"I Lost My Brother"
I can't believe I have not shared this story yet. It is painful for me to talk about so until I saw this group I had debated on whether or not to share my story. My younger brother died June 11, 2000. He was only 23 yrs old at the time of his death. We were very close and I thought I knew most of his secrets. Well almost all of them. I was at home when a call came in from my mom. She told me to sit down because she had some very bad news. I said what is it? She told me my brother had stayed the weekend with a friend and his friend had found him dead that morning in his bed. I asked why what happened? My mom told me he had overdosed on heroin! I could not believe this! My brother used to freak at getting blood drawn! I knew he smoked pot but I had no idea he was into anything heavy like heroin! I became physically ill when my mother finished telling me. It was like a very bad dream! I still can't believe to this day that he is gone forever! I really miss him!