It’s December 29, 2019. Fifteen days after my birthday, and ten days after my daughters 27th Birthday I am sitting writing this painful message after getting the call seven hours ago that my beautiful 27 year old daughter was found in her bed at her recovery house in Philadelphia blue and dead. As I grew to expect this call and new it would be a matter of time the grieving is just starting. The story behind my struggle watching my daughter slowly be consumed is not just with her, she was also using heroin with my wife of 30 years for the last 8, and my only brother died of a heroin overdose 7 years ago. Totally unknown to me this secret between my wife and daughter was let out of the bag by my daughter only 8 months ago. Today Megan Elizabeth Muth is another statistic of a tragic heroin problem that has little attention in our society although it impacts an extremely large population. This is about all I can get out at this time but had to leave a message of my thoughts. I will make a mark in raising the awareness and responsibility of our Nation to at least have understanding for the life that every addict will tell you they don’t want to live!
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