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Heroin Memorial - 2016/05/31 - ASHLEY Selter - Age 26 yrs - Louisville, Kentucky

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2016/05/31 - ASHLEY Selter - Age 26 yrs - Louisville, Kentucky

Submitted by: April Hays - Parent

Name: ASHLEY Selter
State:  Kentucky, 40215

Date of Passing: 5/31/2016
Date of Birth: 21190
Age: 26 

Tell Us About Them:

She had a beautiful soul she had a six year old daughter she was beautiful


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

She struggled for about a yr when they took her baby is when she became a addict it was all down hill from there in and out of rehab several times


What Made Them Smile?

Her baby girl


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

Her smile her voice her out going attiude


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

Please come home we will fix it again I promise you.the last time before she passed her so called friends left her behind in a abandoned house cops turn there head to it and there is two treatment houses that sit in front of this place

#AskMeAboutMyAngel #HeroinMemorial #GoneToSoon

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Heroin Memorial - 2015/09/07 - Gary Locklear - Age 32 yrs - Rosedale, Maryland

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2015/09/07 - Gary Locklear - Age 32 yrs - Rosedale, Maryland

Submitted by: Ruth Koester - Other Family

Name: Gary Locklear
State:  Maryland, 21237

Date of Passing: 09/07/2015
Date of Birth: 06/21/1983
Age: 32 

Tell Us About Them:

Awesome Father, Grandson, Son, nephew, Cousins-Brother for a Cousin, lifetime friend for ever


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

After 10 + years watching u battle Heroin you Beat Heroin yet overdosed on Methadone (silent killer). You were not prescribed Methadone & somehow were able to buy off the streets which Murdered you. Whoever sold it to you is still making money off their next victims. Now I have to keep my head clear of depression to fight the demon that reminds me how you died? I’m not sure how to do that? But with God’s help all things are possible. I know you’re at peace. Amen


What Made Them Smile?

His daughter Zoey & playing the guitar...now u play in heaven but forever in our hearts until we see you again.


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

Loosing YOU! Playing guitar with Family never complaining Free Spirit never judged others for mistakes. Always a blessing of joy in the worse times.


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

I can't believe this happened. It wasn't your time. I miss you so much! Your mother is a wreck! She thinks it's her fought & I can't deal with the grief not just loosing you but the grief. It's like a nightmare without an ending. But I know you're at peace. Praise be to Our Lord of All Hope "Jesus" amen.

#AskMeAboutMyAngel #HeroinMemorial #GoneToSoon

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Heroin Memorial - 2015/01/13 - Ryan Cowger - Age 32 yrs - Fresno, California

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2015/01/13 - Ryan Cowger - Age 32 yrs - Fresno, California

Submitted by: Janice Paulson - Parent

Name: Ryan Cowger
State:  California, 93710

Date of Passing: 01/13/2015
Date of Birth: 08/12/1982
Age: 32 

Tell Us About Them:

He was a 4.0 student with a heart of gold. A gentle soul. Loving and Kind


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

He went from prescribed OxyContin to heroin. Heroin killed him. He had been clean for a year. He took that fatal dose


What Made Them Smile?

Music. He was an amazing guitar player


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

Everything, I miss everything about him


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

I love you more than life

#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 - 2013/10/01 - Allison Fitzgerald - Age 23 yrs - Owenton,Kentucky

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2013/10/01 - Allison Fitzgerald - Age 23 yrs - Owenton,Kentucky

Submitted by: Sonya Fitzgerald - Parent

Name: Allison Fitzgerald
State:  Kentucky, 40359

Date of Passing: 10-01-2013
Date of Birth: 04-14-1990
Age: 23 

Tell Us About Them:

Allison was our first born. She was a great girl. Full of life. Allison was an A student through Hugh school, was in marching band from middle school until she graduated. Allison was the one in the crowd that would always make people laugh. She was so fun to be around.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

We really didn't experience Allison struggling with addiction. It was brought to our attention that she may have tried heroin. We talked to her about it and offered her help, but as I'm sure all do, she denied using. Within just a couple months she overdosed. Her sister found her in our living room. She overdosed by snorting the heroin. It is something I will never understand and ask myself why everyday. Some days I'm just numb and don't really even know what I feel. I just know it's the greatest heartbreak I have ever known. My heart aches for her and I miss her more every day.


