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Heroin Memorial - 2015/07/25 - Noah Sams - Age 18 yrs - Rock Creek, Ohio

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07/25/2015 - Noah Sams - Age 18 yrs - Rock Creek, Ohio

Submitted by: Kari Rhodes - Parent

Name: Noah Sams
State:  Ohio, 44084
Date of Passing: 07/25/2015
Date of Birth: 08/31/1996
Age: 18 

Tell Us About Them:

Noah was the most loving caring person I've ever known. Noah would take the shirt off his back to help anyone. Noah was not judgemental but noah was always so sensitive and felt judged. Noah was popular with the girls and friends but never felt good enough for some reason. Noah treated all females with the upmost respect. He would open doors for them, he would stick up for anyone being picked on. Noah was active in basketball, baseball, football, wrestling and loved the water and beaches. Noah started college at Kent state University fresh out of high school. He wanted to be a detective and help others. We really started to lose noah when his 20 yr old sister deandra passed away here at home of an overdose. He was lost without her.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

Noah took pain pills for back injuries, and tonsil surgery prior to his heroin use. Noah overdosed on his deceased sisters first birthday after she deceased. This was his first time using. He was saved with the use of narcam. Noah said he just wanted to understand his sisters death. We sent him straight from ICU to glenbeigh treatment center but noah had lost his will to live. Noah asked jests into his heart a month before he died. Noah was found in low income housing on a bathroom floor. The kids noah was with left him on a bathroom floor for 30 minutes before calling 911. It was too late he was lifeflighted to Cleveland and on life support for 2 weeks with no brain activity. Noah went into cardiac arrest 3 times. I made the decision to let him go and he donated 8 vital organs and saved 5 people's lives. He was a hero.


What Made Them Smile?

Noah loved sports, the beach and the water.


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

I miss everything about noah. I miss his smile, his hugs (my hugged bear) I miss his patients, tender heart, caring voice. Noah was a laid back simple man.


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

Son I love you and miss you so much. I feel empty. I feel I will NEVER be whole again. I feel cheated. I will never get to see you have children or marry. I understand you not wanting to suffer anymore and I'm glad your not suffering but I thought we would make it out of this alive. I now feel dead inside but will continue on for your little sisters. I do feel you near me when I need you most so thank you and I can not wait for the day we all reunite again. I am proud of the young man you were regardless of the outcome. I will love you forever and a day my son.

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Heroin Memorial - 2015/12/16 - Clark Roderick - Age 31 yrs - Riverside, California

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12/16/2015 - Clark Roderick - Age 31 yrs - Riverside, California

Submitted by: Liz Roderick - Sibling

Name: Clark Roderick
State:  California, 92501
Date of Passing: 12/16/2015
Date of Birth: 9/11/1984
Age: 31 

Tell Us About Them:

Clark was just so smart. He was about to graduate from UC Riverside with almost straight A's. He wanted to turn his life around. He could make anyone laugh. He loved people. He was a kind soul who only wanted to help others.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

He was a heavy drinker as a teenager and young adult. He hurt his back and was giving OCs. He became addicted to pain medication and it turned into a heroin addiction. He was in and out of rehab for 3 years and went long stretches where we thought he was better. He was coming off Suboxin before the holidays and I think he went off completely and decided to just get high one more time before his trip back. He died a few hours before his flight.


What Made Them Smile?

Clark loved his family. He wanted people to be proud of him. He loved the Pittsburgh Steelers. He loved movies and tv shows that made him laugh. He loved food.


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

It's only been a week but I already miss his laugh and his sense of humor. He was a gentle giant. He was always there to text or call when I was having a bad day. God I'm going to miss him.


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

I am so proud to be your sister. You are one of the best men I've ever met. I love you to the moon and back.  Luckily I said this often.

