My amazing brother, Ryan, died due to complications from a heroin overdose last week.
Those who knew Ryan knew he struggled with his demons for years. I find myself angry and heartbroken that I could not find a way to heal him or help him become the person he was struggling to be outside of his addiction.
My relief from some of this pain lies in the fact that he became an organ donor and through others, will live on.
I will forever miss his kind heart, loud laugh, and caring nature.
Addiction has taken so much from my family and I can't stand to see it ruin others.