What Made Them Smile?

It didn't take much at all to make our sweet girl smile. She loved being around her friends and enjoyed the simple things in life.


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

I miss hearing her voice and seeing her smile.


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

I would just tell her, as I did every day, how much I love her. I would tell her how special she is.

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#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 - 2014/09/29 - Jesse Repko - Age 33 yrs - Warren, Ohio

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2014/09/29 - Jesse Repko - Age 33 yrs - Warren, Ohio

Submitted by: jodi Sanders - Other Family

Name: Jesse Repko
State:  Ohio, 44483

Date of Passing: 09/29/2014
Date of Birth: 5/20/1981
Age: 33 

Tell Us About Them:

Jesse was a hard worker and a Pittsburgh steelers fan. He would give the shirt off his back for a friend in need. He loved his family and his daughter most of all. many friends of his from school have spoken out to me about how nice jesse was to everyone , not caring about the opinion of others .


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

Jesse was born into the cycle of addiction ., lost his father and brother . He was a father figure to his younger brothers. When we met , he was honest about his struggle , but he had just complete teen challenge and was the best he had ever been. He would relapse on pills and then to heroin. then would quickly get help or just stop cold. He would always tell me " I got this. I'm done . I know what I need to do ". sadly , his love for his daughter wasn't enough to stop his demons .


What Made Them Smile?

one word . his daughter ,Bliss . she was his world . his whole heart was filled with love for her ..


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

I miss the way jesse loved me unconditionally. He was forgiving and just an amazing man . I miss everything about him and he can't be replaced .


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

I would say" I'm sorry , you were right about so much and I was too caught up on your addiction to see where I was wrong . please forgive me "

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#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 - 2006/11/29 - Nicole Zippel - Age 26 yrs - Bellmawr, New Jersey

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2006/11/29 - Nicole Zippel - Age 26 yrs - Bellmawr, New Jersey

Submitted by: Anna Anzalone - Other Family

Name: Nicole Zippel
State:  New Jersey, 08031

Date of Passing: November 29, 2006
Date of Birth: January 23, 1980
Age: 26 

Tell Us About Them:

Had a 2 month old son Phoenix when she passed away


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

clean for 6 years, then relapsed.


What Made Them Smile?

Family


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

Everything


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

I Love You

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#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 - 2015/03/25 - Jerome bugielski - Age 24 yrs - Wayne, Illinois

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2015/03/25 - Jerome bugielski - Age 24 yrs - Wayne, Illinois

Submitted by: Diane Caputo - Sibling

Name: Jerome bugielski
State:  Illinois, 60184

Date of Passing: 3-25-2015
Date of Birth: 6-26-90
Age: 24 

Tell Us About Them:

JJ had so many friends and was very caring


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

Was very depressed and just wanted to be happy


What Made Them Smile?

The thought of family being together and getting along


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

He was my baby brother. I miss everything


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

I love you.

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#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 - 2016/03/06 - Charlie Donoho - Age 41 yrs - Dundalk, Maryland

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2016/03/06 - Charlie Donoho - Age 41 yrs - Dundalk, Maryland

Submitted by: Emily Donoho - Parent

Name: Charlie Donoho
State:  Maryland, 21222

Date of Passing: 03/06/2016
Date of Birth: 5/30/74
Age: 41 

Tell Us About Them:

My dad, Charlie, was a hard working man, with a huge heart, and one courageous personality. He is known for going into anything, with full force all from the heart. And of course being a social butterfly. One legacy he stuck strong to was If he believed, he could. No matter what my dad was going through, it didn't matter to him, what he cared about was seeing others around him happy. He's been through extreme ups and downs in life but always thrived to make it the best he could, being nothing but positive, keeping a huge smile, regardless of the situation.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

My dad struggled most of his life with addiction. But it did not get bad until life threw a series of hardships his way. With no where to turn, and no one to turn to but me, he turned to what was a nightmare something he thought could make him feel good rather then depressed and lonely through his complicated life. But he did not like it. At first he thought there was nothing better then it. But then I realized, he hated what he loved. He hated that it took him over and controlled his life, he hated that he could ever let himself get to that point, he hated that it took him away from all he had, he hated that he needed it. He wanted, and knew he had to get clean, and he pushed, and pushed with never ending hope to do that. He would make it months without, but it always pulled him back. He hated it, and so did I. We never thought it could happen to him, but it ends only two ways. However, he is now clean flying high with others who faced the same struggle.


