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Tell us about your loved one.
She was a bright and shining light as a child--intelligent, imaginative, sweet, full of joy. Beautiful blue eyes, dark brown hair, fair skin--what they call "black Irish". She was loving and compassionate-to humans, animals, all those who crossed her path. She was unique, magical, amazing. And, oh, so much loved, and forever missed.
Tell us about Nica's struggle with addiction
At 15, a 31 year old man introduced her to heroin. She spent the next 24 years of her life struggling to stay clean. She was diagnosed bi-polar in her 20's. When things were good in her mind, she managed to live clean- marry, have three beautiful children, make a life for them and herself. But then she would fall.
What made Nica smile?
Her children most of all. and books, movies, animals, flowers, the sky, snow.
In her good times she loved everything and everyone, and they loved her in return.
What do you miss most about Nica?
The long talks, the laughter, the understanding between us. And everything else that i will never have again with her gone from the planet.