Heroin Memorial - 2015/11/13 - McKenzie Woller - Age 19 yrs - Colorado Springs, Colorado


2015/11/13 - McKenzie Woller - Age 19 yrs - Colorado Springs, Colorado

Submitted by: Laura Burchell - Parent

Name: McKenzie Woller
State:  Colorado, 80923

Date of Passing: 11/13/2015
Date of Birth: 6/17/1996
Age: 19 

Tell Us About Them:

McKenzie was so bright. She loved reading, drawing, painting, and music. She could make an entire room laugh with just one perfectly timed look or a single word. She loved her cats and family fiercely, probably in that order. She advocated for social justice and stuck up for the underdog.

Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

McKenzie suffered from anxiety and Borderline Personality Disorder. She started cutting in middle school and then got involved with an abusive boyfriend who hurt her physically and emotionally, and introduced her to opiates. She started with dialysis pills an fentanyl lollipops and patches. She switched to heroin. She fought so hard to get clean, and we fought with her. She had just gotten out of detox and moved to CO (with her grandparents)from GA to remove herself from temptation 7 weeks before she overdosed. My mom found her in the bathtub.

What Made Them Smile?

Her brother was her favorite person. They loved listening to music together and they had a million inside jokes. I love to bake and whenever I made one of her favorites, she'd smile her megawatt smile and kiss me on top of my head and say, "It's my best day!" Her cats Biff and Sock made her so happy.

What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

I miss her laugh. I miss her wit, and having long conversations with her about politics and feminism and everything else. I miss her scent. I miss her always perfect hair and makeup advice. I miss how whenever she or I came home, she'd lean over so I could kiss her head.

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

I love you, and I need you. You are enough. I know that you don't believe that, but you are worthy of a long, happy life, and so am I, and neither of us will have that if you leave. I love you I love you I love you.


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