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Joey Forrester Funeral Fund

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My son Joseph Allan Forrester has tragically left this world. He was 23 years old. He was funny and handsome and had so much life to give. Joey suffered from depression and addiction. He lost his life yesterday 5-22-18, when he jumped off a bridge in Cedar Hill and drowned. I am asking all of you to help us give my son a proper funeral and burial. I am asking so his sisters and I can have his final resting place we can go to.This is the hardest thing any of us will go through. I am reaching out now because we do not have the means for a funeral. ANY amount is appreciated. I am putting an estimate of the expense and will adjust as needed. This is the ONLY go fund me for my son.
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Ok...so it has been 2 months and 2 days since my boy left this earth. I am posting this because I know it will be shared and I know others will respect all that loved Joey. So it has been brought to my attention that people are constantly saying Joey comitted suicide, Joey had demons...Joe was dealing with depression and addiction. Joe was binge drinking daily. He was choosing alcohol because he did not want to fail a drug test due to the legal matters. Joey was stressed beyond stressed and many people where continously adding to his depression and causing him unwanted problems. He was TRYING! He was going to therapy, he was seeing a doctor trying to get a grip on his drinking. ALCOHOL consumed him. Yes he was manic...yes he said terrible things before jumping...and honestly non of us where there to hear EXACTLY what he said but one young lady. She did not say he comitted suicide. The police officer at the ER did ...BEFORE getting all of the facts! Joey was binge drinking 3 days...3...he was not sleeping or eating well...he was frustrated with his job...with his financial troubles...with his personal life he was a disaster...yes...but he went to the river to have fun...to party with his bestfriends....he went 2 days in a row...jumping all day each day....the moment before that final jump...yes joe was upset over his breakup...but he dropped his phone...and anyonnnne who knew Joe knows how many phones he lost or broke...this pissed him off and in a rage he said some terrible things and jumped....medically Joe's alcohol level impaired him to such an extreme level that is caused euphoric...irrational thinking...he was not thinking properly...his brain would not allow it at that point...so when joe went in that river....he did come up...he did yell for help...he did fight to live for over an hour...his physical body would not allow him to live...I want EVERY PERSON to understand this is no ones fault...Joe was a grown man who made the choice to injest the alcohol...he only had alcohol and weed in his system...NO HEAVY DRUGS...but he consumed soooo much alcohol in such a short period of time that his body and BRAIN could not handle it....this...drinking like this was the mistake...was the cause...IF he was not impaired by the alcohol he would be alive today. This was an ACCIDENT. IT was the worst accident ever...Joey wanted to live...he fought in that ER an hour...when his brain kept saying NO...his physical body said no...the reason I am choosing to post this is because I need people to stop their mouths for my daughters...this was an accident. Faith has now heard this and does not know how to respond. We know medically his cause of death. I have spoke with everyone and anyone that was there that day. Please please stop saying he killed himself. It is hurtful. I did originally post that he took his life...because that is what the officer said to ME...I changed it...a fatal mistake...caused by severe intoxication. I also want to say it loud and clear to every one of his friends...YOU can be something. PLEASE LOOK AT YOURSELF AND CHOOSE LIFE OVER DRUGS AND ALCOHOL! I do not want to attend another funeral of a young man that should be living this ugly but beautiful life. I love you all.
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Joe was layed to rest Friday June 1st 2018. It was beautiful....he had an amazing funeral because of you. Thank each of you for sharing...for the love and kindness. I will be creating a gofundme for the headstone. We have time before it can even be placed. I would love if those who knew my boy would go on the obituary memorial page on chapel hill and post memories....it is what will keep him alive in each of us. I love you all and no words to say except thank you....to the moon and stars.
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Please share. Unexpected expense with the plot is a worry. I know it will be ok. Thank each of you for your support. I will at some point reach out to everyone individually. I wish he could see how much he was loved. I miss him so so much...no words for the gratitude and just amazement of the kindness of others.
Your contagious smile....
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People are advising me to update the amount due to unforseen expenses and time off work. Honestly I can not think. Just grateful to be able to bury him. I am just because it might help financial things. But really nothing helps. If we hit the 15000 i know know funeral things are ok. All we need right now. I am not calling today. No funeral stuff. We are going to try and have a fun day today. It is what it is.
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