loved the Dodgers.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

Michael tried alcohol and pit when he was 12. At 14 he had a surgery and was given morphine. He said "this makes me feel good." That was the beginning. He spent the next 12 years on a roller coaster of using, rehab, sober living, relapse, rehab...


What Made Them Smile?

His daughter Mia. He called her "my girl." He loved his time with her. She was 3 1/2 when we lost him.


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

His laughter and his hugs.


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

I'm sorry. I'm sorry that I didn't know enough about this disease to help him more.

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Heroin Memorial - 2015/02/07 - Jenna Branciaroli - Age 29 yrs - Wellsburg, West Virginia

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2015/02/07 - Jenna Branciaroli - Age 29 yrs - Wellsburg, West Virginia

Submitted by: Debi Branciaroli - Parent

Name: Jenna Branciaroli
State:  West Virginia, 26070

Date of Passing: 02/07/2015
Date of Birth: 08/29/1985
Age: 29 

Tell Us About Them:

She was so smart and funny and kind.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

Jenna struggled for year went to long term rehab and did wonderful for about 3 years. She relapsed and returned to a 30 day rehab. Relapsed again 5 weeks after her release and passed.


What Made Them Smile?

Her daughter and family


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

Her beautiful smile


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

I love you so much and miss your laughter and smile

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Heroin Memorial - 2015/12/28 - Joshua Davidson - Age 33 yrs - Laconia, New Hampshire

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2015/12/28 - Joshua Davidson - Age 33 yrs - Laconia, New Hampshire

Submitted by: Pamela Davidson - Parent

Name: Joshua Davidson
State:  New Hampshire, 03246

Date of Passing: 12/28/2015
Date of Birth: 8/17/82
Age: 33 

Tell Us About Them:

Joshua had a huge heart would help anybody before himself he had a great sense of humor


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

Joshua struggled with Heroin for 19 years he caught a infection Sepsis from needle use clean or dirty and had seizures and a Major Stroke


What Made Them Smile?

Being with Family


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

His Smile, His Humor & Kindness


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

I had never dealt with addiction in my life. I had no idea how to handle loving someone with an addiction. I'm sorry if I hurt you in any way, which I know I did. If I could do things over with the knowledge that I have now I would. Your Daughter has your bright blue eyes and looks like you a lot and not a day goes by that I don't think about you.

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Heroin Memorial - 2016/02/08 - Ceseli Fields - Age 26 yrs - Somerset, Kentucky

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2016/02/08 - Ceseli Fields - Age 26 yrs - Somerset, Kentucky

Submitted by: Sheila Fields - Parent

Name: Ceseli Fields
State:  Kentucky, 42501

Date of Passing: 02/08/2016
Date of Birth: 12/18/1989
Age: 26 

Tell Us About Them:

Ceseli loved everyone, especially the broken. The more broken a person was, the more she would help, advocate for, and love them.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

Her addiction was well hidden, a functioning addict. As a family, we never even knew.


What Made Them Smile?

Everything made her smile. She loved life, always smiling.


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

Everything.... I miss her smile, her laugh, her daily I love you texts.


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

I miss and love you beautiful Girl. I will meet you at the gates of Heaven.

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Heroin Memorial - 2015/10/15 - Jared Justice - Age 26 yrs - Dry Ridge, Kentucky

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2015/10/15 - Jared Justice - Age 26 yrs - Dry Ridge, Kentucky

Submitted by: Rebecca Alsip - Sibling

Name: Jared Justice
State:  Kentucky, 41035

Date of Passing: 10/15/2015
Date of Birth: 07/27/1989
Age: 26 

Tell Us About Them:

Jared was a son, brother, and uncle who would be there for you no matter what. During his active addiction he was a totally different person. He was the most cockiest person I had ever met. He loved learning about trees and had an extensive knowledge about them. He hated school and authority. Loved to be out doors all of the time.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

We have a lot of presumptions but we really don't know when he really started to experiment with drugs. He tried alcohol before he was 21 and got into trouble with that. After the first time of being in trouble with the law it just went down hill from there. He was very good at hiding his addiction. It wasn't until he was caught that we realized the extent of the situation. He had struggled for about 6 years with addiction. In and out of jail, being sober in jail, then getting out and going right back to drugs and hanging around the wrong crowd. We had hoped that a year and a half of jail time would have made him realize that sober was the way to be, but 30 days out of jail he was right back where he left off.


What Made Them Smile?

He loved goofing off and picking on people.


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

I miss everything about him. Even though he got on my last nerve I still miss not having him here with us physically. Not being able to grow old with him and knowing it's just me now is what hurts the most.


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

I would tell him that I loved him. We never really expressed out feelings for each other or in our immediate family. We all just sorta knew that we all loved each other in the actions that we took everyday. That we all needed him even if he thought that we didn't. I would express my feelings more openly with him and tell him the honest truth with no filters. Hoping that he would realize his actions was hurting everyone around him.

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Heroin Memorial - 2016/01/20 - Timothy Malone - Age 39 yrs - Granby, Connecticut

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2016/01/20 - Timothy Malone - Age 39 yrs - Granby, Connecticut

Submitted by: Darcy Malone - Spouse

Name: Timothy Malone 
State:  Connecticut, 06035

Date of Passing: 01/20/2016
Date of Birth: 06/11/1976
Age: 39 

Tell Us About Them:

Tim was a wonderful father who cared about his children deeply.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

Tim struggled with addiction for most of his life.


