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In memory of Dustin Rawls

Created by Family Of Dustin Rawls

Dustin Rawls

This page was very difficult for me to add. But, as Dustin and Tiffany's Mom, I really want this message to get out to all kids and adults.
YES, IT CAN HAPPEN TO YOU! My son was a very smart young man and he was an awesome son and person. But, on the early morning of Sept 27, 2007 he made one bad choice that affected his life and all those that love him.
The reason I say "CHOICE" is because at 18 Dustin told me, "Mom you taught me right from wrong and taught me what not to do, using yourself as a bad example. I do understand that, but I am older and make my own choices and that has nothing to do with what you did or did not teach me". And as most kids think Dustin also thought it would never happen to him.
So Please! Please! Let Dustin's life and death make a difference in each and every one of your lives and think before making that BAD CHOICE!
Love to all from Dustin's Mother

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Guest Book


1. Julie
Thank you for sharing your story. I'm so sorry for your loss.
2. Nancy Joyce
I am sorry for your loss. I just created a memorial and know that it's comforting to know that others care. My daughter made some bad choices too but that doesn't make us love them less. My prayers and thoughts go out to you.
3. J G
Hello, I am so sorry for the loss of your son. My heart goes out to you and everyone who loved him. I know that it is a terrible feeling to loose a loved one. I wish you the best of luck and many prayers for you to get past this loss.
4. Debra Reagan
Patti, I am so sorry for the loss of your precious and beautiful son, Dustin. He sounds like a wonderful person. My heart aches along with yours because we also lost our son, Clint, to drug abuse. Thank you for sharing your story. You will be in my thoughts. Hugs, Debra
Hi,I am so sorry for your loss. I too have lost my best friend and I do not undersand why. I ask why all the time. I am so so sorry.
6. Brittany Herrlin
My heart goes out to you and your family. Over a year ago I lost not just a great friend but someone who was like a sister to me. Please take a moment of your time to visit the website her mother set up for her in order to get justice at this point in time and if you agree please sign the petition
7. Angela Gwynn Mother Of Dallas Nuyen
Patti, I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful son Dustin. I lost my son Dallas July 12, 2007. It is so unbelievable. It is never easy. It never will be. It is so hard to make sense of it all. Beautiful young lives destroyed. So many people who loved them left behind to live without them. Peace to you from Seattle...