Heroin Memorial - 2015/07/04 - Danielle Hinkle - Age 30 yrs - Jackson, Michigan

DanielleHinkle1

07/04/2015 - Danielle Hinkle - Age 30 yrs - Jackson, Michigan

Submitted by: Sherry Russell - Parent

Name: Danielle Hinkle
State:  Michigan, 49263
Date of Passing: 07/04/2015 
Date of Birth: 2/13/1985
Age: 30 

Tell Us About Them:

Danielle's eyes were so blue and shiny she would lite up a room the minute she walked in. She was fun to be around and could make people laugh at their worst moments.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

Danielle struggled with addiction for a few years. She was in rehab one month before her death and I really thought she was going to make it this time around.


What Made Them Smile?

Being around her family


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

I miss her smile and laugh


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

How proud I am for the fight she fought with addiction

DanielleHinkle2

#AskMeAboutMyAngel #HeroinMemorial #GoneToSoon

www.HeroinMemorial.org   www.HeroinSupport.org 

Click here to submit your own memorial tribute.

Continue reading
  3496 Hits

Heroin Memorial - 2013/09/06 - Austin Niemi - Age 26 - Reno, Nevada

AustinNiemi

Submitted by: Christina Morz - Parent

Name: Austin Niemi
Date of Passing: 09/06/2013
Date of Birth:  06/16/1987
Age: 26

Share Some Thoughts About Them

Tell Us About Them:

Austin loved life. He love people. He was the center of attention. He could always make people laugh. If you were without he would do anything to help you.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

He started smoking weed at 16. Went to rehab and jail and started doing meth. He started using heroin, and overdosed several times. Now matter how many times he tried to stop using, heroin had a hold on him.


What Made Them Smile?

He loved his family. He loved spending time outdoors. Going to the river. Hanging out with his friends. He was an amazing cook. He went out of his way to make people happy.


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

Everything! He warmed so many people's lives. When he walked in the room the whole room would light up. I just miss my son.


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

That I miss him and I love him. I'm sorry I couldn't take his pain away, and I'm sorry I couldn't save him.

#AskMeAboutMyAngel #HeroinMemorial #GoneToSoon

Continue reading
  3105 Hits

Heroin Memorial - 2015/11/21 - Doug Sleppy - Age 47 - Greenville, Ohio

DougSleppy

Submitted by: Cheryl Jennings - Sibling

Name: Doug Sleppy
Date of Passing:  11/21/2015
Date of Birth: 11/12/1968
Age: 47

Share Some Thoughts About Them

Tell Us About Them:

He was a good man at heart, and he loved his daughter so much.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

He had been struggling for a few years to kick the habit. Just this past summer, he was trying to get help and get the vivotrol shot. Family and friends were all trying to help, and he really wanted a way out. He feared the withdrawals the most, having done them a few times. Hanging with the wrong crowd....always calling, texting and tempting him... He got put in jail and went through withdrawal for 45 days...


What Made Them Smile?

He had a funny sense of humor and infectious laugh. Me buying him milkshakes made him smile, spending time with his daughter, his favorite cousins and true friends


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

His excitement to see me when I came to visit, him washing my car for me, and just being able to talk to him.


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

So many people miss and love you. Hanging onto the funny memories and who you were before you met heroin.

DougSleppy1

#AskMeAboutMyAngel #HeroinMemorial #GoneToSoon

www.HeroinMemorial.org   www.HeroinSupport.org 

Continue reading
  3097 Hits

Heroin Memorial - 2015/07/25 - Patrick Mullen - Age 32 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Patrick Mullen1

Submitted by: Janell Mullen - Parent

Name: Patrick Mullen
PA 15210

Date of Passing: 07/25/2015
Date of Birth: 05/23/1983
Age: 32

Share Some Thoughts About Them

Tell Us About Them:

Patrick, had a heartfelt smile and quick sense of humor. Patrick was a kind and fun spirited young man and very intelligent he loved his son He brought life everywhere he went. 
he was loving and had a good heart .


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

Patrick struggled for years against and with his addiction . Countless times through clear eyes he wanted to so desperately to stop!


What Made Them Smile?