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Heroin Memorial - 2014/01/25 - Deandra Sams - Age 20 yrs - Rock Creek, Ohio

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01/25/2014 - Deandra Sams - Age 20 yrs - Rock Creek, Ohio

Submitted by: Kari Rhodes - Parent

Name: Deandra Sams
State:  Ohio, 44084
Date of Passing: 01/25/2014
Date of Birth: 10/05/1993
Age: 20 

Tell Us About Them:

Deandra always had a passion for art, music and children. Deandra spend a lot of time with her little sisters and her friends babies. Deandra would take her friends babies for a day just to give her friends and break. Deandra was extremely intelligent and started college at Kent state University while still being in the 11th grade high school. She was complicating but very loving. She never ended a conversation or even argument without saying "be safe and I love you." No matter how mad she was at anyone.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

Deandra began to show signs of drug use at 17 yrs old right before high school graduation. She had been on pain pills for back pain and a broken wrist prior to this. Deandra attacked me in my sleep while still in her work uniform and I knew she was sick from there. I called the police in hopes they would take her to the hospital and test her. They did not test her but put her on probation and ordered her to 30 days of treatment. I sent her to Florida for treatment and hoped she would start fresh down there. She finished her 30 days and decided not to go on with their aftercare. She came home and completed 6 mths of Intensive Outpatient Program. The night she died in was out with my husband celebrating my birthday because she encouraged me to celebrate. Her 4 yr old little sister found her slumped against the wall in her bed with brown stuff running down her arm (deceased). She ran and got her 11 yr old sister and they went to the neighbors house. The coroner took her before I could make it home. That was the last I saw my baby girl. Her brother was 17 and now the struggle would begin with him as well.


What Made Them Smile?

Children, music, and friends. She was always pranking people and making jokes.


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

I miss the way she spent quality time with her little sisters and brother. I miss her smile and voice. I miss even the arguments. I miss everything.


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

I'm sorry I couldn't save you. I was supposed to protect you and I feel like I failed. I worked too much, went to school to much and somhow I missed something. You didn't even drink alcohol and we're deathly afraid of needles. I would have never imagined you getting involved in heroin. I love you so much forever and always. I'm happy you are no longer suffering.

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Heroin Memorial - 2013/04/18 - Amber Olson - Age 24 yrs - Minooka, Illinois

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04/18/2013 - Amber Olson - Age 24 yrs - Minooka, Illinois

Submitted by: April Olson - Parent

Name: Amber Olson
State:  Please choose a state., 60447
Date of Passing: 04/18/2013
Date of Birth: February 3,1989
Age: 24 

Tell Us About Them:

Most caring person you'll ever meet, always knew how to cheer you up or make you happy


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

Like any on there addiction she wanted to stop but it stopped her before she could stop it


What Made Them Smile?

Being around the people she loved most and feeling accepted by everyone and make people happy


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

I miss her big smile and her hugs and just the comfort of her being there that was my best friend and my sister we did eveything together


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

That's I love her and I forgive her for going to heaven and leaving me and I can't wait to see her soon

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Heroin Memorial - 2015/12/21 - Sean Yates - Age 20 yrs - Linden, Michigan

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12/21/2015 - Sean Yates - Age 20 yrs - Linden, Michigan

Submitted by: Lisa Yates - Parent

Name: sean Yates
State:  Michigan, 48451
Date of Passing: 12/21/2015
Date of Birth: Dec 26 1992
Age: 20 

Tell Us About Them:

He was popular, athletic, loved people a wonderful son♥


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

He did what most kids do party & experiment things he shouldn't have. He didn't think he had a problem until the day before he died he realized he could be addicted


What Made Them Smile?

Friends and sports and unfortunately the ultimate high that leads to death.


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

The son he use to be before drugs ruled although toward the end of his life he was treating us better he was working & feeling better about himself although he still had a drug problem..and I believe if he was here today..he was getting tired of the drug life & realizing he had a problem I'm thinking he may have been ready for help.


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

I love n miss you so much..I know you are with God and I will see you again Hugs n kisses love Mom n dad n Wayne and Tiffany

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Heroin Memorial - 2011/03/26 - Jesse Kincaid - Age 19 yrs - Brownsburg, Indiana

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3-26-2011 - Jesse Kincaid - Age 19 yrs - Brownsburg, Indiana

Submitted by: Shelley Kincaid - Parent

Name: Jesse Kincaid 
State:  Indiana, 46112
Date of Passing: 3-26-2011
Date of Birth: 1-10-1992
Age: 19 

Tell Us About Them:

He was funny.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

It was ongoing.


