I met Brandon when I was thirteen. He was actually my first love. We started dating when I was 14 and we spent the next two and a half years together. Eventually, like most teenage relationships, we broke up.
Brandon and I stayed friends after the breakup. However, he unfortunately took it harder then I did. He started hanging out with a new crowd. His new friends introduced him to some horrible habits that at the time he did not know would eventually end his life.
Brandon became addicted to heroin. For the next three years, his addiction became more and more intense. It seemed as though he was possessed by that little needle.
On Monday, December 17, 2007, Brandon's life was cut short. He overdosed after getting out of rehab the day before. When I received the phone call that morning from his mother I felt as though I lost a part of me.
At the point right before his death, I was one of the very few people who were still talking to him that was not participating in his life-threatening activities. I miss him so much. I will never forget the moments we had together, and the memories of him that I will cherish forever. He was such a good guy.
Brandonmade people laugh. The drugs really made him into someone he wasn't. I will never forget his smile or his voice. I pray that he rests in peace, and is happy being in a better place. I will always remember Brandon.
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