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Mean people suck


I knew going live with our story and sharing so many of our details would open up for various opinions. Especially with stigma around drugs. I've been so strong, especially for the kids and have been trying to teach them you can't win everyone's support. Especially when there are so many people closed who are closed from opinions, beliefs and cultures outside their own.


Tonight however, I admittedly lost it. I'm tired of "people" sharing their judging and negative opinions paired with we deserved to lose our son on social media platforms. It makes me completely disgusted. If they only knew our intimate challenges we had. If they can only just understand that they don't know what we want through, only pieces from what we've shared. It only seems those who understand that or have personal knowledge of a similar battle understand and show empathy. Perhaps it is good that these comments aren't said to me in person as I'm pretty certain I'd lose full ability to control myself. I have so much rage towards this rotten part of society.


However, I must remember to not let it be a roadblock to our fight. But, tonight is a night that makes me want to stop fighting. The pain is too real and raw. And these comments admittedly, blur my mission to fight. Everything we are doing has been complete torture for us, but we keep doing it to prevent more deaths. But we can only do so much in our pain.


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Mar 03, 2023

Don't give up on this battle

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Alex's Story
Dec 06, 2022

Thank you. Your words do help. I just don't understand why people are so evil and mean.

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I am so sorry. I have no words. I used to work at Asante, I was the supervisor of guest housing and decided to go back into education. In fact I worked with Tomes on many occasions. I work at one of the middle schools now and my kids attend South. I’m seeing just how impacted these kids are about everything. Bad things happen to good people. Please do not listen to those who want to judge. They can find themselves in similar circumstances in no time at all. We as parents are tackling new territory and people just sit back and judge every move you make. Don't lose heart. Your story will save someone. Your story will also bring…

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Dec 06, 2022
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Thank you so much for your kind words. Truly needed this tonight after seeing such horrible comments

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Andrea Patterson
Andrea Patterson
Dec 05, 2022

Me, again…speechpeach91 - I’m the one who has experienced what you’re going through and still am with the loss of my Parker to an accidental drug overdose. I, too, have felt the stigma and anger from people who don’t understand. Screw them! Drugs and mental health issues are real and if anyone thinks they can’t be affected…so did I-everyone thinks that!! Guess what?? Anyone can. So, keep your head held high and keep fighting for our boys!

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