Family Writes Impassioned Obituary After Son Dies of a Heroin Overdose

Bill and Amy Scannell decided to intentionally expose the truth behind their son's death in a passionate obituary.
1:32 | 04/26/16

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Within six weeks heroin came into his now lives stole him from us the words in this obituary or is poignant as they are vulnerable. You see substance use disorder is not something to be ashamed of or hidden until scandal is making it public he lost his twenty year old son Emmett heroin overdose last week. He and am its mother Amy intentionally exposing the truth behind her son's death any passionately written obituary. And if parents are too afraid. To put written obituary Hollis the rest of the world cannot see it I want and the stigma on substance use disorder a disorder that kills on average four people in Massachusetts. And it's father says his son should not be remembered for the manner in which she died but how he lived the oldest of three. National Honor Society member and a full academic scholarship at Worcester state at which he made dean's list last semester my son was in a junkie. He wasn't some dirty back Alley paragraph on his FaceBook page to the parents of young kids I beg you deal urging parents to keep your eyes open and watch the signs once they get to the point where they're using heroin. They're professional liars and manipulators this grieving father won't stop talking. He kicked my songs we've been bad for five days but I'm gonna do it. I pull him. Will not start. And that includes and it's funeral here Wednesday bill says he will be as vocal and vulnerable about his son's death hoping his family's pain will save another family. In Bridgewater robbery levered WC BC news center five.

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