Sam was my best friend and one of the funniest, greatest and most caring people I have ever known. He would give you the shirt off his back and never expect anything in return. I miss him every day and will never forget the day he was taken from us.
Sam always had demons from a rough childhood that haunted him and left him feeling like he would never be good enough. We had so many long talks about it and he would always tell me about the pain he felt. When he turned to drugs to numb the pain, things just spiraled. Sam and I used together and then got clean together, time after time. When I got the phone call he was gone and he had overdosed while living in California attendingrRehab, my world was flipped upside down. Losing him almost killed me but with him as my guardian angel, he got me through and 11 years later I am still clean and have a beautiful daughter. I owe that all to him. He saved me from myself and made me wake up and want to do better for him and his grandmother and my own family. There is not a day that goes by that I don't miss his contagious laugh. He would do anything and everything to make people laugh. He was an amazing man, best friend, and brother to so many people. I know he is smiling down, and always with his few close friends that made it out of the disease of addiction.