What Made Them Smile?

His nephew.


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

His gift of gab.


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

I love and miss you.

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Heroin Memorial - 2015/12/10 - Joshua Janne Sandkuhler - Age 34 yrs - Baltimore, Maryland

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12/10/2015 - Joshua Janne Sandkuhler - Age 34 yrs - Baltimore, Maryland

Submitted by: Stephen and Linnea Sandkuhler - Parent

Name: Joshua Janne Sandkuhler
State:  Maryland, 21213
Date of Passing: 12/10/2015
Date of Birth: May 12, 1981
Age: 34 

Tell Us About Them:

Dear Family, Friends, Neighbors, Acquaintances, Co-Workers, Music Associates, and Our Heroes in “The Program,”

In the early morning of December 10, 2015, our son, Joshua, died from a heroin overdose. We believe his addiction started about 12 years ago but it’s hard to say for certain because this disease of the Devil entered our home as slowly and quietly as a snowflake hits the ground. Over time, we came to realize there was a lot of snow on the ground.

You may be wondering: Why in the world would anyone want to share such a dark family secret…expose the “Scarlet Letter?” There are several reasons.

Joshua’s life cannot and will not be defined by his addiction. Josh had this evil disease but his disease is not who he was. So, who was Josh? In his “professional” life, Josh was:

A brave firefighter and BLS technician with the BCFD
A skilled bridge inspection technician
A prolific and profound guitarist-singer-songwriter
An extremely talented engineer and producer of music for live performances and studio
A creative writer of stories
An aspiring photographer, woodworker, jewelry maker

All these things greatly impacted many people. All are now discontinued. This is WHAT addiction stole from the world.

But these things were his occupations, hobbies. Although they offer a glimpse of who Josh was, we don’t believe Josh, any addicted person, or any person, really, should be defined by their occupation. So, again, who was Josh?

A strong believer in, defender of, and evangelist for his Catholic Faith (Yes, you can have ugly faults and still remain true to your Faith.)
A loving, caring son, brother, uncle, nephew, and cousin (He always ended his phone conversations with “Tell everybody I love them very much and give ‘em a big hug for me.”)
A loyal friend to many
An empathic listener to anyone
A believer that “Right” was right and “Left” was wrong (I had to steal this line.)
A gifted storyteller and always an entertainer

Those of you who knew our son could testify to this being Josh. (Many already have on social media.) All these things greatly impacted many people in a positive way. But they are all now discontinued. THIS is WHO addiction stole from the world.

People who suffer – and their suffering is unimaginable - from this evil disease are not bad people. When not recovering, they are dreadful but it’s not who they really are. They are like our Josh. They are somebody’s mother/father, son/daughter, brother/sister, uncle/aunt, niece/nephew, cousin. Those with substance addiction have a devastating disease that requires intensive medical care, tough love, and an unearthly measure of patience and understanding. It’s very hard to look into those glazed eyes and recognize there’s a breathing human being inside. We know. We have looked into the eyes of our son but couldn’t see our beautiful Joshua. But, yes, sadly, it was. And as long as any one of these suffering people is still breathing God’s air, there is Hope, Hope for recovery that the person can again be who they are, not what they do. Hope is, many times, all they have left to lose. Hope is the last line of defense.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

it was a long battle


What Made Them Smile?

family and friends


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

his sense of humorI


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

love you

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Heroin Memorial - 2015/07/05 - Amy Riggins - Age 28 yrs - Laurel, Delaware

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07/05/2015 - Amy Riggins - Age 28 yrs - Laurel, Delaware

Submitted by: Lisa Riggins - Parent

Name: Amy Riggins 
State:  Delaware, 19956
Date of Passing: 07/05/2015
Date of Birth: 9/16/1986
Age: 28 

Tell Us About Them:

