My name is Heather and I am 23. I have a twin sister. My brother Christopher had a severe drug problem that affected my life every day. He was a very strong person who loved his family, but he had trouble finding his way. We had a connection throughout our lives. He was so outgoing. When I found out about my brother using drugs, I tried my best to help him by keeping him close, but he was always so far away.
My brother never truly got along with my parents in the way a son should, but he made sure he was always there and kept his presence with them. All of my family members tried to accept him, but it was hard. He fought about everything. But, when he wanted to he was so generous. He was one of the smartest people I knew and he loved to help me with things I would have trouble with. He always wanted to be the center of attention, which is exactly how I am.
When my brother used he became a completely different person who I didn't know. It hurt a lot to see him trying to fight to just live day by day. I want to be able to tell my story. I want to help out other brothers and sisters with the same issues that I went through. In a way, his death has taught me a lot. It taught me that life is too short, and at any moment on any day someone you love can be gone. It taught me to love so unconditionally that you can't love any harder. God rest his soul.
R.I.P. Christopher James Brogna.
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