His Son , family , friends co workers


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

Our long talks about when he was little


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

Don't go

Patrick Mullen2

#AskMeAboutMyAngel #HeroinMemorial #GoneToSoon

 

Continue reading
  3429 Hits

Heroin Memorial - 2015/01/24 - Billy Cloutier - Age 21 yrs - Townsend, Massachusetts

BillyCloutier

1/24/2015 - Billy Cloutier - Age 21 yrs - Massachusetts

Submitted by: Carrie Curry - Parent

Name: Billy Cloutier 
State:  Massachusetts, 01474
Date of Passing: 1/24/2015
Date of Birth: 2/7/1993
Age: 21 

Tell Us About Them:

Loved friends and family music and video games. Could make anyone laugh. Lovable


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

Tried to hide it from me. Started with pot, move to percolating then about 3 yearsenal in and out of rehab for heroin


What Made Them Smile?

His jokes. His laugh. His hugs


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

Just Billy being around spending time with family


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

I love you

#AskMeAboutMyAngel #HeroinMemorial #GoneToSoon

www.HeroinMemorial.org   www.HeroinSupport.org 

Continue reading
  2694 Hits

Heroin Memorial - 2014/02/19 - Jacob Heider - Age 26 yrs - Milton, Wisconsin

JacobHeider1

2/19/2014 - Jacob Heider - Age 26 yrs - Wisconsin

Submitted by: Lori Blum - Parent

Name: Jacob Heider
State:  Wisconsin, 53563
Date of Passing: 2/19/2014
Date of Birth: 9/21/1987
Age: 26 

Tell Us About Them:

I always remember from birth on, he was a happy baby. Had a soft spot for anyone who was hurting. Handed out hugs even if you weren't a hugger. Loved to make people smile. Said if you can make on person laugh a day, his day was worth it! Always was singing something. And loved to dance tho he had two left feet! He could never sit still..always into something or headed out the door. Never was selfish until his addiction took over. Always watched over me making sure I was taken care of, wanted momma happy.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

My ex and I divorced when Jacob was 2. His dad was into drugs so Jacob saw things he should never have seen. He smoked pot at the age of 9. Didn't like to drink but did because " everyone is doing it"! I believe around 14, he tried cocaine. But moved forward fast to prescription drugs. OxyContin being his choice. His girlfriend moms medicine cabinet being the prime location. He didn't finish high school, but went to Wisconsin teen challenge academy and excelled . Got his GED, awards galore. I always said he was a product of his environment. But as soon as he came back home, it wasn't long before he was back at it. I believe heroin came in the picture after he finished boot camp . He joined the Army, graduated , and they stationed him in Hawaii. He lasted a little over a year and got kicked out, served jail time and came home. From that moment on, I knew I lost my son. For 3 years, I had him in 4 different rehabs, the last in California ...he made it 7 months, left, and the night he left od'd in a hotel room all by himself on sunset Blvd.


What Made Them Smile?

Music! And his beautiful little girl.


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

Hearing him sing...his voice...hearing him say " I love you mom" . Talking to him about everything...but most of all, his hugs! Made my day a lot brighter when he hugged me.


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

Oh, how hard this one is! Cause I have so many things I would love to say before I would say...Honey, if your life on earth was meant to be played out as it did, then you are where you are to be. I could never watch you suffer , as you did, for a lifetime. No matter how selfish I want to be, he is not hurting anymore!

JacobHeider2

#AskMeAboutMyAngel #HeroinMemorial #GoneToSoon

www.HeroinMemorial.org   www.HeroinSupport.org 

Continue reading
  6164 Hits

Heroin Memorial - 2013/08/01 - James Erickson - Age 37 yrs - Bremerton, Washington

JamesErickson

08/01/2013 - James Erickson - Age 37 yrs - Washington

Submitted by: Monica Erickson - Spouse

Name: James Erickson
State:  Washington, 98337
Date of Passing: 08/01/2013
Date of Birth: 01/20/76
Age: 37 

Tell Us About Them:

He was a amazing as a father to our 3beautiful daughters,My amazing fiance of 13 years


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

When we we both were in recovery and fell in love,He had many terms of staying clean,His longest was 7 yrs,He wanted it,Just could not get the grasp of it,He was very loved by the recovery Groups,Seen as A mentor,Played and sober softball for many yrs prior to Jim's death,


What Made Them Smile?

His family


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

Everything


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

GONE FROM OUR LIVE FOREVER, never GONE FROM OUR Hearts!!!

