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  1. supafly

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    After spending the past week at his hospital bedside, he was still unresponsive 7 days later after being brought in on an apparent overdose. On Wednesday afternoon, he died in my arms..literally.

    This is one more tragic death caused by the demons of drugs and alcohol, and I hope to be able to secure a job in the field of counseling/criminal justice in regards to addiction when I graduate this upcoming fall.

    I am truly devastated, and will never be the same.

    Rest in peace, David--only 31 years old.


    (Thank you to Ian, who has provided us a forum to express our thoughts and sympathy)
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    I am so sorry to hear of your loss, Supafly. All deaths are hard, some are harder than others.

    Several of my son's friends have died of overdoses....some intentional, some not - a few unknown. It's never easy and there are no answers.

    Prayers for you and your family - and eternal peace for your brother.
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    I'm so sorry to hear about this terrible news, Supafly. Just a senseless and terrible tragedy. Getting a job like that will be an amazing tribute to David. You're in my thoughts, buddy.
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    Very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to your parents as well. It's never easy to lose a child no matter if they're 1 or 81.
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    Thank you all for the extremely kind words, as it is much appreciated.

    The level of class that many have on these boards is just amazing to me, thank you once again.
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    my sincere condolences on the loss of your brother.
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    That's absolutely terrible news. My sincere condolences to you as well. :(
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2012
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    Sorry for you loss, glad you were with him at the end.

    If you do go into the substance abuse field, your experiences wiith your brother will exceed anything you will ever find in a textbook or at a lecture..

    You will never be the same, you will probably be stronger than you ever imagined.
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    Sorry for your loss Supa. Terrible tragedy indeed.
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    That is so sad, supafly. But, at least he had the peace of dying in the loving comfort of his brother's arms. Rest in peace David.
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    Thank you, my friend, and thank you all once again for your kind and thoughtful words, as I will not forget them.
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    Supafly.


    Only came upon this now.


    Hang in there man.

    this is a terrible time for you.


    Know that a lot of people here are thinking of you.

    Stay safe.
    Richie.
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    RIP David.

    Live your life for David Supafly.
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    Dear Supafly - just saw this thread. So sorry for the loss of your brother. Hope that your work in treatment of substance abuse brings you some peace.

    Deb
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    It really hurts a lot when our loved ones are going away from us and we can't do anything for them. I am really sorry for you. May his soul rest in peace.
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    Thank you all for such nice and thoughtful comments. I haven't gone to this part of the forum for awhile now, and just noticed several new responses.

    I sincerely appreciate the time and effort that it took to say something. I am very grateful for the gestures, and thank you again to Ian for providing this service.

    Thank you again very much, and Happy Holidays to you all.
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    Just saw this thread, Supafly. My deepest condolences and good on you for honoring your brother's memory.
  18. inmemoryofjrseau

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    I am so sorry for your loss! I lost a little brother also but, he was just a baby so I didn't get to know him.

    Yet, throughout my life I've always thought of him being in heaven with GOD (Jesus)
    like a little angel.

    I hope someday you can secure a job in counseling people against the demons of drugs & alcohol. Over the years I lost quite a few friends to these same demons.

    Yet, your loss of your brother is greater (not to sound cold to my friends but, blood is thicker)

    My Deepest Sympathy. In Loving Memory of David.
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    So sorry for your loss. As thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. During this tough and difficult time and time to come! :(

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