Tell us about your loved one.
He had a kind soul, and worried about his family even when he was so very sick himself. Always doing for others. He was my first born, and my heart.
Tell us about Orlando's struggle with addiction
He struggled since the age of 14. I was a single parent, and ignorant to naranon or any 12 step program. He slowly progressed to heroin, tried many times to stop to no avail. Back problems made it worse, since he needed pain meds . The only time he was clean was in prison for 4 yrs, but fter being home a year, got ill with cellulitis, was hospitalized for a month, had many surgeries and skin grafts,and fell back heavily into his addiction. He later suffered from seizures, a spine infection that left him partially paralized, and died in March of 2014 after he went off of his methadone after losing his addiction doctor.
What made Orlando smile?
His children, and all of the people in his life that he loves
What do you miss most about Orlando?
The morning calls to say hi, and his big bear hugs.