Amy was a charismatic free spirited beautiful soul with a heart of gold and contagious smile. She always knew what to say or do to make you laugh or smile. Amy’s favorite character growing up was I Love Lucy maybe that’s where she developed her great sense of humor from. Amy and her sister grew up playing travel softball for many years. Her positions were 1st, pitcher, and clean-up batter. Whatever Amy did throughout her life she always gave it her all. Amy had a warm personality that always made you feel welcomed and loved. Amy had a younger sister that she always called a pain in the butt growing up but as she grew into an adult she realized that pain was so much more. It was a love only sisters can understand. Amy’s son was the light of her life. When she had her son she said mom I never knew you could love someone so much.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

Amy' life of addiction started at the age of 17 to 18. It all started with a boyfriend who introduced her to cocaine. From that point things spiraled out of control, which lead her to incarceration off and on for several years. She struggled but had many long periods of being clean. She was so proud of herself during these times she said nothing felt better than her sobriety. She injured her knee and that lead to pain pills this was a start of a whole new addiction for her the pills took a strong hold of her. She hated it so much she would say mom I am going to beat this I can do it, I could see it in her eyes how much she wanted it. She did have extended periods of sobriety in and out rehab many times. It wasn't until this year we found out she was using heroin. This demon grabbed hold of her so tightly and she couldn't let it go. We tried everything to help but it took her to a dark side that we did not know. She went to rehab on several occasions and was even incarcerated the last year of her life. My heart ached each and every day and whenever my phone would ring and I didn't realize the number my heart would sink especially when I hadn’t heard from her in a while. The day she overdosed I got that call and it was the most heartbreaking day of my life. It didn’t seem real and still doesn’t. I keep waiting to see her name come across my phone with a text saying I am alright mom don’t worry. I know she is no longer suffering and is at peace. So many people couldn't believe the news because they said when I saw her the other day she told them she was doing well and things were finally going her way. I have to believe in her heart she really did feel that way.

What Made Them Smile?

Family, friends, her sobriety, and softball made her smile. It didn’t take much to make Amy smile it came naturally. Her son was her pride and joy whom she loved with all her heart. She always said to me I love you mom and your strength amazes me. If she only knew how her strength amazed me. She said I hope to be half the mom to my son that were to me


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

We miss everything her smile, her laughter and joy she brought to everything, and her voice. Just to hear it one more time. So many beautiful memories we will hold and treasure forever.


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

Please don’t go. I love and miss you so much. I promise your son will never forget you. My heart breaks each every day and I am sorry I couldn't save you.

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Heroin Memorial - 2015/08/21 - Alexandrea McPhederain - Age 24 yrs - Buford, Georgia

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8-21-2015 - Alexandrea McPhederain - Age 24 yrs - Buford, Georgia

Submitted by: Sabrina McPhederain - Parent

Name: Alexandrea McPhederain
State:  Georgia, 30519
Date of Passing: 8-21-2015
Date of Birth: 2-23-1991
Age: 24 

Tell Us About Them:

Alexandrea was beautiful and had a huge heart!


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

Alex dabbled here and there , A boy she started dating shot her up and she died within a month in her sleep.


What Made Them Smile?

Her beautiful daughter !


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

Her smile and laughter !


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

I love you, I will never let your daughter forget you !

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Heroin Memorial - 2015/05/11 - Suzanne Harley - Age 37 yrs - Columbus, Ohio

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5-11-15 - Suzanne Harley - Age 37 yrs - Columbus, Ohio

Submitted by: Rhonda Gurio - Parent

Name: Suzanne Harley
State:  Ohio, 43213
Date of Passing: 5-11-15
Date of Birth: 6-5-77
Age: 37 

Tell Us About Them:

She loved her kitties, her little boy, her nieces and nephews.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

Suzanne lost her son. She never got over the loss of her son. The drugs masked her pain.


What Made Them Smile?

Her kitties, her nieces and nephews


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

Her smile!


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

I love you!

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Heroin Memorial - 2014/10/05 - Gregory DeHotel - Age 23 yrs - South Plainfield, New Jersey

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10/05/2014 - Gregory DeHotel - Age 23 yrs - South Plainfield, New Jersey

Submitted by: Patty DeHotel - Parent

Name: Gregory DeHotel
State:  New Jersey, 07080
Date of Passing: 10/05/2014
Date of Birth: 11/15/1990
Age: 23 

Tell Us About Them:

He was the most caring person, would do anything for anyone. He was learning a new trade and beginning to love his new life. He was my youngest of 5 children and we have a very close family. This has broken us apart and we are lost without him. He is missed terribly.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

His struggle I think was right out of high school but became worse in years to come. He struggle for many years but we finally thought we had this beat. Heroin is evil. It took my baby after 15 months clean.


