Andrew Moe

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Submitted by: Frances Herbert
Born: 1983
Died: 2012
My Tribute: My little brother was a wonderful, kind man who would have given someone the shirt off his back. He had struggled with drugs since he was in middle school. Our childhood was filled with abuse, neglect and drug use. He first started on marijuana and alcohol then on to meth. He was in and out of rehab centers and jail for the last 12 years of his life. He overdosed alone on October 16th 2012 after being clean for a few weeks. He was working at a church and attending his NA meetings, trying to find hope. He was left alone for the weekend and was supposed to be hanging out with his sponsors. He only met his only nephew once.

Andrew Todd Moe would have been 25 years old today.

Now all the pain and struggles are gone, hopefully your life in the everafter his filled with strength and peace.

Bergen Dyer Fernwalt

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Submitted by: Bonnie Scott
Born: 1983
Died: 2012
My Tribute: Bergen lost his fight with addiction at the age of 29. He was the funniest, sweetest pain in the butt I ever knew. I will miss my only child every day of my life. “Tell me a story about Daddy” are common words in my house now. I love you, Bergen. Mom

Terri Renee Hickman

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Submitted by: carolyn Wilkerson…..mother
Born: 1964
Died: 2014
My Tribute: My only daughter and oldest child.She was smart ,funny and loved by all that knew her.I will always have a piece of me missing,I loved her so much! Terri had ovarian cancer when she was 38 and that began her addiction to pain pills.She tried so many times to get off them ,but they are so addictive she couldn’t beat it.She beat the cancer but the pain pills beat her.Such sadness I’ve never known.I don’t think I can survive this. My life is torn apart from her death.I hope and pray I never see another one of my kids on life support,I can’t get that picture out of my mind.It’s driving me crazy,literally.She has 2 grown children and 3 grandchildren,boththeir parents died within 2 months and 9 days of each other from drugs.Such a loss for her kids.How is this ever going to end?

Courtney Layton

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Submitted by: Laurie Layton (Momma)
Born: 1/89
Died: 3/12
My Tribute: My beautiful daughter Courtney Layton died of a heroin overdose in March 2012 at 23 years old. She was my only daughter. We did not even know she was using drugs. I knew she smoked pot, that was it. How could I not have known. Well she was away at college and perhaps when she came home she hid it well. All I know is that she was home for Christmas and happy and died in March. The coroner report said there were only two needle marks on her arm. She had just started using and she died. She didn’t even have a chance to go to rehab. So my message is it only takes once. Please don’t use. I miss my baby every minute of every day of my life.

Jacob

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Submitted by: Anne
Born: 1993
Died: 2013
My Tribute: Jacob was a loving, sensitive and caring young man. He loved to play his drums and strum his guitar. Truly enjoyed music and life. His addiction started with prescription percocets and began a battle that ended December 22 2013 from a heroin overdose. He wanted to be clean and went through 3 rehabs, the last one he remained clean for 5 months. Addiction is a disease that can happen to anyone. Something needs to be done to stop how easily doctors prescribe pain pills and the pharmaceutical companies that are making millions of $$. The sad truth is almost all heroin addiction starts with prescription pain pills. No one should ever have to endure this loss but also the stigma of shame should not exist nor judgement. No one who has lost their life to this disease is any less significant than any other human being whom has passed away for other reasons.. He is now an angel counting stars and will shine in my heart forever.

Greg Hottman

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Submitted by: Julie (Greg’s Mum)
Born: 1979
Died: 2013
My Tribute: I lost my only child, Greg 2/8/13. He was released from rehab and 24 hours later, he was found a block away and had died from a Heroin OverDose. Forever 33…
Remembering you is easy,
I do it every day.
It’s just the HEARTACHE of losing you,
That will NEVER go away.

Your MUM!

Tracey Thompson

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Submitted by: Carolyn Thompson
Born: 1972
Died: 2013
My Tribute: Our daughter Tracey was a wonderful kind human being. She would do anything to help others. We lost her to a drug overdose on jan 3rd. Three days before her 42nd birthday. She has 3 beautiful children who she loved very much. Her depression was overwhelming and as a result she went from Rx to street drugs. Our baby overdosed while out of town. I never got to tell her good bye.

Jenna Caryl Bedau

Submitted by: Cathy M Bedau
Born: 1988
Died: 2011
My Tribute: Jenna passed away alone in our home on April 11 2011. She overdosed on Heroin after 41 days of rehab. She had an infectious laugh, was a loyal friend, my only daughter and my friend. I miss her every day, and believe I always will. 22 years is not enough time.

Our Baby

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Submitted by: Leann Fanion
Born: 1989
Died: 2014
My Tribute: Andrew M Fanion 10/3/89 – 01/01/14 Andrew was a sweet honest and loving person, he died of an overdose on new years day after being out of detox for 1 week waiting to get into a half way house. He was a great football and hockey player and all around athlete in high school. He is missed by his sister father and myself.

Jarrod Levi Autterson

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Submitted by: Wendy@JarrodsLaw.Org
Born: 1981
Died: 2004
My Tribute: My son Jarrod died in a sober living home while paying for a second set of eyes. What I discovered shocked me to my core. As a result of this tragedy I created JarrodsLaw.Org to find a solution to the complete lack of oversight in Sober Living Homes across this entire nation. There is a change.org petition as well as a whitehouse.org petition to get this movement started.
Please go my my website www.JarrodsLaw.Org to see what happened to Jarrod.
Feel free to contact me personally at (909) 744-9352 if you want to help me with my battle cry and to become ambassadors of change with me. United we stand …divided we fall.
As Jarrod’s mother I decided to get better and not bitter. I honor Jarrod’s life to make sure that he died in valor, not vain, and to hopefully save someone else’s kid from dying as a result of blatant negligence.