Pennsylvania Parents Share Late Daughter’s Poem About Heroin Addiction
23-year-old Delaney Farrell passed away last week after a five-year struggle with heroin addiction. She was one of more than 50 people who overdosed in Lycoming County in Pennsylvania, and one of three who died.
Five years ago, Delaney was introduced to heroin at a party, not knowing what it was. Shortly afterward, she developed an addiction which she battled profusely. While the Farrell family lives in Selinsgrove, Delaney had been living in a halfway house in Willamsport and working at the Red Roof Inn, where she died inside a bathroom.
Delaney had written a poem about her struggles with heroin addiction, which her mother, Bridget Farrell, decided to share in her obituary. “That’s what she was going through and that’s what was going through her mind and that was her life at the time,” she said.
“…I remember overdosing on my bedroom floor. I remember my sisters cry and my dad having to break down the door. I remember the look on his face when I opened my eyes, thinking today was the day that his baby had died… I remember constantly obsessing over my next score but what I remember most is getting down on my knees and asking God to save me cuz I don’t want to do this no more !!! “
“I’m heeding the message and checking myself into the hospital today. Thanks. Christine from Chicago.” This is just one of hundreds of messages the Farrell family has gotten—the poem has received an overwhelming response from the public. “If it could help just one person it would be worth it,” said Bridget.
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