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Heroin Memorial - 2015/06/05 - Dustin Bolen - Age 24 yrs - Troutville, Virginia

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2015/06/05 - Dustin Bolen - Age 24 yrs - Troutville, Virginia

Submitted by: Elaine Kanode - Parent

Name: Dustin Bolen
State:  Virginia, 24175
Date of Passing: 06/05/2015
Date of Birth: 11/27/1990
Age: 24 

Tell Us About Them:

Dustin was a kind heated, sensitive, loving, witty and smart person. He liked to act like he didn't have a care in the world and was tough, but the people that really knew him saw through that persona.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

He struggled beginning in his early teens with years of repressed anger towards his father's abandonment of him in addition to being bi-polar and having ADHD. He began to self medicate with pot and OTC medicines. About 4 years he made the grave mistake of trying heroin for the first time. He attempted many times to get clean and was clean for 17 months prior to the day of his OD thanks in part to meeting the wrong person...and one week later he was in the hospital on life support.


What Made Them Smile?

His little boy who was almost 3 when his Daddy left us. All he wanted was to be the kind of father his son could be proud to call his daddy.


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

His smile, his beautiful eyes and hearing him say "I love you Mom".


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

That I love him so much and feel so lost and empty without him and that I promise to make sure his son knows how much he loved him and that he never wanted to leave us.

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