2014/10/24 - Chloe Shellady - Age 17 yrs - Chicago, Illinois
Submitted by: Lizy Shellady - Parent
Name: Chloe Shellady
State: Illinois, 60611
Date of Passing: October 24, 2014
Date of Birth: August 6, 1997
Tell Us About Them:
How do you sum up a life? Chloë brought laughter to the world and made sure we didn't take ourselves too seriously. She had an open minded perspective, wonderful creativity and fierce independence. She was a beautiful, sensitive soul, trying to find her way in the world.
Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:
Chloë's struggle probably began in the 8th grade and continued until her passing her senior year of high school. In the beginning she was just smoking marijuana, and when they say that it is a gateway drug...it most certainly was in her case. Chloë was in and out of various rehabs, hospitals and wilderness programs. Her family did everything to help her fight her overwhelming personal struggle against drugs. There was part of her that really wanted sobriety. But at the same time, she believed she could handle the drugs. Yet she was no match for the horrendous power of heroin. From the time she started smoking heroin (she didn't inject) until her death, was a mere 15 months.
What Made Them Smile?
Chloë loved music and had a beautiful singing voice, loved to write raps. She was happy behind a camera or writing stories and poems. Her dog, Bo, would always bring a smile to her face. She loved the beach and hanging out with her friends. She was an avid theatre buff and snow skier. Having been born overseas, she definitely had the travel bug. Chloë manage to fit a lot into a short life:)
What Do You Miss the Most About Them?
I miss Chloë making me laugh, or saying, "oh, Mom" when I would get too serious. I miss being able to hear her beautiful voice at concerts. I miss giving her a hug and telling her she's beautiful.
If You Had a Chance to Say One More Thing to Your Angel What Would It Be?
I am sorry that this life was so difficult for you and that the horrible drugs took my precious girl too early. I am sorry you had to die alone, but I know you are safe and so much better now. And I will tell you all about it when I see you again.
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