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In memory of Brittany

Created by Family Of Brittany

Brittany

Brittie's death is our life sentence. It is not an event to get over but live with daily. These are wounds that will not heal with time. A permanent picture in our minds and hearts of the last moments of our daughter, sister, niece, grandchild and friend, will never leave us. Some of us are so consumed with grief it is difficult to face normal everyday activities. We suffer with bouts of uncontrollable crying, nightmares, sleepless nights, medical conditions from stress and we go for psychological therapy to help us make it through another day. Happiness in life is gone. We try to find the small joys with her little sister and brother but it is not the same. The presence of her absence is everywhere.
Whether we are prepared or not we have learned much about the workings of the legal system. There are many wonderful and devoted people helping us. However, we see their frustrations as well as our own as time slowly passes. For example, it is extremely difficult, impossible even, to have an individual arrested for supplying a controlled substance prescription if the other person does.
The law requires that the supplier have it on his person. If not, a direct connection can not be made. When someone supplies alcohol to someone under the age of 21, he or she is held accountable. The laws should be the same. Also, there is no law that requires an individual to call 911 in the event of a life threatening emergency that they create. Therefore, my Brittie was never afforded the possibility of life saving help because he knowingly decided to call a friend instead.
My family will never forget the person she was with and others like him that caused our family and others like us enormous suffering. A prison sentence can only close one page in our book and the rest is still unwritten. He and others like him have a depraved indifference for human life and must be held accountable. Our laws need to be amended to help protect us and not those that put us at risk.
This legislation will allow us to delve deeper into investigations and to bring accountability and punishment to those involved. Let's take a stand and make a difference in all our lives. Please read and sign the:
Petition for BRITS (Being Responsible In Tough Situations) Law
For our safety and protection it is desperately needed and may save someone's child, maybe yours. If you can give of yourself to help others, share your commitment you may inspire another to do the same.
Your voice counts, let it be heard. We all deserve it ... www.wishfulbliss.org.


This Memorial was created to commemorate a loved one's life and to let other families know they can turn to the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids for help when struggling with their son or daughter's substance use. Please consider sharing this page to increase awareness of substance use disorders and to provide hope and healing for others.

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1. Anjuli Clare
I read your memorial and I was saddened for your loss, and hers as well. It touched me because we are close in age, I just turned 22. I have suffered with addiction since age 15. I hurt my family and friends, and myself most of all. I am doing better the last 10 months but know it will be a life-long struggle. Your daughter and family are in my thoughts and prayers. I am sighning your petition. I hope you get justice one day soon.
2. Elaine Davids Mama
My sincere sympathies for your tremendous loss. I too lost my son in a situation that could have been prevented if someone had called 911. I find myself dealing with anger and bitterness that only hurts me. I agree that something needs to be done and I have a Screaming Yellow Hatred for Prescriptions gone wrong. Your sweet girl is beautiful. Let her be your driving force to make change. Our country has lost personal accountability and we are dying because of it. Bless you and your work.Phil 4:19
3. Monica Montoya
Hello. I just wanted to say that I am so sorry for your loss. I too have lost my son to a similiar situation. I don't know how to live without him. I don't even want too. I needed him in my life. He is my best friend.
4. Lisa Kleinsmith
My sweet little girl with the sparklie blue eyes, I miss you. You are in my thoughts every day. When I look at your picture I wish I could have a hug, so I put you against my heart. Bry-Bry misses you too. Together we remember the fun, sweet, smart and loveable Brit you always were. We love you Brittie. Remember sunny days, sleep overs, flowers and butterflies. Remember laughing in the rain, mac and cheese and scratch and sniffs, pony tails and kittens. Love, Aunt Lisa.
5. Brittany Herrlin
Theres not a day that goes by that I dont miss my Brittie, the older we grew, we grew further apart but each and every day just isnt the same knowing I cant call her or text her to say hello! I miss my Brittie and no matter what happens she will alawys be in my heart :( xoxo Brittany