Jerry was my baby brother. We were as close as a brother and a sister could be. He was my best friend. I could talk to him about anything and everything. No matter what I was going through or what I had done he was always on my side. I tried in so many ways to save him. I just wanted him to be free from the drugs that seemed to control him. He would beg me for help, but then when he was sick he would push me away. Finally, after being a slave to heroin for four years, it finally took his life. Some days I feel like I failed him because maybe I did not do enough. I talked to him for about eight hours before he died. I had no idea that it would be our last conversation. I miss my brother more than words can describe and feel this hole in my heart that just can not be filled. I still want to call him when things are not going right, or just talk to him when things are ok. I just wish he could give me one of his big ol' hugs to make it all go away.
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