33 years ago, I gave birth to a healthy baby boy. I named my baby boy Michael.
Throughout everything we went through, Michael and I and his little brother were a team.
At 2:57 am on November 22, 2008, I got the call that no one ever wants. My son had overdosed on heroin and was in route to the hospital. I honestly cannot remember much of what happened after that initial phone call. However, I remember when they said, "He is gone." That one thing is burned into my brain for all the rest of my life.
Heroin had taken away my son.
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