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Heroin Memorial - 2015/08/28 - Shawn Spriggs - Age 22 yrs - Las Vegas, Nevada


2015/08/28 - Shawn Spriggs - Age 22 yrs - Las Vegas, Nevada

Submitted by: Alysa Spriggs - Sibling

Name: Shawn Spriggs
State:  Nevada, 89108
Date of Passing: 8/28/2015
Date of Birth: 7/17/1993
Age: 22 

Tell Us About Them:

Energetic, loved all family and friends unconditionally. He was loved to fish, camp, and absolutely loved to skateboard. He took care of the people he loved the most. Loved to play music with my father. He played electric guitar, his inspirations were Megadeath and Metallica.

Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

He started out with me meth and im not too entirely sure how he got addicted to heroin. He would keep me and my parents at a distance with this. He'd never come home high, so he would be gone for days and even months. He knew what he was doing was wrong and how it affected us, as a family and individually. He knew the changes he had to make but I feel like heroin took over his life. Finally the heroin destroyed a valve in his heart and had an abscess on his aorta valve. He had open heart surgery, recovered for the most part. He passed away four days after he got out of the long term care hospital. He passed away sober. No drugs in his system.

What Made Them Smile?

Joking with everyone. Spending time with family, his cousins and playing music.

What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

I miss hearing him greet me when we see each other. How happy he was to see me. Spending hours upon hours playing the newest Call of Duty games. Him eating my food and leaving me nothing. Because now our fridge is too full.

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

Just play another round with me. And visit me.

#AskMeAboutMyAngel #HeroinMemorial #GoneToSoon

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