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Below is a list of families whose child, ages from 3yrs and up , has died as the result of a drug overdose. The families you find here have consented to being contacted to receive and provide support in this way. Please feel free to contact as many as you would like. Every effort is made to make sure the e-mail address for each family is current. But, as it often happens, sometimes addresses change for different reasons and without notice.

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We ask that you respect the intent of these page by contacting them only if you would like to correspond on a regular basis to support them or to request emotional support. No soliciting please.

Donna
e-mail: oxycontinkills@aol.com
lost her 19yr old son, Elliot, on 9/8/2001 as the result of an overdose of a drug called OxyContin. "I'm looking to correspond with other parents who have lost a child from a drug overdose."

Patti
e-mail: pattikukoleck@juno.com
lost her 20yr old son, Sean, on 12/19/2001 as the result of an accidental overdose of heroin.
Anna
e-mail: anna_cotton@yahoo.com
lost her 21yr old son, Richard, on 5/14/2003 as the result of an accidental overdose of cocaine and heroin. "I would like to talk to someone that is going through this also."
Christine
e-mail: cooper30@aol.com
lost her 24yr old son Richard, on 7/14/2003 as the result of an accidental drug overdose. "I would like to talk to someone who is going through this also. Ricky is sadly missed by his Mom, Dad, sister and brother."
Connie
e-mail: cstrid@hotmail.com
lost her 33yr old son, Bryan, on 3/16/2003 as the result of an overdose of methamphetamine. "Bryan used crank for just 6 months. He went to a very dark place and he died there. I didn't have a clue he was doing this, but I did know something was wrong. I miss him."
Janice
e-mail: janda005@yahoo.com
lost her 28yr old son, Robert, on 11/22/2001 as the result of an accidental drug overdose. "I lost my 28 year old son Robbie on November 22, 2001 to an accidental overdose of methadone along with several other barbiturates. He was on life support for two days before he passed away. I would like to talk to others who have experienced a similar loss."
Elizabeth
e-mail: njcooki61@aol.com
lost her 29yr old son, Micheal, on 10/5/2003 as the result of end stage renal failure and cardiac arrest. "Michael was very ill for many years with end stage renal failure and then a virus hit the heart. When conventional drugs no longer took away the pain, he turned to street drugs to even have five minutes pain-free. I am fighting for my sanity. He was my only son and my baby. Please talk to me!"
Wayne
e-mail: wayne439@yahoo.com
lost his 21yr old son, Spencer, on 1/17/2004 as the result of a possible drug overdose and asthma. "My son had been using several drugs for some time. The night before and the whole week prior he had used several types of drugs. He has asthma which he was neglecting. Despite his drug use he was well liked and kind hearted. He was living at home and attending college successfully at the time."
Diana
e-mail: didee49@yahoo.com
lost her 35yr old daughter, Tracey, on 4/4/04 as the result of a drug overdose. "I am looking for a pen-pal with someone that has lost an adult child. Tracey was 35yrs old."
Dave
e-mail: mccarthydf@shaw.ca
lost his 25yr old son, Kevin, on 6/2/2001 as the result of a drug overdose. "Kevin was in recovery, but one slip took his life. He was a high school teacher and football coach. We miss him so very much."
Emily
e-mail: eb1129@aol.com
lost her 18yr old daughter, Michele, on 3/2/2004 as the result of a heroin overdose. "My loving and lovely daughter, Michele, died of an accidental drug overdose while a college freshman, just 4 months ago. She had so many plans, a career in film making, and she had a summer job lined up as a camp counselor for homeless kids. Unfortunately, the small private college she attended provided no supervision and the boyfriend she chose introduced her to snorting heroin. They did it together and went to sleep. He awakened, she did not. She was the very best, a healing presence in my life. I will love her forever. I would like to hear from people whose child passed in similar circumstances."
