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Memorial

Kyle Stevens

Kyle Stevens

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Died

I miss his sense of humor.He never wanted his loved ones to be hurting, upset or even frustrated. He would make jokes and was very funny, he cheered up everyone.

Tell us about your loved one.

Kyle loved his family and was a caring , smart, ambitious, successful businessman, positive role model/mentor baseball coach to over 1000 young men. His motto was "I will never settle to be just average-I strive to be exceptional".

Tell us about Kyle's struggle with addiction

My 28 year son Kyle wasn't addicted to drugs. He took great pride living a healthy lifestyle.He chose to drive after a couple beers while on a medication,extremely overtired. However (buzzed) driving is still a reckless, dangerous decision. He had a serious accident and was almost killed. He suffered a brain injury as well a downward spiral of events financially that put a strain on him. He was a proud man and feared being labeled as a drunk due to stigma. It's very black and white with hospitals/Dr's treating you and find alcohol in your blood. Whether a point over legal limit "as his" was,even legal repercussions follow as though your a hardcore alcoholic. One bad decision caused him much guilt and shame for fear of being judged. He swore to never drink and drive again. One year later he was very stressed out drank again while on several medications due to his prior injuries,his judgement was impaired and he drove again, speeding with no seatbelt. He did not survive this time. The medical community had automatically put him a category that is demeaning in nature, instead of grouping people they should be treating each person as an individual.

What made Kyle smile?

Kyle was HAPPY to see his family we made him smile. He had a little crooked smile also even with strangers he met & spoke with. He had a beautiful smile that was infectious, especially if you were someone he loved and cared about or were an aquaintance. He loved his pets and they always made him smile.

What do you miss most about Kyle?

I miss his sense of humor.He never wanted his loved ones to be hurting, upset or even frustrated. He would make jokes and was very funny, he cheered up everyone.

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