Molly Alice Parks

  • Born: March 13, 1991
  • Died: April 16, 2015
  • Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

Cremation Society of New Hampshire

243 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH 03104

info@csnh.com
Tel. (800) 493-8001

Tribute & Message From The Family


Loving Daughter, Sister, and Granddaughter

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Molly by adding your memories and photos.

OLD ORCHARD BEACH- Molly Alice Parks, age 24, who most currently resided in Manchester, NH, passed away in Manchester on April 16, 2015 as the result of a heroin overdose.

She was born in York, Maine on March 13, 1991, a daughter of Tom and Patti (Michaud) Parks.

Molly graduated from Old Orchard Beach High School in 2009 and attended one year at SMCC until her addiction took over. Most recently, she was employed as a delivery driver for Portland Pie Co. in Manchester, NH. She enjoyed theater, fashion, reading – especially Harry Potter, and will always be remembered for fearless personality and her trademark red lipstick. Along Molly's journey through life, she made a lot of bad decisions including experimenting with drugs. She fought her addiction to heroin for at least five years and had experienced a near fatal overdose before. Molly's family truly loved her and tried to be as supportive as possible as she struggled with the heroin epidemic that has been so destructive to individuals and families in her age bracket.

She is survived by her parents- Tom Parks and his wife Pat Noble of Saco and Patti Michaud Parks of Berlin, NH; sister- Kasey Parks of OOB; step siblings- Dustin and Delayna Denicourt of Biddeford; maternal grandparents- Rita and Raymond Michaud of Berlin, NH; paternal grandmother- Ruth Parks of OOB; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, and a niece.

If you have any loved one's who are fighting addiction, Molly's family asks that you do everything possible to be supportive, and guide them to rehabilitation before it is too late.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 22, from 4-8 PM at the Old Orchard Beach Funeral Home, 36 Portland Ave., Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064


Services


Condolence & Memory Journal

I still work in addictions because of Molly and the obit her mom wrote in 2015.i am still so sorry for her family's loss.

Posted by Jessica Heller-Allen - Covington, KY   April 19, 2019

It's been 3 years. I still work in addictions. Molly and her blunt obit that changed my career path. I never knew Molly. I had no personal experience with addiction but I knew that the end of her life was the start of something that needed more hands on deck. Thank you, Molly's parents, for been so straightforward. I still get the notification of her anniversary, may knowing what you wrote changed others, bring you peace.

Posted by Jessica Heller - Covington, KY   April 24, 2018

Jessica

Posted by Jessica Allen - Covington, KY   April 24, 2018

I still receive a notification of Molly's passing 3 yrs later. Molly inspired me and I continue to work with addicts because of her despite us never meeting. I am sure you miss the vibrant young theatre lover in your lives that you remembered for her love of lipstick and all things dramatic but the way you wrote her obituary ensured she did not die in vain.

Posted by Jess Heller - Covington, KY   April 16, 2017

So, so sorry. There are a few members of my family with addiction. God help us all, we don't know what to do. I pray that God will comfort you.

Posted by Bobbie Dudash - MOUNT GILEAD, OH   January 17, 2017

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Posted by kathy - Pittsburgh, PA   October 09, 2016

RIP Molly as your pain is over. As for the family, I'm truly sorry for your loss. I as well lost my son at age 27 to the same thing. Memories will always live forever. God bless.

Posted by Mark Cheli - Santa Maria, CA - Friend   July 04, 2016

It sounds like there was a lot to love about Molly. Learning of Molly's death a year ago tmw and reading her direct, blunt,needed obituary changed my career trajectory. I use to work as a social worker with children. Now, I work with people who are homeless and addicted to heroin now. I didn't know Molly but reading about her, it planted a seed. The 16th will be hard for you all but folks working with addicts and families in the trenches do care and worry.

Posted by Jess Heller - Covington, KY   April 15, 2016

One year ago my heart is heavy for your family
Sandra

Posted by Sandra Reynolds    April 15, 2016

Sending positive thoughts your family's way through this difficult time. Thank you for being honest about your daughter's addiction, she was suffering and would be so happy to know her obituary could help end the same suffering for someone else. She was lucky to have a loving, brave family. I am so sorry for your loss, your daughter must have been a very special girl.

Posted by Emily - Boston   March 30, 2016

I lost my 35 yr old son to multi-drug toxicity 20 months ago. The pain is still as raw as the first day. RIP my dear son and Molly.

Posted by Linda Bennett - Houston, TX   December 14, 2015

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Rest in Piece sweet girl.

