My son Ray, passed 7/22/19 from an accidental overdose/fentanyl. He was 2 weeks shy of his 1 year sober anniversary. He had been very active in his recovery with meetings, sponsor, support, etc. This past year with him was a gift. I was able to see my son but even better than I have many years – he was more humble and grateful. We shared a lot with tears and laughter and deep conversations. His father’s passing in 2010, was the trauma that spiraled his addiction. He had been in a rehab 5 times, crisis centers, recovery and half hay houses. He had a great sense of humor, loved music and all Philadelphia sports. He was able to meet a lot of the players while working at Wells Fargo. He didn’t want to die , many circumstances happened that his passing could have been prevented. I pray through time, I am able to help at least one person through their journey, in his memory. He always said in the times he chaired meetings “Let’s get deep.” He loved going back to a rehab he had been in to speak with the patients there. I know he had a bright future, knowing he wanted to do more.
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