What Made Them Smile?

Little things would make my dad happy. A sunny day, spending time with loved ones and friends, and being outside doing active things.


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

I most miss my dads smile, voice, and motivation to always be my best.


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

That he did his job as a father, a friend, and son and he left one huge legacy behind in the neighborhood, and most important that I love him.

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#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 - 2015/11/24 - Macey Doss - Age 19 yrs - Frisco,Texas

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2015/11/24 - Macey Doss - Age 19 yrs - Frisco,Texas

Submitted by: Michelle Cherry - Parent

Name: Macey Doss
State:  Texas, 75035

Date of Passing: 11/24/2015
Date of Birth: 03/14/1996
Age: 19 

Tell Us About Them:

Beautiful young lady, who loved her family dearly.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

Macey was in and out of many rehabs since the early age of 15. She never found a way to beat this demon!


What Made Them Smile?

Her dog and music.


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

Not having her around to love.


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

I love you!!

#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 - 2016/04/20 - Mike Silvia - Age 44 yrs - North Charleston, South Carolina

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2016/04/20 - Mike Silvia - Age 44 yrs - North Charleston, South Carolina

Submitted by: Nicole Silvia - Spouse

Name: Mike Silvia
State:  South Carolina, 29420

Date of Passing: 04/20/2016
Date of Birth: 05-09-1971
Age: 44 

Tell Us About Them:

A great man that struggled with an awful addiction. He is survived by his wife, Nicole, and 12 wonderful children. May he rest in peace.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

Dealt with this struggle for most of his life.


What Made Them Smile?

His children always made him smile.


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

How he always could make you laugh.


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

You've been given your second chance.

#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 - 2015/05/22 - John OBrien - Age 36 yrs - Haverhill, Massachusetts

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2015/05/22 - John OBrien - Age 36 yrs - Haverhill, Massachusetts

Submitted by: Jaime Coutu - Spouse

Name: John OBrien
State:  Massachusetts, 01830

Date of Passing: 5/22/15
Date of Birth: 6/3/78
Age: 36 

Tell Us About Them:

John had the biggest heart!! He loved spending time with his family and always tried to protect the ones he loved!!


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

John was a disabled veteran who was a Purple Heart recipient! He came back from Afganistan and couldn't deal with everything he saw over there and turned to drugs. John had been clean for 5 months when he relapsed and lost his life.


What Made Them Smile?

His family, me and his step daughter!


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

I miss when he would give me a big hug and tell me that he loved me!! I miss always feeling safe when he was around!


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

That I love him so much and I miss him and I'm sorry I couldn't save him!


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Heroin Memorial - 2015/07/06 - Amber Lewis- Age 26 yrs - Northampton, Pennsylvania

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2015/07/06 - Amber Lewis- Age 26 yrs - Northampton, Pennsylvania

Submitted by: Darlene Lewis - Parent

Name: Amber LEWIS
State:  Pennsylvania, 18067

Date of Passing: 07062015
Date of Birth: 12101987
Age: 26 

Tell Us About Them:

She was a beautiful young mother of two her eyes could melt ice cube in seconds they're as blue as the blue could be and sparkling until that day the sparkle left she loved helping people she worked as a CNA she love poetry dancing shopping yard saling spending time with her friends and family which was the most important to her never in a million years what I thought she wouldn't have died like this my angel baby I miss her so much


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

She has started with her drugs after her first son has been born and struggled with it all the way till her daughter was born who was born addicted she was in and out of rehab and the last time she was clean was right before her brother died then her brother died and she went off the deep end and used went back to rehab and we thought she was on the good path but evidently the demon god again and we found her dead in the bedroom on the morning of July 6th 2015


What Made Them Smile?

Everything made her smile even through her darkest addiction she always try to put that fake smile on


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

her smile her humor and her compassion for life


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

I love you unconditionally

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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.

