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MoonKnight1
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 2:19:01 PM
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My sister, Jessica, has passed away.

Not terribly surprising unfortunately. She had struggled with addiction for at least a dozen years and it finally exacted it's toll. Details are still not clear at this time but from what little I know she was found in a motel room in Roanoke, VA and had been deceased for at least a few days or more. Overdose. Not sure what of but I know she was into Meth.

We tried for years to help her but she declined our attempts. You can't help someone who doesn't want any. She left six children behind, four of them (who I have never met) are now in the Social Service system and up for adoption.

Sad, tragic story. She was only 39.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020 2:58:49 PM
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I couldn't help but think about your post from last month about the abuse your family suffered through when you were growing up. We all have these demons to work through from our past. Some have big ones, some have small ones. Sounds like yours (and your sibling's) were big, but even the small ones can stay with us and threaten to derail our future.

I'm glad you've been able to "break the cycle" (to use a tired expression), Howie. Obviously it doesn't sound like you were close with your sister, but I'm sure it hurts nonetheless. You're in my thoughts today.
MoonKnight1
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 3:07:27 PM
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Thanks, Corey.

I was close with her for a long time but after she drifted away...

The family tried plenty of times to help her but she chose not to accept it. About 15 years ago I offered to let her live with me on the condition that she stayed clean. She declined the offer.

A year ago I was talking to my youngest brother about her (he's in his late 20's now) and he said he had been in touch and was trying to get her to seek help. Once again, she didn't accept the offer.

I feel bad for her kids who I have never met and probably never will. I hope and pray that they can break the cycle.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020 4:20:40 PM
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My condolences Howie! I wish you and your family a sense of peace through this time.
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Tuesday, June 30, 2020 4:50:01 PM
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I'm sorry for your loss Howie. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
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Tuesday, June 30, 2020 5:25:14 PM
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Sincere condolences.

I'm sorry this has happened to you and yours.

I know this is small comfort but you are not alone.
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Tuesday, June 30, 2020 8:56:33 PM
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You have my condolences.

I can't imagine what you're going through, but I hope that you're doing as well as you can be.
MoonKnight1
Saturday, July 11, 2020 2:04:25 PM
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Thank you to everyone who has reached out, either on this thread or through PM. It means a lot to me.

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Saturday, July 11, 2020 7:36:32 PM
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Very sorry to hear about Jessica's passing, Howie. Praying for you and for your whole family, sir.
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Sunday, July 12, 2020 10:44:09 AM
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That's terrible, Howie. I am so sorry!
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