My son Anthony lost his battle just weeks before his 23rd birthday. It was a short struggle, less than 2 years, before it took his life. The oldest of 8 surviving siblings, he was the best big brother. And my first-born, he was a true Mama's boy. R.I.P. my beautiful boy...my heart will never be whole without you. Anthony D. Lund 12/24/93-11/29/16
Anthony was an amazing son, a loving and protective big brother, and a great friend to all. Always wanting to help the underdog, he would give the shirt off his back to help someone in need. He had the most beautiful heart, and loved to make people laugh. He was my first-born, and couldn't have been a better son.
Anthony didn't use very long, or very often. He started using pills with a girl he was dating. Eventually the pills were too expensive and not enough, so he started shooting heroin and fentanyl. Just one and a half years in, he was in tears over his struggle. Asked for help, but was turned away by the time we found a bed in a detox because he tested negative for heroin and the place wouldn't test for fentanyl. He tried to stay away from it, but he passed away just a few months later.
His family made him smile. Especially his younger brothers and sisters. He LOVED music and was never seen without his headphones in! He also loved animals and loved helping others.
I miss his smile, his laugh, his hugs. I miss listening to music with him and just sitting and talking. I miss cooking for him and hearing him brag about "Mom's cooking!" I miss everything about him.