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 - 2016/03/29 - Michael DeMay - Age 36 yrs - St. Louis, Missouri

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2016/03/29 - Michael DeMay - Age 36 yrs - St. Louis, Missouri

Submitted by: Melissa DeMay - Sibling

Name: Michael DeMay
State:  Missouri, 63111

Date of Passing: 03/29/2016
Date of Birth: 09/14/1979
Age: 36 

Tell Us About Them:

Michael was a very good hearted person who wanted to be a father, a husband a role model for my nephew. He never made it to be married a and to have any kids but he left a huge impact in all of our lives. He was thoughtful and honest even during his sickest times I could still trust he wouldn't steal from me. He was funny, sarcastic and so very smart....I miss him ...the person he was before I was scared of him dying.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

He wanted to be better, he never wanted to hurt himself, my mom or my nephew especially. The first time he overdosed he was so ashamed and we thought he would be scared and get right...we were wrong. He tried, we tried...I could not understand why he just wouldn't stop using this drug that was going to Kill him..kill my mom from a broken heart.


What Made Them Smile?

My nephew, kids...my grandbabies. Michael was always so good with kids, so patient.


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

Everything...his smile, yelling at him for walking so heavy lol, nagging at him because I loved him he was my baby brother.


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

I'm sorry I didn't do more...

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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 - 2015/08/18 - Ronald Henderson - Age 57 yrs - Saegertown, Pennsylvania

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2015/08/18 - Ronald Henderson - Age 57 yrs - Saegertown, Pennsylvania

Submitted by: Dawn Henderson - Spouse

Name: Ronald Henderson
State:  Pennsylvania, 16433

Date of Passing: 8/18/15
Date of Birth: 8/11/58
Age: 57 

Tell Us About Them:

Loving Husband and Father, loved God and people. Loved the great outdoors. Fishing and hunting were some of his favorite things to do besides watching his children play sports


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

His struggle started when he began having severe back pain due to several herniated discs in his back. His doctor began prescribing him massive doses of Morphine and Percocet. After being clean and sober for over 10 years, his disease reared its ugly head as his pain worsened, his need for medication increased. He knew how to get the medicine he needed prescribed by seeing several different doctors and using different pharmacies throughout town. His last resort before possibly having to have surgery on his back was the use of heroine. He was worried about not being able to provide for his family. Now he is gone.


What Made Them Smile?

His family


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

i miss my best friend, having someone to talk to, to share my life with, i just miss him being in my life every day!


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

Im sorry i couldn't do more to help you. I love you!

#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 - 2014/12/17 - Timothy Conners Jr - Age 25 yrs - Hamilton, Ohio

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2014/12/17 - Timothy Conners Jr - Age 25 yrs - Hamilton, Ohio

Submitted by: Pamela Robinson - Parent

Name: Timothy Conners Jr
State:  Ohio, 45013

Date of Passing: 12/17/2014
Date of Birth: 12/27/1988
Age: 25 

Tell Us About Them:

Timmy was my only son, the eldest of my 2 children he loved life the biggest love of his life was his little sister, he always said I had her for him, he loved her unconditionally. Timmy was such a caring person he loved four wheeling and spending time with his family. I am so greatful that I had him for the 25yrs that god granted me, I miss him more then words can ever express.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

Timmy struggled with addiction for about 5-6yrs, his drug of choice besides marijuana was an addiction to pills, I first cought on when he came home and passed out in our hallway in the middle of the night hitting the wall so hard he knocked himself out he had mixed somekind of pills with alcohol, shortly after that he went away to drug rehab in Florida, he did good after coming home for about 1yr, then I started to notice "The Change" I gave him a choice to move out or go back to rehab, with no job he backed up amd moved out, about 2 weeks later I got a phone call at work from a rehab in California wanting his insurance information he took it upon himself to find a place to go, I was so proud of him for taking that step on his own he was gone for about 6months when he returned he took over running our family buisness during the day then later started working a 2nd job at night, he did so well for about 1yr then he got pulled over he took a a breathalyzer test and passed that the police officer did not believe that he was sober he believed he was under the influence of something so they wanted to take him in for a blood test he refused the blood test so they charged him with a DUI he told me he would have tested positive for marijuana so at that time he was put on reporting probation he had to report to a probation officer every week and do a drug test he paid off all of his fines and passed every single drug test he passed away December 17th 2014 the week he should have been taken off probation he had paid off all of his fines and did past that final drug screen, he was found by our neighbor in his room unresponsive when he did not show up for work he passed away later at the hospital in disbelief that it could have been drugs because of passing all the drug test at the probation officer we were shocked to find out that he died of a fentanyl heroin overdose after checking his cell phone somehow he had been passing the drug screen over the past two weeks and have been experimenting with the heroin I seen several text messages where he had asked the dealer if the stuff he was using was good or bad with Assurance from the drug dealer to him that he would never sell bad stuff that's when I found out that he used heroin, with my sister being a 6 year or more heroin addict he assured me he would never ever try to use that and him passing all the drug screens at the probation officer had given him I believed him however past those drug screens the last 2 weeks that he was on probation I will never know, he was doing so well working 2 jobs paying off all of his fines within just a short period of time I was totally blindsided by this. Timmy died 10 days before his 26th birthday I had to bury him the day after his birthday December 27th his birthday being December 26th I refused to bury him on the day he was born.


