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In memory of Justin Anderson

Created by Family Of Justin Anderson

Justin Anderson

Justin, my son, my friend. I was with my daughters when I received the phone call, my son had died. I screamed, as did Justin's sisters. I drove to the hospital. I saw him, laying there. There was an almost immediate bubble that surrounded me. There was no way this was happening, yet I wasn't totally surprised. It was becoming a trend, Justin's heroin use. Heroin had a hold on him and we had been trying to get him clean since he had survived overdose just months before. He had been doing so well. Justin was going to college, had a job, and had a girlfriend. This was a boy's night out. They shared a retinal patch. The other 2 boys survived. I believe God has a reason for what happens. I have faith. Justin lived up to his name. Justin means just. Kane means beautiful or little battle. The 23 year old who sold him this patch has been charged with 2nd degree murder in the death of my son. This won't make my son come back or make me miss him any less, but through this it has opened the eyes to a community in trouble and taken a drug dealer off the streets and hopefully saved a life of someone else's child.


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. Abby Sears
I'm so sorry for your loss. My older brother has done drugs and it has hurt my family very much. I can't even imagine how hurt your family must be to lose him. Please accept heart felt condolences from a perfect stranger.
2. Angela Gwynn Mother Of Dallas Nguyen
Susan, there is nothing at all to say to alleviate one ounce of the pain, shock and numbing disbelief. But from my grieving heart to yours... I am so deeply sorry that Justin has left you too soon. May you find Peace, however you can. Know you do not grieve alone.. that we all grieve with you. All of our beautiful children, their lives meant everything. May their soul lights burn bright in the darkness of another child's pain. Love and Peace.
3. John Kelly Sean Patrick's Dad
Susan - I not only understand your pain, but feel it as well. There isn't much I can say other than my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Justin is in a place where the drugs no longer control or hurt him. We lost our son Sean almost a year ago to similar circumsatances and we miss him terribly. If our stories can help even one young person then some good can come out of all this. Peace and may God bless you, your family and Justin.
4. Jennifer Lamanac Aaron Mason's Mom
Although there are no words to comfort you, I'm so sorry for your loss. I pray that Justin and Aaron's stories will save someone else's life. It is an awful way to learn a lesson on life.
5. Beate Konduris
Susan, reading your story is like reading my own. I am so sorry that your boy left so soon. Nathan was only 19 and I feel blessed that God gave me the best 19 years of my life. Evil never rests and through people like yourself and sites like THE PARTNERSHIP we can fight the good fight. God bless.