Daniel Erbe (3/31/1989 - 3/19/2009)

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My son was only 19 when he passed. He died on March 20, 2009. He would have been 20 years old on April 1st.

Daniel passed away in his room. I found him before I went to work. I was heart broken. He always admitted to trying some pills, never heroine. I believed him. His oldest brother had a problem with heroin, but has over come it for now. 

Daniel was always the sweet loving son. Always the first to get me a card to cheer me up or just to say, “I love you mom.” He experimented with marijuana, oxyicotin, and alcohol. He was diagnosed with depression. He also battled the fact that he was gay. He had a hard time dealing with it.

Daniel was the second oldest of 5. His youngest brother and sister are 8 and 9. How can I explained to them what happened? I just tell them to stay away from drugs. Sometimes I just tell myself he's away on vacation. It helps a little to ease the pain.

I wish I had paid more attention to what was going on. Maybe I would have seen some signs and could have prevented it.

I miss you my “Dani boy” very much. You have left a hole in my life I can't fill. Please watch over us my angel.

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    March 20, 2015 at 9:36 AM

    So sorry for your loss, Michelle.

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    Angela Gwynn Mother of Dallas Nguyen

    June 17, 2009 at 9:12 AM

    Dear Michelle, I am so deeply sorry you have lost Daniel. I know your heart is utterly broken. I stood where you are now almost two years ago next month, and it is, so many days, as if it were yesterday. I know the pain is so great. I know you are tired and feeling small. I am so very sorry. Let someone touch you. Reach out to the hands that wait to help as much as they can help. We are all here with you, all of us together… knowing. Love and Peace to you and upon Daniel.

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