My son was only 19 when he passed. He died on March 20, 2009. He would have been 20 years old on April 1st. Daniel passed away in his room. I found him before I went to work. I was heart broken. He always admitted to trying some pills, never heroine. I believed him. His oldest brother had a problem with heroin, but has over come it for now. Daniel was always the sweet loving son. Always the first to get me a card to cheer me up or just to say, “I love you mom.” He experimented with marijuana, oxyicotin, and alcohol. He was diagnosed with depression. He also battled the fact that he was gay. He had a hard time dealing with it. Daniel was the second oldest of 5. His youngest brother and sister are 8 and 9. How can I explained to them what happened? I just tell them to stay away from drugs. Sometimes I just tell myself he's away on vacation. It helps a little to ease the pain. I wish I had paid more attention to what was going on. Maybe I would have seen some signs and could have prevented it. I miss you my “Dani boy” very much. You have left a hole in my life I can't fill. Please watch over us my angel.
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