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Monday, 17 October 2016

Dad tells his 8 year old Son about his Mom's Drug Overdose

Posted by Anup Baral | October 18, 2016 :
A father in Youngstown asked someone to film the moment when he told his 8-year-old son that his mother died of a heroin overdose in what he said was an effort to save other parents struggling with addiction. The video has gone viral with 25 million views in two days. The video is a more than 2 minutes long and it shows the father, Brenden Bickerstaff-Clark, and the 8-year-old's grandmother consoling the young boy. Cleveland19.com decided against embedding the video into this post. If you would like to view it, click here. Bickerstaff-Clark wrote on Facebook when he shared the video:
THIS FOR ANY AND EVERY ADDICT WITH CHILDREN. TODAY I HAD TO TELL MY 8 YEAR OLD SON THAT HIS MOMMY DIED FROM A DRUG OVERDOSE LAST NIGHT. THIS IS THE REALIZATION AND REALITY OF OUR DISEASE. DONT LET THIS DISEASE HAVE TO MAKE SOMEONE TELL YOUR CHILD THAT YOUR DEAD BECAUSE OF DRUGS. THIS WAS ONE OF THE HARDEST THINGS IVE EVER HAD TO DO. MY SON HAS NO MOTHER BECAUSE OF HEROIN... KINDA HARD TO HEAR BUT U CAN HEAR WHAT WE'RE SAYING. PLEASE GET HELP SO OUR CHILDREN DONT HAVE TO SUFFER. THIS WASNT STAGED. THIS WAS REAL. I HAD SOMEONE RECORD THIS SO ADDICTS WITH CHILDREN CAN SEE THE SERIOUSNES OF OUR EPIDEMIC. I AM A RECOVERING ADDICT MYSELF WITH 94 DAYS CLEAN TODAY... PLEASE SHARE N MAYBE HELP SAVE A CHILDS PARENTS LIFE.

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