#AskMeAboutMyAngel #HeroinMemorial #GoneToSoon

www.HeroinMemorial.org   www.HeroinSupport.org 

Continue reading
  2974 Hits

Heroin Memorial - 2013/12/14 - Nicole Ranalletta - Age 18 yrs - Webster, New York

NicoleRanalletta1

12/14/2013 - Nicole Ranalletta - Age 18 yrs - New York

Submitted by: Christine Ranalletta - Parent

Name: Nicole Ranalletta
State:  New York, 14580
Date of Passing: 12/14/2013
Date of Birth: 03/30/1995
Age: 18 

Tell Us About Them:

Nicole was beautiful, smart, hilarious. The only person that didn't realize it was Nicole.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

Nicole didn't use long, perhaps 9 or 10 months, at least two of which she was clean. Nicole relapsed 11 days before Christmas, I found her deceased in her bed.


What Made Them Smile?

Her dog Charlie, her baby cousins, and her Dad, the love of her life.


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

EVERYTHING..her smile, her laugh, just her being here. There's a hole in our world that can never be filled.


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

I love you, always did. I miss you, always will. I can't wait until we are together again, Nicole. I'm sorry we couldn't save you.

NicoleRanalletta2

#AskMeAboutMyAngel #HeroinMemorial #GoneToSoon

www.HeroinMemorial.org   www.HeroinSupport.org 

Continue reading
  4003 Hits

Heroin Memorial - 2014/12/28 - Patrick McCann Jr - Age 34 yrs - Metuchen, New Jersey

PatrickMcCannJr2

12.28.2014 - Patrick McCann Jr - Age 34 yrs - New Jersey

Submitted by: Colleen Neumann - Sibling

Name: Patrick McCann Jr
State:  New Jersey, 08840
Date of Passing: 12.28.2014
Date of Birth: 09.14.1980
Age: 34 

Tell Us About Them:

Pat was a kind and wonderful person. He loved his family. One of his biggest wishes was to make people smile... and he was always making people laugh. Even through his struggles he did all he could to help those he loved.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

Pat got addicted to pain killers that were prescribed to him for an on-going knee problem. He had knee problems since he was in high school. When the prescriptions ran out he turned to heroin. All of a sudden he was a different person on the outside. Three years later he found himself without a job, divorced, in and out of rehab, in and out of jail, and more than anything he was horribly disappointed in what had become of his life. He was afraid that the people he loved no longer loved him because of the decisions that he had made.


What Made Them Smile?

His son, his niece and nephew, animals, the Giants winning, the sunshine, and making others laugh.


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

His goofy laugh, his big hugs, his beautiful eyes, his crazy thumbs, how he said "beez" instead of "because" as a kid. I miss the future we didn't get to live together yet.


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

Of course I would tell him how much he is loved. But I would also apologize to him for not knowing how to handle his addiction. Never knowing what was the right thing to do... to say... to feel. And that I will miss him every single minute of everyday, until I see him again.

PatrickMcCannJr1

#AskMeAboutMyAngel #HeroinMemorial #GoneToSoon

www.HeroinMemorial.org   www.HeroinSupport.org 

Continue reading
  2807 Hits

Heroin Memorial - 2015/03/25 - Paige Allen - Age 20 yrs - Rockford, Illinois

PaigeAllen1

3/25/2015 - Paige Allen - Age 20 yrs - Illinois

Submitted by: Renee Lozdoski - Parent

Name: Paige Allen
State:  Illinois, 61102
Date of Passing: 3/25/2015
Date of Birth: 3/15/1995
Age: 20 

Tell Us About Them:

Paige was a loving and sensitive person. She always tried to help everyone else. Even when helping herself would have been better for her. She was funny and a free spirit and accepted everyone for who they were. She could light up a room with her infectious smile and sense of humor.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

Paige was diagnosed with depression when she was 12. She struggled for 8 years with mental illness. She turned to drugs to self medicate when she was 13. She began with alcohol and eventually turned to heroin when she was 18. She overdosed on heroin with people she hardly knew 10 days after her 20th birthday.


What Made Them Smile?

She loved music, especially Sublime and Bob Marley. Her family and most of all her niece. She wanted so badly to be clean but just couldn't win the fight.


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

I miss her smile, laugh, sense of humor, and her big hugs. I miss having my beautiful, amazing daughter by my side.


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

Don't use, call me so I can come get you and help you. I love you forever and a day, and don't know what I would do without you.

