Tom Parks was faced with the most unimaginable task when he had to write an obituary for his dead 24 year old daughter, Molly, but the father did not pull any punches with what he wrote.
Molly was a heroin addict, and despite rehab stays, could never quite beat her addiction, and Tom made it very clear in what he wrote that while he and his family loved Molly deeply, her addiction was always going to destroy her, and it eventually did, with Molly dying in the bathroom of the pizza restaurant where she worked, with a needle still in her arm after her overdose.
Tom claimed that he wanted to make it clear to other families who were heading down a similar road that they needed to put aside the shame of having a child on drugs and ‘stay on top’ of the situation and do everything they could.
Reading the obituary is eye opening and Molly’s sister also wrote on her Facebook page detailing her thoughts on drugs, and warned:
Young people need to realize that they aren’t invincible.
Please ask yourself this: is this really worth putting my family and friends through this tragedy if I were to pass away, just so that way I can get that one last high.
Every drug abuser/user would probably say yes the gamble is worth it. The families would say it’s not.
All my family and I want to do is save a restless soul by spreading awareness of this raging epidemic that needs to be a controlled somehow in someway.
RIP my memories of you will never die, neither will my love for you.
The words are hard hitting and the family hope that they will strike a chord with addicts and hopefully, save a life.