She socially used alcohol and smoked weed occasionally in high school. It was more common than not for people in her high school to do so. She never stood out as someone who used them more than others. Quite the opposite actually. As years progressed and after giving birth to 3 boys, her body started to take toll. Her back was equivalent to a 60 year old woman’s. She found prescription pain killers to be delightful for her back issues and other pains. All of this never raised any red flags to her loved ones because the doctor was giving her the medicines for the most part, and she took great care of herself and her family.
Out of the blue, we started noticing changes. She was losing weight and making bad decisions that she would normally have refrained from making. Before her family could process the signs, she overdosed and was revived in the emergency room. It was a heroin overdose. She stated that she wanted help and that she wanted to get better, but she didn’t know how and her family didn’t know how to help either. No one was prepared for heroin. A few weeks after her first overdose, she overdosed again. This time she was pronounced DOA by the time she made it to Eastside Hospital in Gwinnett County, GA. She will always be remembered by many, because she helped so many. March 15th, 2014 was the last time her heart took a beat. The world lost a good heart that day.