Submitted by: Mother: Aimee Nekoranik
My Tribute: My oldest of 4 passed on Sept. 5, 2020. After years of battling, telling me this will kill her, that the addiction has defeated her, fighting for both of us when she couldn’t….then finally finding salvation and strength through 7+ years of rehab/recovery process and after 1 year clean from heroin, I’m struggling so hard to make sense of this. Every single person she’s ever met loved her and would say how special and unique she truly was. Every single person also agreed her heart was too big and caring and too naive that others had hearts as big and cared as much as she did. Her only flaw was her addiction. She never fought or argued with me, never stole or blamed me. She put all the blame on herself. No one loved me as much as this kid. So much of me died with her that morning. She wasn’t ready this time. I don’t know how I’ll ever live without her.
Submitted by: Theresa Gamez
My Tribute: Ricky, Son not a day goes by that I don’t miss you baby boy!! You left us way too soon, and should still be here. Your overdose will NOT be in vain son!! I am proactively getting involved and all kinds of overdose awareness campaigns and events in hopes of saving others from this type of loss. I love you Ricky and will carry all the memories of our short time together on earth until my last breath. MISS YOU RICKY
Submitted by: Debbie Lindley
My Tribute: My Son Joey-a Beautiful Soul.
Submitted by: Dolores Zerfass
My Tribute: This is one of the most beautiful soul’s I have ever met in my life. He’s my son Zachary. I am honored to have been his mom for the past 28 years. He was one of the unlucky ones who lost his life to overdose after 15 months of sobriety, The first time he relapsed (i’m pretty certain) there was no second, third or fourth chances. His life was going amazing, his career, stability, confidence, amends with his entire family, who meant the world to him. Just happy! I guess I will never understand the pain. Or was it just a fluke accident. What triggered him? Was he depressed and just hid behind that beautiful smile? I will never know, but what I do know is my heart is crushed and my world is overwhelmed with sadness, I miss him so much. He was my best friend. I am blessed, so blessed he was a part of my life, my heart, my soul, my world.RIP my son Zachary until we meet again! I love you. Mom
Submitted by: Kristie Wright
My Tribute: My heart, my soul forever and always.