What Made Them Smile?

His family, especially his nieces and nephews. Also working on and reaching his goals made him happy.


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

His hugs, his voice, his laugh, him coming for coffee before work in the morning. Not one thing is easier than another. I miss everything about him.


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

I love you so much. I'm so sorry I wasn't here for you that horrible day. I don't know what made you go back but I wish I was around to make a difference that day.

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Heroin Memorial - 2015/07/31 - Todd Weissman - Age 42 yrs - Kissimmee, Florida

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07/31/2015 - Todd Weissman - Age 42 yrs - Florida

Submitted by: Gilah Weissman - Spouse

Name: Todd Weissman
State:  Florida, 34744
Date of Passing: 07/31/2015
Date of Birth: 05/25/1973
Age: 42 

Tell Us About Them:

Very loving and caring, funny, smart


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

Struggling for 20 years with periods of long recovery


What Made Them Smile?

His family


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

His hugs


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

I love you

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Heroin Memorial - 2015/05/26 - Justin Vanwinkle - Age 28 yrs - Salvisa, Kentucky

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05/26/2015 - Justin Vanwinkle - Age 28 yrs - Salvisa, Kentucky

Submitted by: Kim Anderson - Parent

Name: Justin Vanwinkle
State:  Kentucky, 40372
Date of Passing: 05/26/2015
Date of Birth: 10/16/1986
Age: 28 

Tell Us About Them:

Justin was a wonderful person who loved family and friends but adored his beautiful daughter.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

Started smoking pot after high school. Progressed into pills and then heroin.


What Made Them Smile?

His daughter


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

His smile, his love for life,


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

I love you

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Heroin Memorial - 2013/11/13 - Tyler Cook - Age 25 yrs - Connersville, Indiana

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11/13/13 - Tyler Cook - Age 25 yrs - Connersville, Indiana

Submitted by: amy cook - Parent

Name: Tyler Cook
State:  Indiana, 47331
Date of Passing: 11/13/13
Date of Birth: 04/16/1988
Age: 25 

Tell Us About Them:

Tyler was the sweetest person, with a huge heart. All his friends said they could talk to him about anything.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

Tyler started with prescription meds in late teens and in his early 20's was introduced to heroine. He was clean for about a year when he relapsed.


What Made Them Smile?

His family!


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

Everything, his hugs, his smile, his contagious laughter.


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

I love you

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Heroin Memorial - 2011/02/11 - Andy Katchuk - Age 22 yrs - Raleigh, North Carolina

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2/11/11 - Andy Katchuk - Age 22 yrs - Raleigh, North Carolina

Submitted by: Pam Katchuk - Parent

Name: Andy Katchuk
State:  North Carolina, 27612
Date of Passing: 2/11/11
Date of Birth: 10/10/88
Age: 22 

Tell Us About Them:

Andy was our only child. He was the sweetest child. He was a straight-A student, a gifted violinist, and was an exchange student in France. He was dearly loved by his parents and friends.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

it happened slowly and insidiously. He was still highly functioning, but his first OD was his last.


What Made Them Smile?

His friends, a good joke, new clothes.


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

His hugs and his beautiful smile.


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

Thank you for the beautiful years you gave us. You are loved forever and never forgotten.

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Heroin Memorial - 2015/11/03 - Mikey Fielders - Age 31 yrs - Eliot, Maine

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11/03/2015 - Mikey Fielders - Age 31 yrs - Eliot, Maine

Submitted by: Michael Fielders - Parent

Name: Mikey Fielders
State:  Maine, 03903
Date of Passing: 11/03/2015
Date of Birth: 03/31/1984
Age: 31 

Tell Us About Them:

He was a great father of 2 children. He was a very hard worker. He was trying to get clean. A week before his passing he went through a 72 hour detox. He thought it was a bed to bed transfer. He called us that morning that he was released from detox. He told us that the rehab center told him that he was 5th on a waiting list. How is it. You ask for help. Just to be put on a waiting list. We think it was because he had no insurance. He applied both for Obama care and state Medicare. He was turn down for both. This was the result of a work related injury. He was over prescribed pain killers. This happened 6 years prior to his death. This disease needs this nation's attention.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

Opiates over presribed 6 years prior. Drop by insurance companie. Seeked pain killers out on his own for 4 years then turned to Heroin for the last 2 years. Fentanyl laced Heroin is what killed him.


