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Heroin Memorial - 2015/08/07 - Steven Akerly - Age 25 yrs - Harborcreek, Pennsylvania

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2015/8/7 - Steven Akerly - Age 25 yrs - Harborcreek, Pennsylvania

Submitted by: Pat Akerly - Parent

Name: Steven Akerly
State:  Pennsylvania, 16421
Date of Passing: 8/7/2015
Date of Birth: 12/13/89
Age: 25 

Tell Us About Them:

Steven was a very kind, gentle, caring person. He would help anyone he could but he could not help himself.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

Not sure what came first, the drugs or the depression/anxiety. He wanted so much to "be normal" as he wrote in his journal. Yet at the same time he could not deal with life. 2 weeks before he died he went to the local hospital on his own to detox and try to lead a drug free life. The hospital told him his condition was not life threatening so he was not admitted. He died from an overdose of multiple drugs 2 weeks later while trying to avoid using Heroin again.


What Made Them Smile?

Entertaining others, skateboarding tricks, listening to music, helping friends, nurturing animals.


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

His friendly smile, warm hugs, and sensitivity to others needs. He always tried to be there for me so I would not have to go places by myself.


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

I would give him a big hug and say "I love You", I miss you, and I would pray with him out loud.

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