PaigeAllen2

#AskMeAboutMyAngel #HeroinMemorial #GoneToSoon

www.HeroinMemorial.org   www.HeroinSupport.org 

Continue reading
  2972 Hits

Heroin Memorial - 2015/07/07 - Dillon Wentz - Age 23 yrs - Hanover, Pennsylvania

DillonWentz1

07/07/2015 - Dillon Wentz - Age 23 yrs - Pennsylvania

Submitted by: Donna Miller - Parent

Name: Dillon Wentz
State:  Pennsylvania, 17331
Date of Passing: 07/07/2015
Date of Birth: 09/11/1991
Age: 23 

Tell Us About Them:

Dillon loved having fun. Especially if it involved Ava, his niece, she had him wrapped around her little finger. Sports of any kind were Dillons other favorite thing, He would play or watch pretty much any sport but was a lifelong Raiders fan!! He had such a big heart, he was everyone's friend,whether he knew you or not.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

Dillon struggled after his brother died, not from drugs, and ended up using heroin. Countless rehabs and jail terms and we thought we were finally on the right tract. Almost 6 months clean, I guess it called him one more time.


What Made Them Smile?

His niece, Ava


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

His laugh! His giggle just made you laugh too.


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

I love you but what the hell were you thinkin?????

DillonWentz2

#AskMeAboutMyAngel #HeroinMemorial #GoneToSoon

www.HeroinMemorial.org   www.HeroinSupport.org 

Continue reading
  4682 Hits

Heroin Memorial - 2012/01/27 - Deja Hale - Age 28 yrs - Colorado Springs, Colorado

DejaHale

01/27/2012 - Deja Hale - Age 28 yrs - Colorado

Submitted by: Jeannie Larsen - Parent

Name: Deja Hale
State:  Colorado, 80909
Date of Passing: 01/27/2012
Date of Birth: 07/11/1983 
Age: 28 

Tell Us About Them:

Deja cared more about others than herself. She knew how to love selflessly. She was going to College to become a Dental Assistant, and wanted to work in a children's dental office, because she loved kids so much.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

Deja had many struggles throughout her life that lead to self medicating. She dealt with being bi-sexual, depression, and weight issues. People were not always very nice to her.


What Made Them Smile?

Doing something for someone else. I remember her last Christmas when she walked into the apartment with a fake Christmas tree that someone was getting rid of. She was so happy to have gotten a tree for us. I will never forget that smile.


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

I miss her friendship. She was loyal to me above all things. I miss her hugs and her voice. I miss her smile.


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

You are so beautiful, my sweet amazing baby girl. I love you so much.

#AskMeAboutMyAngel #HeroinMemorial #GoneToSoon

www.HeroinMemorial.org   www.HeroinSupport.org 

Continue reading
  2693 Hits

Heroin Memorial - 2015/01/14 - Michael Nugent - Age 31 yrs - Boothwyn, Pennsylvania

MichaelNugent1

1/14/15 - Michael Nugent - Age 31 yrs - Pennsylvania

Submitted by: Linda Nugent - Parent

Name: Michael Nugent
State:  Pennsylvania, 19061
Date of Passing: 1/14/15
Date of Birth: 9/8/83
Age: 31 

Tell Us About Them:

He loved family and friends and having fun. He was kind and compassionate. He was very spiritual, a deep thinker and an old soul.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

He struggled for about 8 years, having periods of clean time and then relapsing. He tried so hard, he desperately wanted to live a "normal" life and peruse his dreams. He hated being an addict.


What Made Them Smile?

Being with friends and family.


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

Every single thing, especially talking with him and hearing him laugh. I miss him every second of every day.


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

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

MichaelNugent2

#AskMeAboutMyAngel #HeroinMemorial #GoneToSoon

www.HeroinMemorial.org   www.HeroinSupport.org 

Continue reading
  2749 Hits

Heroin Memorial - 2014/04/01 - nicole thurmond - Age 20 yrs - Sullivan, Missouri

nicolethurmond

4-1+2014 - nicole thurmond - Age 20 yrs - Missouri

Submitted by: brenda Thurmond - Parent

Name: nicole thurmond
State:  Missouri, 63080
Date of Passing: 4-1- 2014
Date of Birth: 4-3-1993
Age: 20 

Tell Us About Them:

Loved her daughter Ariana full of life


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

Nicole struggled hard trying to fight her addication


What Made Them Smile?

Her daughter,her family


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

Everything our life together.