Posted by Christopher Presnall - West Monroe, LA   December 13, 2015

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"Such a beautiful young woman.......so sorry for your loss.""May God comfort you in this time of incredible loss My prayers will be with you and the family

Posted by Lisa - long island, NY - on line   November 13, 2015

When someone is addicted, you watch them disappear before your eyes."
You watch the I call them the demons of addiction, because that's what it looks like they're overcome by the demons of addiction. In some cases, they simply do not have the physical strength 2 go on.
"I met so many other family's going through this, but I did not realize honestly what an epidemic this has become when I was using.
It's not just with heroin but, also with crystal meth, cocaine. mostly any narcotic both on the street and from a doctor.
My addiction was with crystal Meth for over 13 years.
I stopped using when I was 26 and am now 39.
I grew up running the streets and with the wrong people.
Yes, the only way one will find help is if they want it.
but, also to do that they also have to be able to see & face thier own demons.
"If one can't look in the mirror and recognize what they see when the see it then they can't be helped until they do".
I've lost friends to drugs & even alcohol,
I've lost family to drugs & even alcohol,
& almost lost myself to it.

My prayers will be with this family.
RIP Molly.

Posted by Richard Barragan - CA   November 05, 2015

Molly, you have a brave family.

Posted by Trudy Reed - Huntington Beach, CA   September 06, 2015

I don't know what to say to ease the pain that you are feeling. I was driving home from work and the car in front of me had written in the back window an R.I.P. message with your daughters name. Something moved me to look up her name and I read her obituary...I don't know her but reading about her life and addiction made me feel so moved that I had to write this. I send to all of you who knew Molly strength and healing. Her pain and suffering is over and she is finally free. God bless you all.

Posted by A friend   July 24, 2015

Such a beautiful young woman.......so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Liz    July 10, 2015

God Bless Molly, her family and friends and all the others suffering in this addiction!

Posted by Mary Huchet - North Palm Beach, FL   July 07, 2015

So sorry that it only took a drug, to take something so precious from your lives. None of us are immune. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God give you comfort and peace.

Posted by Noreen Wixon - Gaylord, MI   June 27, 2015

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I am 49 and have never smoked or drank, not even a wine cooler but I am continually saddened by the loss of young lives due to preventable deaths. It is very brave of you to write what you did as I'm sure your heart is truly hurting as you do so. I believe your honesty will help families struggling with the same issues or even other issues they are aware of but may not have sought help for. I hope your daughter and family finds peace.

Posted by Michelle Long - Puyallup, WA   June 25, 2015

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May God comfort you in this time of incredible loss. Our daughter has been a drug addict for over 12 years. She is an educated kind person, the drugs seem to be taking everything. We have learned through trying to help her so many times, there is no help to be had unless she wants it. Blaming ourselves and wondering if we did something wrong, is wrong. It is all up to them to get better. I do not know how losing a child feels, but my heart breaks every day for mine as I feel she is already lost to us. If prayers can help you, you have ours. May God bless her beautiful soul !

Posted by Mary Buck - Elmer - no   June 06, 2015

I am very sorry for your loss. I don't know you personally and I live on the other side of the US but I too have fought addiction for over 20 years. I was one of the lucky ones (at least so far). I appreciate the obituary though, maybe it will be able to help someone else. Thanks and RIP Molly.

Posted by Bob Barbeau - Rancho Cordova, CA - not   June 06, 2015

I'm so sorry for your loss .. My daughter is 22 and has spent 8 years battling heroin addiction . She is treatment today and has spy the last 3 years I'm and out of treatment and Jail .. There had to be another answer to this madness and that is treating these people as people eith a serious medical problem without shaming them ..rest in peace Molly

Posted by Hearher - Mead, WA - Mother of a heroin addict   June 05, 2015

Please draw comfort from Isaiah 35:5,6 God has planned to end death and sickness in the near future. May this hope sustain you through a difficult time.

Posted by TH - AB   May 29, 2015

So sorry for your loss. Bless you all !!!

Posted by A friend   May 28, 2015

I was a Drug Addict.The pain and hoplesness an addict endures is oft times unbearable.I was either blessed or Lucky!
I know Molly is having a great time in Heaven!She is at Peace.I wish the same soon for you.

Posted by A friend   May 27, 2015

I am so sorry for your loss and the hurt you faced with both her addiction and death. I appreciate your honesty and respect for who she was and how she lived through her passions. The fact she died of heroin is a shame but she fought it either way. You have to understand that we all fight it in the best way we can. Sometimes we win, sometimes we lose. I am currently winning but so many others are not and we need to let people know of the hold it takes. Molly is free of it now and she is so happy, I am sure.

Posted by A friend   May 27, 2015

Posted by S. - Beverly, IL   May 27, 2015

I am sorry for your loss. The death of a child is a heartbreak that is particularly difficult to cope with. Find comfort in knowing that your loss has not gone unnoticed by God. He promises to give you the strength needed to endure the days ahead. (Psalm 46:1)

Posted by KM - IL   May 26, 2015

My heartfelt sympathies go out to the family and friends during this difficult time. I hope that the promise found in 1 Thessalonians 4 : 14 can bring comfort. Knowing that there is a future for the ones we have lost in death can be so reassuring.

Posted by A friend   May 23, 2015

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I am so sorry for your loss. God bless you for your candor. I hope the memories of the good times with her will be of some small comfort to you. May she rest in piece....

