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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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