Drugs made him feel normal. He graduated to much harder drugs in high school but mom and dad kept thinking he would grow out of it. Dad was very successful in his business so money was no problem when he needed to be bailed out of his trouble or sent to another rehab.
Many rehabs later, Frankie, now 38 and his pain is not any better. After being clean for 8 months he wanted to ease his pain one more time but this time his body couldn't withstand the strong dose that he was used to and there wasn't anyone there to call for help.
Frankie was a precious sweet child in a man's body and we loved him unconditionally. He will forever be missed.
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