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

I love and miss you and want you back

#AskMeAboutMyAngel #HeroinMemorial #GoneToSoon

www.HeroinMemorial.org   www.HeroinSupport.org 

Continue reading
  4201 Hits

Heroin Memorial - 2015/02/24 - Jimmy Diggs - Age 43 yrs - Portsmouth, Virginia

JimmyDiggs1

2/24/2015 - Jimmy Diggs - Age 43 yrs - Virginia

Submitted by: Joy Ellis - Parent

Name: Jimmy Diggs
State:  Virginia, 23701
Date of Passing: 2/24/2015
Date of Birth: 7/30/1970
Age: 43 

Tell Us About Them:

Jimmy was my love, my best friend, so full of life, love, compassion, the sweetest heart & soul to myself & our ( my biological) 5 kids & 2 GRANDBABIES. He loved them all as his own & showed it everyday. With lifetime of struggled & disappointments, Jimmy was just loving " starting life" at the age of 43. I will always love, be thankful for him, his life changes, his love for me & mine. He was the most loyal man I've ever met, & I miss him so much everyday.. He's our angel


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

Jimmy had had an unknown struggle of mine, with diff drugs at diff times in his life. I met him & instantly had that connection, compassion, faith, & belief in him & his abilities & wants for life.. I didn't meet, fall in love with a heroine addict I fell in love with a real man who had life struggles, beliefs, so much love to give & wanted to receive. He was cheated out of a lot, but realized what he'd been missing & really needed & wanted to complete his life.. We were so in love & had many future plans some we already accomplished together, some we were working on, & our future.. This was def not on my list of things to be dealing with in my future,& never expected alone without him. I love you forever babe..!!


What Made Them Smile?

Jimmy enjoyed life, the extreme love for animals, kids, & the WAshington Redskins..


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

I miss everything, exsp his smile & huge heart..


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

Thank God I got to be there, lay with him for hours, saying all I wanted to say, hug, kiss him, how much I love him & gave him the ok to go to the lord,be at peace, free of the pain, that we'd be ok, as he took his last breath in my arms..4 days of pure hell.!! Overdose in our home 2/21/2015 became our angel 2/24/2015

JimmyDiggs2

#AskMeAboutMyAngel #HeroinMemorial #GoneToSoon

www.HeroinMemorial.org   www.HeroinSupport.org 

Continue reading
  2819 Hits

Heroin Memorial - 2013/08/17 - Michael Ferrell - Age 20 yrs - Kenton, Ohio

MichaelFerrell

08/17/13 - Michael Ferrell - Age 20 yrs - Ohio

Submitted by: Jawna Ferrell - Parent

Name: Michael Ferrell
State:  Ohio, 43326
Date of Passing: 08/17/13
Date of Birth: 01/07/93
Age: 20 

Tell Us About Them:

Michael was so caring. He also had a great sense of humor. Always putting a smile on someones face. He was also very prorective over his family. He loved racing greyhounds


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

Michaels addiction began with pills when he was 16. He kept this hidden well. He came to me on Christmas 2012 and told me of his addiction then a couple days later saying he started using heroin. He wanted help but he had bo insurance. We went on to detox him at home a few minths later. He relapsed on Aug 17 2013 and lost his life


What Made Them Smile?

Making others smile. He also always had a huge grin on his face after winning a final with his dog


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

His voice, his hugs, watching movies together, his laugh. So much


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

I love you and there was becer a time that I didnt.

#AskMeAboutMyAngel #HeroinMemorial #GoneToSoon

www.HeroinMemorial.org   www.HeroinSupport.org 

Continue reading
  2926 Hits

Heroin Memorial - 2015/06/23 - Kevin Cascio - Age 23 yrs - Millersville, Pennsylvania

KevinCascio

06/23/15 - Kevin Cascio - Age 23 yrs - Pennsylvania

Submitted by: Kim Cascio - Parent

Name: Kevin Cascio
State:  Pennsylvania, 17551
Date of Passing: 06/23/15
Date of Birth: 11/10/1991
Age: 23 

Tell Us About Them:

Kevin was very compassionate, especially to children, elderly and dogs. He had an amazing insight into people in general and always stuck up for the underdog. Kevins heart was huge! He loved his family and would always tell us , thats why it hurts soooooo much.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

Kevin was such a sensitive child which was good and bad. WHen he turn 16 his Dad almost died and kevin struggled with all the emotions which started the spiral effect into drugs starting with marijuana. Kevin came to us days after trying this realizing he liked it to much and said he couldn't stop. Even though we got him counseling right away. It just spiraled out of control with one drug and one rehab after another. Finally getting a dual diagnosis of depression and anxiety which helped for a time once he got on the some meds. But even that didn't last. Kevin was always open and honest about his struggle when he was sober. He would say that for whatever reason all the love in the world can't touch the darkness he struggles with on a daily bases.


What Made Them Smile?

