12-Year-Old Boy Shares Story of Father’s Battle and Death from Heroin

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By Matthew McClellan

Original Source: theindychannel.com

ANDERSON, Ind. — Addiction and loss is hard for adults to cope with, but imagine being 12 years old and trying to explain the pain of that kind of loss to other people.

“It doesn’t just hurt the person that does it. It hurts the people that care about them,” said Avery Elmore.

Avery saw his dad for the last time less than six months ago.

“It’s always gonna be hard. This is not something you can just move forward on, ” said Avery

He stood in front of an audience in Anderson on Saturday sharing about the heroin overdose that took his father’s life.

“His demon got ahold of him. We would go with our dad to the methadone clinic but didn’t…click here to continue reading

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