I was engaged to Jason and lived with him for two years. He wasgood man and was good to my son and I. He developed a drug dependency that I just couldn't live with. I had already lost one man in an alcohol related car wreck when I was only 18 and I told Jay he was dying a little everyday and it wasn't fair to me to put me through that again. I left him but, I never stopped loving him. He never would date anyone after I left even though I'd been gone for four years. He just kept waiting for me because he knew that if he could get clean, I'd come back. I told him one day that I would think about it. He hadn't gotten high in 3 months. His mom said that he'd gone to his doctor the day before he died. She said that he was in a really good mood and had bought her a dvd player and set it up. She gave him a check for one hundred dollars. He left with one of his friends and came back about an hour later.She said that they were playing video games and he kept saying he didn't feel good. His friend told him to go lay down and he'd come back later. She said that on his way to the bedroom Jason fell down. He got up and went on to bed. About an hour and fifteen minutes later, she realized that she wasn't hearing him breathing anymore. She went to check on him and he was blue. Paramedics got him to open his eyes once but he never actually woke up. He died at home at age 28. He no longer had the check. He had 50 of his 10 mg percocet missing and 19 xanax. He was loved by many. It's been a tragedy for all of us. My son used to call him Dad. He's the closest thing my boy's ever had to one and he has acted out a lot since Jay's death. I suffered through a terrible depression and still do. I will miss Jason forever.
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