Today I did something that I hope to never do again.
I only met Cameron Weiss once or twice, but this afternoon I went to his funeral. He died Saturday morning from a heroin overdose.
I wish I could expand on the importance of not doing drugs, or the importance of living life to the fullest, but really, this situation sucks, and I don’t yet have the brain power to get passed that.
To his family, we cannot express how saddened we are by a life lost too soon. To everyone else, I am frustrated that someone else’s child suffers the same fate and that, unfortunately, this won’t be the last heroin overdose. I am frustrated that the drug trafficking industry brings in so much money, so people will continue trying to get new customers addicted. I am frustrated that I can raise my child in the right neighborhood and surrounded by the right people, and maybe that won’t be enough to keep them safe.
Today I realized evil exists in many forms, and one of them is in heroin and addiction in general.
Cameron Weiss would have turned 19 in September.