“I thought over and over about what I was going to do when Carly overdosed and died. How would we go on?
And then I knew: I wouldn’t go on. And then I realized that it was just going to be too painful to actually have to watch her die. Right in front of me. My daughter was dying.
That’s when I snapped.” ― Dina Kucera
Parents at their Children’s Grave
Mothers and fathers are not supposed to bury their children. What happened to all the dreams and hopes; where did they all go?
If You Only Knew: Reminder for Somebody’s Child
- What was causing you so much pain?
- Why didn’t you share it with any of us?
- Why couldn’t you trust us with your pain?
- Did we ever tell you how valuable you were?
- Did you even know how much we all loved you?
Were We Listening?
What Were Your Dreams?
- It costs a fortune to get a college education
- There aren’t any jobs after you graduate college
- Terrorist activity and war are common occurrences
- The daily news is enough to scare and discourage anyone
- Most of the population is struggling financially
I understand that your life is hard, but drugs are not, have not, and will never be the answer. Death is forever! You don’t have to die from a drug overdose; it’s a choice! Remember that it will do all the things that I said it will do; I’ve witnessed them all too many times to remember. When addiction claims another life, it takes everyone involved – and their family and friends don’t have a choice, they are hostage to the emotions, regrets, and guilt.
And it doesn’t have to be this way.
Help for Somebody’s Child
If you have an addiction problem, think it through, it’s not just about you. The overdose is coming; it will happen. Kids are dying every few minutes from drug overdoses.
Soon you too will nod the nod of forever. Lives, futures, and dreams all ruined!
It’s happening in every town, in every state of this country and all over the World. It’s an epidemic!
But you can make a difference today!
Talk to your friends and your children; help them understand that awareness, education, and prevention work.
If you’re an addict, get help! You don’t have to die, and you’re not alone. Don’t be another statistic, a number, a toe tag!
Be alive and dream dreams, live your life, set goals and surpass them! Spread the love, the hope, and the message that no one has to die! Choose life!
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