What Made Them Smile?

His children made him beam from ear to ear.


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

I miss his smile and the love he had for us.


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

We love you Tim. You are at peace now. Please watch over us and wrap us in your love.

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Heroin Memorial - 2010/08/07 - Paul Layne - Age 28 yrs - Foristell, Missouri

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2010/08/07 - Paul Layne - Age 28 yrs - Foristell, Missouri

Submitted by: Kitty Layne - Parent

Name: Paul Layne
State:  Missouri, 63348

Date of Passing: 08-07-2010
Date of Birth: 10-11-1982
Age: 28 

Tell Us About Them:

Paul was a loving and caring person. He had the biggest heart.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

He struggled with addiction for about 14 years. It was the last couple of years that he struggled with herion addiction after several years of struggling with prescription pill addiction.


What Made Them Smile?

His three wonderful sons. Being outdoors fishing and hunting.


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

His smile and sense of humor.


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

I love you and I understand you had a disease you could not defeat.

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Heroin Memorial - 2014/03/01 - Anthony Perez - Age 23 yrs - Mount Joy, Pennsylvania

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2014/03/01 - Anthony Perez - Age 23 yrs - Mount Joy, Pennsylvania

Submitted by: Stacy Emminger - Parent

Name: Anthony Perez
State:  Pennsylvania, 17552

Date of Passing: 03/01/14
Date of Birth: 04/27/90
Age: 23 

Tell Us About Them:

Anthony loved to go fishing. He loved to cook and was a master in the kitchen. He worked in lots of restaurants. He came up with some delicious dishes. He liked cars and liked to work on motors. He was a daredevil on bikes and four wheelers.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

Anthony started drinking and smoking pot when he was about 13. He graduated to coke and crack by the time he was 16. He tried anything he was given, really. We took him to rehab at 16, but he ran away within a few hours and we had to pick him up. He continued to drink and mix substances. I don't think he had a day without something in him for years. He did a few 30-day jail terms. He started using heroin when he was 22 and was dead right before he turned 24.


What Made Them Smile?

Our pets. His son.


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

He told me he loved me every day. Even when he was a teenager. I remember all the moms were jealous that even when he was in high school he still hugged me and told me he loved me. I'd give anything to hear him say, "I love you, Mom." just one more time.


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

I love you, Anthony. I'm glad you're out of pain now.

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Heroin Memorial - 2015/09/11 - Katherine Carter - Age 23 yrs - Liverpool, New York

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2015/09/11 - Katherine Carter - Age 23 yrs - Liverpool, New York

Submitted by: Tammy Carter - Sibling

Name: Katherine Carter
State:  New York, 13090

Date of Passing: 09/11/2015
Date of Birth: 10/24/1991
Age: 23 

Tell Us About Them:

She was a beautiful young woman who lost ger way with drugs. She was a very smart girl. Went into the Army and served her country.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

Her struggle started with marijuana then pills after awhile it wasn't enough for her. I found out she was using heroin or whatever she could get.


What Made Them Smile?

Her family and friends. She loved animals she was actually about to get a dog before she passed. She already had two cats.


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

I miss everything. I miss my baby sister.


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

I would tell her that I love her and I wish I could of done something more to help her.

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Heroin Memorial - 2015/08/31 - Dennis LongElk - Age 25 yrs - Welch, Minnesota

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2015/08/31 - Dennis LongElk - Age 25 yrs - Welch, Minnesota

Submitted by: Tammy Wells Garcia - Parent

Name: Dennis LongElk
State:  Minnesota, 55089

Date of Passing: 8•31•15
Date of Birth: 5•8•90
Age: 25 

Tell Us About Them:

Dennis was the youngest of my 2 children. He was a father of 3children who miss him a whole bunch. Dennis trusted and found to befriend people of all walks of life. He had a heart of gold and a smile worth a thousand words. He had a great sense of humor and always had people laughing no matter what the situation was. He was smart and knew his way around getting what he wanted. He will always be my baby boy, regardless.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

My son struggled with addiction at an early age. The older he got, the worse his drug habit consumed his life. Anxiety and depression played a major role into his using. He sought out using daily just to feel normal. The sad part was, he only thought of himself and no one else during these times, but I knew he wanted to quit and tried many times to become sober, but to no avail. He was his worst enemy, he knew it. He loved Us and his children but loved that feeling of numbness more. The worries stopped once he started self medicating. It was a daily routine, a routine in which one becomes accustomed to the situation at head. The withdrawal for him, like many others, wasn't pretty. He didn't OD on heroin, but did dabble with it. His DOC was Xanax and Methodone, that's what was in his system at the TOD, the struggle is real...


What Made Them Smile?

His family, he was proud of his children and seeing them happy is what made him smile. A home cooked meal always put a smile on his face too, me loved my cooking. Knowing we cared and loved him, regardless of the drug Use, made him smile. Knowing he could count on me, made him smile. Simple things in life, made him smile. The drugs use to mask his smile, the faces of addiction covered up his smiles...


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

What do I miss most ?!! Hmmmm, I miss him, him before the drugs took over his heart, mind, body & soul. I miss the little boy I carried for 9 months of my life, I miss the little boy that I raised into a young man, only to be taken away from me. I thought we could conquer these demons, but in the end, they won.


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

Simple---> I love you !

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