Debbie
e-mail: kaylisnana@msn.com
lost her 22yr old son, Nicholas, on 8/7/2001 as the result of an accidental overdose of methadone. "I lost my precious son, Nick, 8/7/01. Even though it's been almost 4yrs now, it seems so recent. I still cannot accept it and deal with it. I am basically alone and have been from the start. I have no one to talk to and no one to share my grief with. I have had no support. I just recently found this site and would like to correspond with someone who knows what I am going through. Maybe we can help each other. Please contact me."
Tami
e-mail: paperdoll45404@yahoo.com
lost her 23yr old daughter, Kelly Jo, on 7/1/2004 as the result of a drug overdose. "My daughter and I were best friends. I miss her so much and worry what to do for my grandson. I think I am slowly giving up. I have another daughter that will not even speak to me. She said, 'Dad is gone and so is my sister. I am afraid you will go next.' I find it hard to keep faith. What did I do to deserve all this? I have nowhere to turn."
Tammie
e-mail: tamsuhu@comcast.net
lost her 25yr old son, Randy, on 8/6/2004 as the result of a heroin overdose. "I had thought he was drug-free so I was shocked when I got the phone call. Three weeks prior to this, my dad passed away from cancer and Randy was very close to him. Was this drug overdose intentional or accidental? These are things I will never know and am having such difficulty dealing with. I've never felt so alone in all my life! I would really appreciate hearing from anyone that has been through this and knows how I feel. I'd also like to be there for anyone who could benefit from my experience. ***Randy, you are missed and loved so much!! My heart will never be the same.***"
Mike
e-mail: jycj@iup.edu
lost his 20yr old son, Phillip, on 10/9/2004 as the result of a drug overdose. "I am a Christian and I believe that Jesus Christ is the only way to the Father. I believe the Bible is the word of God and I believe I will be with my son again."
Ronni
e-mail: brdbkp@aol.com
lost her 20yr old son, Dan, on 5/5/2004 as the result of an accidental overdose of heroin. "We lost our oldest son to drugs. He had just gotten out of rehab. If anyone would like to share feelings, etc. I promise to write back. It is so difficult."
Evelyn
e-mail: pkaskandar@tampabay.rr.com
lost her 25yr old niece, Jennifer, on 4/14/2005 as the result of a mix of methadone, OxyContin & Xanax. "Jennifer was a beautiful girl who died of a broken heart after a divorce. She left behind two small children, two brothers, and two parents who loved her dearly. My sister is not coping well with the death as it has only been 6 days. I don't know what to tell her at this point. I know that she needs to talk to someone about this that has been through the same ordeal. My heart goes out to all who have lost a child. I miss Jennifer so bad and wish she could come back. I wish we NEVER had to go to that funeral and see the beautiful shell she left behind and the pain on so many faces of the people who loved her and felt such a big loss. God-WHY??? What do I say to my sister? How can I help her cope? Please help. So sad."
Jennifer
e-mail: jenmas94@optonline.net
"My son lost his father, Terry, on 6/14/2003. At the time, I was told that the cause of death was a brain aneurysm. Two years later while trying to obtain copies of the autopsy so my son could be checked for a possible brain tumor, I found out his father died of an acute heroin overdose. I am devastated. How do you tell a nine year old boy that his father died of a drug overdose? Please feel free to contact me."
Susan
e-mail: sbrogan@aol.com
lost her 21yr old son, Matthew, on 2/11/2005 as the result of an accidental heroin overdose.
Cathy
e-mail: seameruok@msn.com
lost her 26yr old daughter, Camille, on 5/30/2005 as the possible result of mixing alcohol and heroin. "My daughter was found by a jogger on a trail. The exact cause of death is pending. I am hardly feeling at times and other times, all I feel is pain. It has been only 5 weeks and I miss her soooooo much! I still wait for her to call or for her visits. Just today, I was thinking that I hadn't talked to Camille in a while and I need to call her. I would welcome all who would like to correspond."
