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In memory of Louis Miceli

Created by Family Of Louis Miceli

Louis Miceli

Louis Theodore Miceli was born on January 5, 1988. Louie was such a beautiful baby. He always seemed beyond this years -- very curious, intuitive, and stubborn. My son was also family focused and truly valued those relationships as the most important in his life -- focusing most of his energy on enjoying life with us to the fullest.

Louie loved to laugh, eat and flirt but football was his passion. He started taking opioid prescription painkillers following a football injury in high school so he could stay in the game. But the pills created an addiction Louie could not shake. Eventually he switched to heroin, a cheaper, easy to get alternative that made my son unrecognizable.

Louie began stealing and missed family events. Twice he went to rehabilitation and twice he left committed to staying clean. But on August 7, 2012, Louie fatally overdosed on heroin. I am shocked, frustrated, angry and confused as to how this could have happened.

In Louie's name, my family created a non-profit organization, LTM Heroin Awareness and Support Foundation, and every day we share his story to help educate our community and impressionable students about the dangers of drugs and addiction. From the feedback that we have received, I know we are making a difference.

Nothing will bring back Louie, but he did not die in vain and he will never be forgotten.


This Memorial was created to commemorate a loved one's life and to let other families know they can turn to the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids for help when struggling with their son or daughter's substance use. Please consider sharing this page to increase awareness of substance use disorders and to provide hope and healing for others.

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1. Julie
I"m so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family.