What Made Them Smile?

Clowning around with his dad and sister.


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

His smile, the 4:30pm phone call that I got every single day when I got off of work to find out what was going to be for dinner whether he was going to be home or not and he would always say save me some and the sound of his truck pulling up in front of the house when he would come home and every night no matter what time he came home he would always come in my bedroom tell me he was home and give me a kiss goodnight.


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

But I love him more than anything in the world and that I'm sorry I didn't come down that morning to wake him up I didn't see his keys laying on the counter and it being his payday I always lay his pay check underneath his keys I am so sorry that I did not go down there and ask him where his keys were I know after working during the day what are family business and then working at night at his other job he was always so tired and headed to be woke up for the alarm clock went off. I just wanted to let him know that I love him more than anything in the world and I know he would never purposely leave his momma and his little sister.

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Heroin Memorial - 2014/04/27 - Jenn Finn - Age 29 yrs - Methuen, Massachusetts

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2014/04/27 - Jenn Finn - Age 29 yrs - Methuen, Massachusetts

Submitted by: Judy Holden - Parent

Name: Jenn Finn
State:  Massachusetts, 01844

Date of Passing: 4-27-14
Date of Birth: 4-26-85
Age: 29 

Tell Us About Them:

She was a beloved daughter and Mommy


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

She had tried many times to stop but, the legal
System failed her


What Made Them Smile?

Her daughter


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

Just everything


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

I am sorry that we did not talk more

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Heroin Memorial - 2014/08/03 - Stephen Ceres - Age 27 yrs - Miramar, Florida

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2014/08/03 - Stephen Ceres - Age 27 yrs - Miramar, Florida

Submitted by: Carin Ceres - Parent

Name: Stephen Ceres
State:  Florida, 33027

Date of Passing: 8/3/2014
Date of Birth: 6/21/1987
Age: 27 

Tell Us About Them:

Stephen was a funny, loving person who had many friends. He was loved by his family. He was an accomplished Chef who had a degree from Johnson and Wales.
He had a girlfriend that loved him. He had a promising future that was cut short by heroin. He would probably say to us not to worry he is fine.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

Stephen was a loving son who struggled with addiction. He was really a prescription opoid addict. When the pill mills were shut down he turned to heroin which eventually took his life. The really sad part is he was clean for almost a year.


What Made Them Smile?

Hanging with the cousins at family events and just joking around.


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

Talking to him on the phone everyday.


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

I love you and have always loved you unconditionally. I wish you had come to me before you made that last fatal decision.

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Heroin Memorial - 2015/12/10 - Cristy Johnson - Age 35 yrs - Medford, Massachusetts

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2015/12/10 - Cristy Johnson - Age 35 yrs - Medford, Massachusetts

Submitted by: Kim Johnson - Other Family

Name: Cristy Johnson
State:  Massachusetts, 02155

Date of Passing: 12/10/2015
Date of Birth: 12/24/79
Age: 35 

Tell Us About Them:

There's 2 pics are my niece and nephew cristy and Danny..I watched them grow up and participated in both their lives they were my elder brothers 2 oldest he now has one child left and is raising cristy oldest son. addiction is no stranger to our family I come from a family of right I lost 3 siblings 2 a direct result of addiction my story is this: We were not tought to cope with such awful words like heroin or overdose or needle it wasn't spoken of and most parents while I was growing up turned their heads and stayed in denial .,i come from from a very large loving family we were all very close at one time the first sibling I lost was 29 a marine a devoted husband and had just became a father and couldn't have been more proud and happy he cought an an a cute case of liver disease and died very sudden death,,this is where my tragic family story began after that my mother was so very tired and in denial I feel it triggered her early onset Alzheimer's at 54 she forgot who I was at 22 after that it's been one tragedy after the next people hear my story and tthey just look at me and say OMG WHAT a horrible life you've endorsed but no I didn't have a horrible life nor did cristy and Danny Johnson we do not choose to become what we become when drugs take over God willing I was addicted to heroin however it took everything I had that I loved and quick too I haven't touched heroin since2005 I consider myself blessed as I got it I figured out why I wanted to numb my feelings it's taken years of hard work and looking 3 wonderful children because of it however I have an 8 year old who's never seen me out of context and I'm grateful for that .....my niece cristy was may favorite that's never been a secret and over the years I would try and give her knowledge that I had received and this time right b4 she was brutally murdered because of the addiction she was on her way to treatment that day she loved her boys she had three boys Tyler Jayden and William and it's all she ever spoke of she was in pain as we as re while we are in the grips cristy will never be forgotten she was kind generous and loving and did not deserved what happened to her I love you all Cristy Danny Paula burns Paul Johnson Susan Johnson Judi Johnson who died of leukemia Kay and Donny Johnson and many many more


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

I really can't say .....it was a struggle crud dodnt want to be who she was at that time but didn't have much hope


What Made Them Smile?

What made cristy smile was a good joke her and I wild always talk about the old days and that always made her smile my mother her grandmother made her smile her children her parents she was full of life and loved life


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

I miss most about cristy is our talks we shared deep secrets we looked very much alike we zalways had fun


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

I love you baby girl and RIP

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Heroin Memorial - 2015/05/11 - Timothy Fennessy - Age 38 yrs - Attleboro, Massachusetts

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2015/05/11 - Timothy Fennessy - Age 38 yrs - Attleboro, Massachusetts

Submitted by: Valerie ODonnell - Sibling

Name: Timothy Fennessy
State:  Massachusetts, 02703

Date of Passing: 5/2/15
Date of Birth: 5/11/1977
Age: 38 

Tell Us About Them:

Timmy was a truly amazing person. He was my big brother, my protector, my best friend. He could walk in to a room and make anyone laugh and smile. He was a sports fanatic, frequently going to Fenway to see the Red Socks and always watching the Patriots. He loved his neice and nephews and for my son with special needs he was his whole world. He loved music and poetry and we loved going to concerts together.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

We grew up in a family where addiction was the normal. As early as I can remember my brother struggled with addiction. He never wanted to be an addict, he would go to rehab, do good for a while get healthy again. But those demons never left, always hiding out in the back of his mind waiting for the right time to strike. He fought the good fight right until the end. I watched the drugs steal his happiness, his family and friends and finally his life.


What Made Them Smile?

His nephews and neices, his sisters, he loved his family. He loved his guys night sleep overs with his two nephews. He loved his dog Abby, she was his baby.


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

His hugs, he gave the best hugs. His humor, he always knew how to make me laugh when I was upset. Talking to him because he could figure out what I was thinking and feeling before I even knew.


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

I'm sorry that I couldn't save you, I'm sorry I survived our childhood and you didn't. I love you so much and I'm not mad at you. I know we will see each other again and until then I know your with me always.

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Heroin Memorial - 2016/01/09 - Kevin Outen - Age 24 yrs - Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania

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2016/01/09 - Kevin Outen - Age 24 yrs - Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania

Submitted by: Michelle Outen - Parent

Name: Kevin Outen
State:  Pennsylvania, 17361

Date of Passing: 01/09/2016
Date of Birth: June 6 1991
Age: 24 

Tell Us About Them:

Kevin was a caring loving young man who loved his family he has 6 nieces and 1 nephew which he adored. He was a hard worker and smile that would light up a room


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

Kevin was in rehab twice in pa. After an overdose he went to Florida the next day to seek further help that he wasn't getting here. His first rehab in Pa is where he learned to shoot it. In Flordia the halfway house he was in was terrible the drugs were everywhere


What Made Them Smile?

His family and friends


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

His smile his quick wit and amazing personally


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

What could I say-all the things I said on a daily basis. I would ask him where all my spoons were

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