'Heroin Can Make You Feel Accepted:' Mother Shares Heartbreaking Obit For Addict Child
The last thing that any parent would want is to see their offspring succumb to the dreaded disease of drug addiction. Such is the burden that Kathleen Errico has to deal with right now following the death of her 23-year-old daughter Kelsey Grace Endicott.
Kelsey passed away last April 2 due to heroin overdose which has left her mother distraught. She would eventually deliver a powerful obituary at her daughter’s funeral which included taking a stand against drug addiction.
The touching eulogy included Kathleen detailing the struggles that Kelsey had to endure tied up with heroin though it also included the better times that they both had.
“It is easy to see why anyone who met Kelsey instantly fell in love. She was an old soul for such a young woman and a complete throwback which made you love her even more,” said Kathleen.
The eulogy would eventually be posted online via Facebook by popular request.
In the post, Kathleen explains how distorted Kesley’s life became. Apparently a lot of it had was caused by her heroin addiction, leading her to believe she was inferior to the ones around her.
“Her addiction told her she wasn’t worthy or deserving. She turned to drugs to make her feel normal like everyone else.”
She goes on to explain that heroin was the chief culprit in making her believe all the wrong reasons. But it also left out some key points that included how it could result in leaving her family in shambles and take away the important things in her life like her job and her son.
Kelsey was in and out of rehab for the past two years and was nearing sobriety before tragedy stepped in. For her mother, it was God’s will to take her now with reference to Kelsey’s struggles and search for inner peace.
The obituary was meant more than to touch on Kelsey and her issues. It was something done to inspire and offer an indirect means of information for other families and people who may be dealing with drug addiction issues.
With the eulogy going viral and drawing support, Kathleen hopes that her revelation can help spread awareness and educate people on the real perils that heroine brings as well as opening eyes to what the deadly drug can do.
As Kathleen puts it, she may have lost her daughter to heroin but is hopeful that this devastating lesson can help rev up the stand against addiction awareness.
“My baby girl may not be here physically but she is working miracles from Heaven and as her mother I couldn’t be more proud,” said Kathleen Errico.