Troy grew up in Marietta, Ga. He was active in sports from an early age. He was the youngest son and had a personality that was very infectious.
Around the age of 15, he started experimenting with drugs and his life changed immediately. I met Troy when his dad and I began dating. I could see how much his dad loved him even though he definitely did not agree with the lifestyle he had chosen.
Over the next 17 years, Troy let drugs become his life and they ultimately took his life. I see his family struggling to understand and accept his death.
I hope this website will help to prevent even one family from having to lose their child.
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