Memorial, urn, celebration costs.

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On September 9th, 2015 my brother, Cory took a fatal dose of heroin. He arrived to the hospital without a pulse and they were not able to bring him back despite their best efforts. While we have struggled as a family for years to help him stay clean, we did not expect to lose him to an overdose. He was only 30 years old. No matter how prepared we thought we were, we were absolutely devestated and shocked. Unfortunately, we were not financially prepared for the cost associated with his death. For this reason, we were unable to bury him or have a funeral service. His biological father, who lives 1500 miles away, charged his cremation cost to his credit card. He was cremated on September 15th, 2015. My mother was able to bring him home in a plastic box and ziploc bag. I would like very much to be able to pay for a special urn in rememberance of my brother, not only for my mother's healing, but also for my brother...and maybe even for me too. Any amount donated will be used to offset the costs associated with my brother's death and help our family through the grieving process. We plan to have a private, family celebration to memorialize him.
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Please contact me if you would like to come to our balloon release at Meadowbrook Park, my brother's favorite place- on Oct 10, 2015 at 2pm.
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Our fundraiser will be ending October 1st. We are planning a get together October 10th. Please email me at amrohl@eiu.edu if you would like to attend. Or, you can text me if you have my number. In November, our memorial orbs will be finished and we are very excited to get them. After that memorial, I will be taking a break from social media and attempt to learn how to function in our new normal, without my brother. Thank you to everyone who donated.
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We are looking at the date of October 10th to get together in memory of my brother. The park districts won't allow the lanterns, so we will be sending off balloons instead.
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Today was a really hard day. 10 days have passed and I feel like I have been stuck on that moment ever since. I know it will take time, but this pain can feel unbearable. I had to pull the month of September off my desk calendar. The panic attacks come and go. The sadness, creeps like waves. I miss my brother. Monday we will be calling the local park districts to ask about rules and regulations for the paper memorial lanterns. 10 seconds at a time, we move.
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Raised by 47 people in 47 months
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