Son's funeral expenses

On May 28th, 2009, my first-born son Jordan passed away from a very short battle with drug addiction. Our lives changed forever that day. He is dearly missed by his three younger sisters and brother, his parents and grandparents.

Jordan was just finishing high school, was a star high school wrestler and well loved by everyone he knew. He was a wonderful and caring person who was introduced to heroin about 6 months before his death. The drug and disease took control of his life overnight. With the help and dedication of his family, Jordan worked hard to turn his life around. He completed drug rehab and was determined to stay clean. Tragically, he found that the drug's powerful call took control.

Our sweet and caring son and brother died from a heroin overdose at just 18 years old.

This was five months after I left my ten-year career as a sheriff's deputy, his mom was an emergency room nurse. I coached my son's high school wrestling team and hundreds of other kids in our community. This was not supposed to happen to our family. Jordan's addiction and death dramatically changed each member of my family. 

We wanted to give Jordan a proper funeral and thanks to the wonderful people at the funeral home they allowed me to finance the $20 thousand dollar funeral.

I haven't been able to return to my career in law enforcement. The past five years I've tried to work hard to pay down this debt. Of course GoFundMe didn't exist five years ago, so we didn't ask for much help.  I'm indetbed to a small group of family and friends who have generously helped me.

Since Jordan's death I've suffered from depression and PTSD, making it difficult to keep working and pay down this debt.

I am currently working as a truck driver, making ends meet however I'm unable to repay the funeral home. I would also like to repay the few family and friends who have helped me, although they have never asked.

In Jordan's memory, or in honor of someone you love struggling with the disease of drug addiction, I humbly ask for your help to finish paying his funeral expenses.

Thank you for reading Jordan's story and thank you in advance for your help.



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Tom Manthei 
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Richland, WA
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