By Korin Miller
Original Source: self.com
A family in Pennsylvania is sharing the story of their 23-year-old daughter’s death from a heroin overdose as a chance to teach the world about the reality of heroin addiction. Delaney Farrell passed away on July 1, 2017 after a long battle with drug addiction, according to her obituary. Her parents, Brian and Bridget Farrell, released a Facebook video about her death that has since gone viral.
In the video, which has been viewed more than 135,000 times, Brian says that Delaney “knew what her monster was…she knew she was battling it.” He also showed the camera a poem his daughter wrote about her addiction, which was included in her obituary:
“Funny, I don’t remember no good dope days. I remember walking for miles in a dope fiend haze. I remember sleeping in houses that had no electric. I remember being called a junkie, but I couldn’t accept it. I remember hanging out in abandos that were empty and dark. I remember shooting up in the bathroom and falling out at the park. I remember nodding out in front of my sisters kid. I remember not remembering half of the things that I did. I remember the dope man’s time frame, just ten more minutes. I remember those days being so sick that I just wanted to end it. I remember the birthdays and holiday celebrations. All the things I missed during my incarceration. I remember overdosing on my bedroom floor. I remember my sisters cry and my dad having to…click here to continue reading