Julie
e-mail: julieb184@comcast.net
lost her 50yr old son, Milton, on 1/22/2005 as the result of an overdose of street drugs. "My adult child died after a long sojourn with drug addiction this year. He was found dead in his bed after being missing several days. It was a sad end of a very long and destructive flirtation with a lot of different drugs--anything to still his pain. We tried to help him and loved him so much. In the end, we must just resign ourselves and wait for God's wisdom. I can write to anyone who needs a pen pal...offer hope and support, comfort and kindness."
Chris
e-mail: uvegotanangel@aol.com
lost her 22yr old son, Brett, on 6/19/2005 as the result of a drug overdose. "My 22 year old son, Brett, was found dead on Father's day by hid older brother. My kids lost their dad 17yrs ago and so his leaving on that day is especially hard. How do we make sense of the loss of a guy who had a ton of friends, was very respected and loved and yet could not cure the hurt and aching in his heart for his dad? My love was never enough.. but he never ended a conversation without an 'I love you, Mom'...I will hear these words forever."
Melanee
e-mail: mcclureseven7@aol.com
lost her 21yr old daughter, Elizabeth, on 7/17/2005 as the result of a drug overdose. "Elizabeth was our oldest child of seven. I'm trying to understand all this."
Diana
e-mail: dkblines@bellsouth.net
lost her 35yr old son, Brad, on 1/8/2004 as the result of a cocaine overdose. "Brad lost his life to that demon, "addiction" after 8 1/2 yrs of sobriety. We all began to take his sobriety for granted--especially him. He had everything going for him--a great job, wonderful apartment, budding relationship, etc. There is never a day that goes by that he isn't missed--especially since I lost his father on 9/8/2005 from ALS. He was diagnosed just 5 days after Brad's death. Please contact me if you need to talk."
Christine
e-mail: kristonia@msn.com
lost her 20yr old son, Luke, on 8/19/2005 as the result of methadone/alcohol intoxication. "My son, Luke was my youngest. I have two daughters who are also devastated. He was at a friend's house. They found him dead the next morning and I didn't find out until the afternoon when I came home and the police were at my house. My heart hurts so bad I can hardly stand it. Every day I wake up to the same nightmare. He was a beautiful and talented boy. Living my life without him is so hard to bear to even think about."
Angene
e-mail: angene_smith@yahoo.com
lost her 38yr old mother, Margaret, on 11/13/2002 as the result of a drug overdose. "I know this site is for people that have lost their children and I actually lost my mother 3yrs ago to a death caused by what doctors called a "drug cocktail". My mother died 3yrs ago and still to this day it hurts. So, if anyone would like to chat, have no hesitation in e-mailing me. Thanx for your time."
Dee
e-mail: dblett@nc.rr.com
lost her 20yr old daughter, Amanda, on 11/17/2005 as the result of an accidental drug overdose. "I found her at 3am and I keep wishing that I had checked on her sooner. She had the most beautiful blue eyes and the brightest smile. She was apparently doing heroin off and on for a few months. the toxicology report is not in yet but we believe it was the heroin that took her life. I have so many questions that may always go unanswered. I miss her so much every minute of the day."
Jackie
e-mail: pedsnurse7@aol.com
lost her 19yr old son, Damian, on 2/12/2006 as the result of severe acute alcohol intoxication. "My son, Damian, was with two people at his apartment and they started drinking. Damo drank a lot from what I understand. His friends said that during the night he began to breathe funny. They thought nothing of it and went to sleep. When they woke up in the morning, they found him with his eyes open and he was gurgling and had no pulse. They worked on him for over an hour to get his heartbeat back, but by then the brain damage was already started. I miss my son so much. I feel very empty inside and my heart is broken. Damo was my only child."
Debra
e-mail: dreagan856@yahoo.com
lost her 20yr old son, Clint, on 8/6/2005 as the result of an accidental overdose.
Carie
e-mail: cgroh1@wowway.com
lost her 20yr old son, James, on 6/13/2007 as the result of a possible drug overdose and an asthma attack.
 
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