Kenneth Ray Miranda
My baby Kenneth was 15 years old when he died. I miss him dearly. He loved his family. He enjoyed life, camping, swimming and teasing his little brother. On December 23rd, I woke up and took my pills. At that time, I realized there were many pills missing. I had a feeling Kenny had got to them somehow. I had the pills in lock boxes and I locked them in my car. Kenny was determined to get to them. I left them out one day and I woke up and caught him taking them from me. I told him that the next time I caught him doing this I would put him in a rehab. The next time, on December 23rd, I went to wake him up to go shopping. He was sweating, struggling to breath and I could not wake him up. I freaked out screaming to call 911. He was transferred to a hospital that could care for him. On Christmas Eve the doctor said he thought he would pull through. I was very relieved and decided to finish my Christmas shopping. 45 minutes after I left, the doctor called and told me to return to the hospital. Something was wrong. By the time I got there, they had pronounced Kenny brain dead. On Christmas day I turned off the life support. He died 8 minutes later. I miss my precious little boy. 15 is too young to die. I have struggled with addiction all my life. I guess I was one of the lucky ones. After he died, they took my 8 year old away from me through social services for medical neglect. I fought it and got him back. This has destroyed our family. Before you decide to use drugs, read some of these stories. Just one pill can kill you. My dearest son, I miss you so very much. I cry daily. Kenny, I truly hope you are in a better place. I will never forget you. I hope you know I love you more then life itself. You will never be forgotten. I love and miss you dearly. R.I.P. Honey
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