What Made Them Smile?

His two children.


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

We have temporary custody of his 2 children. He enjoyed comming over every night . feeding them. Getting them ready for bed and reading to them before tucking them into bed. He was a great son and father.


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

We love you Mikey and miss you very much.

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Heroin Memorial - 2014/02/25 - Alexander Brossoit - Age 25 yrs - Stewartville, Minnesota

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2/25/2014 - Alexander Brossoit - Age 25 yrs - Stewartville, Minnesota

Submitted by: Ward Brossoit - Parent

Name: Alexander Brossoit
State:  Minnesota, 55976
Date of Passing: 2/25/2014
Date of Birth: 3/17/1988
Age: 25 

Tell Us About Them:

Alex was a loving son that loved being with his family and friends. He truly loved being in the outdoors.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

Alex struggled with drugs from middle school until his passing. He went through treatment many times, and was able to help others with his big shoulders, but not himself.


What Made Them Smile?

His nieces and nephews along with his dog made him smile.


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

I really miss his laughter and big bear hugs.


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

No matter what happens, I will always love you to the moon and back.

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Heroin Memorial - 2015/01/31 - Vanessa Abbott - Age 24 yrs - Greensboro, North Carolina

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01/31/2015 - Vanessa Abbott - Age 24 yrs - Greensboro, North Carolina

Submitted by: Randy Abbott - Parent

Name: Vanessa Abbott
State:  North Carolina, 27410
Date of Passing: 01/31/2015
Date of Birth: 06/23/90
Age: 24 

Tell Us About Them:

Vanessa would give everything to help others. Had a passion for life that few only imagine.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

Don't know what to say. It was always an up and down.


What Made Them Smile?

Seeing others happy. To know she helped someone else reach their goals.


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

Absolutely Everything.


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

I Love You: Please don't go.

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Heroin Memorial - 2014/10/21 - Jaclyn Matott - Age 22 yrs - Belvidere, New Jersey

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10/21/2014 - Jaclyn Matott - Age 22 yrs - Belvidere, New Jersey

Submitted by: Barbara Matott - Parent

Name: Jaclyn Matott
State:  New Jersey, 07823
Date of Passing: 10/21/2014
Date of Birth: 01/16/1992
Age: 22 

Tell Us About Them:

She was my only child. Smart and funny. Always there to help her friends but would never ask for help for herself - too proud and stubborn.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

I only knew about it for about 2 years - finding out now through her friends that it was going on much longer than that in other forms. 2 rehabs, one sober living - numerous jobs - IOP - she just couldn't shake the demon. I know she wanted to so very badly.


What Made Them Smile?

Animals and her friends


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

Her smile, humor and laughter - hugging her - her smell - the way she knew me better than I know myself - It was always just me and her against the world -


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

I love you and I'm sorry that I couldn't save you.

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Heroin Memorial - 2014/09/14 - Isaac Perez - Age 18 yrs - Woodhaven, Michigan

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09/14/2014 - Isaac Perez - Age 18 yrs - Woodhaven, Michigan

Submitted by: Jennifer Perez - Parent

Name: Isaac Perez
State:  Michigan, 48183
Date of Passing: 09/14/2014
Date of Birth: 12/06/1995
Age: 18 

Tell Us About Them:

Isaac loved music, playing guitar, singing, and he loved people. He would talk to anyone who needed to talk and try to help them.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

Isaac used for about a year. It's like we never had a chance


What Made Them Smile?

His nephew Jayce made him smile, and the thought of being a daddy to his unborn daughter.


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

I miss his hugs the most


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

Stay in Texas baby, please just stay in Texas

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