The family of a 24-year-old woman who died of a heroin overdose has penned a candid obituary openly discussing her struggle with drugs in a bid to prevent others from losing their lives.
On April 16, Molly Parks was found in the bathroom of the pizza restaurant where she worked in Manchester, New Hampshire with a needle still in her arm.
When police turned up on her father’s door in Saco, Maine, he immediately knew they were there about Molly. Days later, he wrote an obituary announcing her death.
‘She made a lot of bad decisions including experimenting with drugs,’ it reads. ‘She fought her addiction to heroin for at least five years and had experienced a near fatal overdose before.
‘Molly’s family truly loved her and tried to be as supportive as possible as she struggled with the heroin epidemic that has been so destructive to individuals and families in her age bracket.’
The obituary closes with a plea to other families to help their loved ones if they see they are going through the same struggles.
‘If you have any loved one’s who are fighting addiction [sic], Molly’s family asks that you do everything possible to be supportive, and guide them to rehabilitation before it is too late,’ it reads.
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