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In memory of LJ Cunningham

Created by Family Of LJ Cunningham

LJ Cunningham

Please stop methadone.

My son LJ died from taking methadone, xanax, and somas. All three of these drugs were prescribed by his doctor.

LJ was in jail for six weeks after being found driving on methadone. LJ got out of Jail on May 17th.

At 6pm on May 20th, LJ went to the doctor. The doctor upped his dose 10 more mg, one mg xanax, and somas.

That same night, LJ died. Those three drugs should not be combined.

I lost my son and my best friend. My heart aches for you everyday. I miss you LJ my son. All my love is with you.

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Guest Book


1. Julie
I'm so sorry for your loss.
I am so sorry for your loss.I also lost my 23 year old son to methadone, oxycontin, xanax.The doctor would simply take his money, and let him walk out with whatever he wanted. All they want is their money.I will keep you in my prayers. God bless you always. Billy Wilson's mom
3. Jennifer Aaron Mason's Mom
I'm so very sorry for your loss. There is nothing I can say to make you feel better. Have faith that they are in a better place, it is the only thing that keeps me going and knowing someday I will close my eyes for the last time and he will be there with me again. God bless you. I will be praying for justice for you too.
4. Debra Reagan Clint's Mom
Trudy, My heart aches for you and the loss of your precious son, LJ. I am so sorry another mother had to endure this pain. Our precious and beautiful sons will live forever in our hearts until we meet them again. Gentle Hugs, Debra Reagan
5. Sabrina Pitts
Hi, I am so sorry for your loss. I was wondering if when taking these prescription medications like methadone and xanax if the person actually looks tore up, like out of it. I don't know if there might be some other not prescribed drug being taken by my friend. Any answer to that would be helpful.
6. Elaine Davidsmama
Dear Trudy- I'm so sorry you lost your son. My heart understands the pain you feel. Methadone is such an awful drug & so Toxic alone or mixed with other drugs. L J's face is bright and handsome and I'm sure he has been a blessing everyday of his life. He lives on & on in the hearts, minds & memories of those he touched and in those who share your pain and loss. ( memorial to my son who also died of Methadone :(
7. Milissa Shuman Cousin Of Jennifer Dickson
Trudy, I am sorry you lost your son. And for it to basically be at the hands of his doctor is tragic. Yes, he took the medication. But, his doctor prescribed it to him. Did he not think it would be harmful, or fatal? How could he NOT know? I'll be 29 next month and don't have any children. I couldn't even begin to try to feel what you and many others as parents feel. My thoughts are with you.
8. John Kelly Sean Patrick's Dad
Trudy - My thoughts and prayers are with you, LJ and all our kids who have suffered with addiction. LJ will always be in your heart and will never be forgotten. Peace and God Bless.
9. Angela Gwynn Mother Of Dallas Nguyen
Trudy, I'm so sorry. So very sorry. LJ's life meant everything. Our sons, our daughters... they were not statistics. Tell his story Trudy, wherever you go. July 12th will be one year since I lost my son Dallas to heroin. I still cannot wrap my mind or heart around the immense beauty I have lost. You are not alone, I share your pain and I am here. He will never be forotten. You won't let that happen. I wish you love and peace from Seattle.