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Tell us about your loved one.
Sean was just a great kid...polite, respectful, loved playing with his cousins kept them all entertained with the funny noises he would make and the games he played with them. He rode motocross, motorcycles and dirt bikes...worked on cars.. He and his brother were inseparable when they were younger, always together. He was a kind, loving soul.
Tell us about Sean's struggle with addiction
His struggle began in his mid-teens with marijuana. Sean had ADD, school was difficult for him. I think he was looking for a way to fit in..to feel normal. He was quiet and kept to himself but sometimes he would get emotional when we talked about what was going on with him. As he got older things got progressively worse rehab after rehab, IOP, incarceration, legal issues. It got overwhelming for him and so did the guilt. I think he would use to forget to numb himself from the pain of his guilt..for things that happened and people he hurt. That wasn't him...it was the drugs and I knew that.
What made Sean smile?
Sean loved dogs...Wolfie, Franco and Fred. He would light up when his little cousins would all scream his name and be so excited to see him at family events. Christmas time he was like a little kid! He loved taking his quad out with his friends.
What do you miss most about Sean?
I miss his beautiful blue eyes. Him hollering "Hey Ma when's dinner?" His voice. His jokes..and pranks. His compassion, loyalty, his love.