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In memory of Kenneth Ray Miranda

Created by Family Of Kenneth Ray Miranda

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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Guest Book


1. Jessica Zittel
My name is Jessica and Kenneth was a really good friend.I know that I didn't know him as well as others, but I did and do love him. I wish so much that he was still here because he was one of the best people I ever knew and he really just loved life and tried to live it to the fullist.
2. Breanna Dixon
My name is Breanna, Kenneth was a very close friend to me. When I found out what had happend, I couldn't believe it. I didn't want too. It felt like a thousand rocks falling on my heart and just crushing all the air out of me. He was the only friend I trusted and the one who I could tell anything to. I think about him everyday and everynight when I pray. I talk to him as well. I have had numerous dreams about him as if he was really there. I miss him so much and I am deeply sorry for your loss.
3. Denise Warner Kenneth Ray Miranda Mom
kenny 2 years ago today,, i went to get you up and you were not breathing good if i could go back and change that day i would i miss you so very
4. Tammie Moseley
I am verry sorry for your loss, you sound alot like my case. My son was Christopher Moseley. We tried everything. We locked my meds up down the street at my mother's house and that night I decided to get a day worth of med's(I am Bi Polar). Christopher was also, so he took all of his meds just to get a high. I don't care what my ex husband's family says, Chris would have never been depressed if his dad had not left us. Now I am alone. If you ever need anyone
5. Deborah Burnside
Denise: We were just playing Canasta on Pogo and you gave me Kenny's name and this site. I have never lost a child so I can't possibly feel your pain. I am so sorry for your loss and you will be in my thoughts along with Kenny and your younger son. May God bless and help you to find comfort in His everlasting love. God Bless you and your Family. Sincerely, Debbie Burnside
6. Deborah Guina
Hi Denise, Thank you for those kind words about my son Matthew. I am so sorry about your loss. Kenny sounds like he was a great kid. My heart aches for you. You have been through so much. I am glad you got your other son back. We have all made decisions in life we wish we could do over. I have a lot of guilt over my sons death. I just keep thinking I could have done something else to prevent it. Children are a gift from God and not really ours in the end, it is up to God when they leave.
7. Denise Warner
Kenny yesterday was easter and i really miss u being here. i talk to your picture daily i hope you hear always mom
8. Victoria Pattison
Kenny you are so handsome. I just lost my son Carlo to heroin on 2/2/08 and I keep asking why. Mom's do that you know. We want the best for our baby boys and can't understand it when things go wrong. God has His plan that will be revealed but until then I must trust in Him. We feel an extreme pain that only we mothers know. Day by day I pray for healing knowing it will come very slowly. We love you boys and in your hands you hold and take with you a huge chunk of our hearts forever.
9. Michelle Anderson
Kenny, Buddy, I think of you all of the time and I miss you. We had some great times playing with Bruiser and talking. I will always have you in my heart and I love you so much! You were like a brother to me and I know you are in a wonderful place now. I just wish that it had not come so soon. I will always remember.
10. Jill Little
Quite a story and a definite tragic loss. Thank you for sharing your story and being courageous enough to do so. I work with teens everyday and will have Kenneth on my mind from this day forward. My thoughts are with you and your family.
11. Lennie Lennielupl Mahoney
My dearest Denise, I am sure that by not being a mother, I can never truly feel your pain. But know that my heart goes out to you and I will pray for you everyday. Take care sweetie. And know that, yes, Kenny is in a better place and no longet tormented. Love you , Lennie
12. L. Madden
To you my friend, it is so hard to find the words to comfort you. Only a mother knows that heartache of losing a child. You are much thought of and my prayers are with you to get you through the day. May God Bless you and your family. Color
13. Karen Donnelly
A sad and tragic loss. May god bless and take care of you and may he give courage and strength to your loved ones left behind. From one mother's heart to another, God bless you and may you remember your son with pride and cherish the time you spent with him. Karen Donnelly Belfast N-Ireland
14. Nancy Hackett
Kenny. I didn't know you, and sadly now I never will. But your mom and I have talked, and I know how deeply your death has affected her. How sad that you won't grow into the man she hoped and prayed you would one day be. But we'll be there for her, so that one day, when some of the pain has passed, she'll think of you and smile, remembering how much your short time on this earth meant to her and to everyone whose life you touched. In love & light... Nancy
15. Theo Kinkenedes
Kenny, I am honored to know your Mum who loves you, and will always love you very much. I know you're a guardian angel now, and you watch over your Mum and little bro. TK
16. Donovan Warner
Kenny, I miss you everyday. I wish you were here. From your little brother.
17. Angela Gwynn Mother Of Dallas Nguyen
Denise, thank you for sharing Kenny's story. It's a hard, hard, hard thing to do. Telling the story of our child's death. I am so very sorry. I lost my son Dallas July 12th of an accidental heroin overdose. He was 19. They were much too young to have to battle drug addiction, much too young to leave this world. He's a beautiful child Denise. I'm sorry.
18. Dawna Bessey
I love and miss you Kenny. Rest in peace little man!
19. Dawna Bessey
Kenny, I love and miss you dearly! You were like a son in my heart. When you were a little boy you were always by my side trying to help me with whatever project I was working on. Whether it was raking up the leaves in the yard, or building a dog house, or playing video games, you were always rite there. It was really nice getting to know you all over again, those last couple of year's of your life. During the summers we had a lot of fun together camping at Pyramid lake.
20. Katie Ramirez A Friend Of Brandon Makowski
I am very sorry for the loss of your son. He made some bad decisions, but just know that he is in a much better place now. My prayers go out to you and your family.
21. Denise Warner
Kenny, mom misses you!!