Kevin LOVED his dog Zoe. She was the light of his life. As well as Kevin sister Nicole, they were very close.


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

I miss Kevins BIG bear hugs and the way he would just come in and snuggle asking for his back to be scratched . His deep voice tell me he loved me and his helpfulness.


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

I love you more than life itself! xx

#AskMeAboutMyAngel #HeroinMemorial #GoneToSoon

www.HeroinMemorial.org   www.HeroinSupport.org 

Continue reading
  6301 Hits

Heroin Memorial - 2015/11/15 - Tad Hyde - Age 41 yrs - Springfield, Ohio

TadHyde2

11/15/2015 - Tad Hyde - Age 41 yrs - Ohio

Submitted by: Leslie Smith - Sibling

Name: Tad Hyde
State:  Ohio, 45506
Date of Passing: 11/15/2015
Date of Birth: 1/18/1973
Age: 41 

Tell Us About Them:

My brother was always good for a laugh and a prayer. He loved his family, including his 10 year old daughter, more than anything. He was crazy smart and there was not alot of things he couldn't do.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

Tad struggled with addiction most of his adult life. In 2012 his addictions got the best of him and he landed himself in a 3 year prison sentence. He used that time to obtain his associates degree in addiction services and planed to continue his education on his release. He thought if he could take all the lessons he has learned from his struggles as an addict to help one person, then he has not wasted his life. He also took numerous patenting classes in anticipation of reestablishing a relationship with his daughter. He was released from prison to a sober living house on November 10, 2015. Five short days later on November 15, he was found dead in the bathroom at the sober house he was staying out. Heroin killed my brother.


What Made Them Smile?

His family, mostly his daughter, but he was also very close to my mom and I.


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

Everything.


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

That I love him and even though sometimes I get angry and curse him for leaving us I forgive him. I know this was not something he could control. I will try my hardest to take care of Hope and make sure she has a good relationship with our family.

#AskMeAboutMyAngel #HeroinMemorial #GoneToSoon

www.HeroinMemorial.org   www.HeroinSupport.org 

Continue reading
  2970 Hits

Heroin Memorial - 2014/07/31 - Matthew Cassagio - Age 19 yrs - Commack, New York

MatthewCassagio2

07/31/2014 - Matthew Cassagio - Age 07 yrs - New York

Submitted by: Ellen Weinstein - Parent

Name: Matthew Cassagio
State:  New York, 11725
Date of Passing: 07/31/2014
Date of Birth: 07/11/1995
Age: 19 

Tell Us About Them:

Matthew was the youngest brother to 3 sisters who all loved and cherished each other. He made me laugh and smile everyday. Strong with a loving sweetness that melted my heart at every turn. Loved his family, faith, football and friends. He is missed every second of the day


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

Matthew had colitis and believed pot alienated his pain. From there he explored , ultimately using heroin with fentanyl that killed him


What Made Them Smile?

His friends, his car, our puppy Maggie , his sisters and Matt and I always laughed . His smile was big, his big green eyes lit up


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

I miss his strong hugs, the sound of his voice saying I love you. I miss rubbing his back at night and just sitting quietly and talking. I miss all of him


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

I would say I'm sorry I failed you Matt. You were my responsibility and I lost you. I love you more than you will ever know. I miss you terribly.

MatthewCassagio1

#AskMeAboutMyAngel #HeroinMemorial #GoneToSoon

www.HeroinMemorial.org   www.HeroinSupport.org 

Continue reading
  3961 Hits

Heroin Memorial - 2015/09/01 - Stephen Sullivan - Age 35 yrs - Lake View, New York

StephenSullivan2

9/1/2015 - Stephen Sullivan - Age 35 yrs - New York

Submitted by: Jackie Sullivan - Parent

Name: Stephen Sullivan
State:  New York, 14085
Date of Passing: 9/1/2015
Date of Birth: 9/20/1979
Age: 35 

Tell Us About Them:

Very talented individual. Thoughtful, conscientious and charming! Only wanted in life to be productive, have a family and have others think well of him


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

Almost 20 years of a life long struggle with mental health and addiction. When he would relapse and fail he would dust himself off and start the process of recovery all over again


What Made Them Smile?

His nieces and he loved animals


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

His smile when he was happy!


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

I love you so much and I am so sorry I could not help you or save you

StephenSullivan1

#AskMeAboutMyAngel #HeroinMemorial #GoneToSoon

www.HeroinMemorial.org   www.HeroinSupport.org 

Continue reading
  2730 Hits