Posted by CathyB - D/FW area, TX - no relation   May 23, 2015

My heart goes out to the parks family, may God lift your hearts and heal your souls, what you have done is a blessing and may it help someone else, not with just drugs no matter how that person say they out my business still don't give up, God never gives up on us, thank you for your support and stay strong. Praying

Posted by Shirley Martin - Chicago, IL - A caring parent   May 22, 2015

The words are hard to speak to those of us who have lost their child to this drug. I know it has been a long walk already through this and yet it is not over. For this walk you have yet to face, the walk of grieving the loss of your child. Remember to ask God to help you and know that she is finally at peace.

Posted by A friend   May 22, 2015

I am sorry for your loss. It will never make sense the passing of loved ones for an avoidable reason. Know that her suffering is over now. It has just begun for those of us that are left. I hope that we as a society start to treat the pandemic as a health issue rather than a war against our loved ones. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless you all.

Posted by David Snyder - Littlestown, PA - a caring reader   May 21, 2015

I'm so sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter. Thank you being honest , and not sweeping it under the rug.

Posted by Tj King - SC   May 16, 2015

I heard about your daughter's death on NPR. i was and am terribly moved and thank you, Mr Parks, for your honesty, clarity and commitment.
I have had to deal with this issue in my own family, and I know how wrenching and painful it is.
Thank you for honesty in naming this horrible affliction that sweeps humankind. I think you will help more than one family.

Peace, Topey Schwarzenbach

Posted by A friend   May 15, 2015

Candle

may God bless your daughter and family...may she rest in peace and may he give you all strength, now and always.

Posted by Sarah - AZ   May 15, 2015

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Your message has touched my heart and your daughter was a beautiful person....may she rest in peace and she no longer feels pain....god bless you and your family and the memories that you have of her will ease your pain....

Posted by Sandra Arredondo - Houston, TX   May 14, 2015

As soon as I saw this my eyes filled with tears. I have a daughter who has been struggling with her own addiction. I am a parent who got addicted to pain medication given to me by a doctor and when my daughter was just 9 I went away to a great rehabilitation center. I stayed as long as my insurance would allow and then went to a sober house. After 6 months I returned home and changed everything about my life. I homeschooled my three kids and while going through a separation I found out I was pregnant with my 4th child. I was raising four kids on my own. My oldest used to call me when I was in treatment and beg me to come home. She is my only daughter and I think she was not able to be a kid. I talked to my kids about drugs and how it affected me and I taught my kids everything possible. I had no idea when taking those pain killers that they were no different then the heroin on the streets so I never allowed my kids to even have codeine.
My daughter was 15yrs old and heroin was the first drug she tried. I didn't see it coming and here we are now and my daughter will be 22 in July and today she went in for treatment. I know I can never feel the pain that you are feeling and I hope I never have to but I do know how many people's lives are being saved by this post. I know for myself that I have helped many kids and adults get clean. It was so fustrating when I could not help my kid. Your post and the passing of another girl that my daughter left her first rehab with along with my daughter over dosing all helped my daughter to get serious and today I hope and pray will be the beginning of her new life. I will continue to keep your post up with your adorable Molly's picture to help people see that this drug is taking over and it's not discriminating. I pray for you and hope that you feel some kind of peace knowing that your Molly is saving others.

Posted by Lisa Gartner - lanoka Harbor, NJ   May 13, 2015

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May she rip and God bless here family.

Posted by luz - jersey city, NJ - I never met her   May 11, 2015

Your honesty, message and conveyance of urgency has made a difference. After watching my daughter slide into this hole over the last several months you made me realize I am not equipped or capable of providing the support or guidance needed to save her from herself. I am sorry for your loss, but thankful for your candor. After reading your message I got her into a program 5 days ago. Had it not been for reading this I don't think I would have taken the needed action in time. Thank you and peace to your family as you try to heal.

Posted by Thankful Parent    May 10, 2015

I am living your nightmare with my daughter. I am praying for a happier outcome and hope you find some peace.

Posted by - MT   May 10, 2015

Watching the video of your precious Molly, it is plain to see that the joy she felt on this earth came from the laughter and happiness that she brought her friends and family. In every picture you can see her goal was to make others laugh and smile. In March of 2009 I attended the funeral of my best friends sister. She was a beautiful, funny and loving girl. She was 21. She passed away three days after an overdose similar to your Molly's. The sadness you must feel can't be measured. I hope you find some peace in knowing her struggle is over.

Posted by Amy McGann - Port Saint Lucie, FL - No Relation   May 09, 2015

So sorry for your lost:(...
All away from NL Canada
Such a beatiful soul , gone so soon, but not forgotton may god comfort the family and friends of Molly

Posted by Krystal Morgan - Carmanville,NL, WY - Not related ,   May 07, 2015

thanks for sharing molly's story,,this has got me thinking I have to make changes in mylife,,,,,im 38 yrs old with 3 wonderful boys,,,and I am battling addictions myself,,,,this story just shows what will happen if I don't get help,,,,don't want my boys growing up with no mama,,,,mostly struggling with a new drug I tried 4 yrs ago and cant seem to beat it,,,,,but thanks for the inspiration to get help,,,i will get help now,,,,,

shelly,,,,Winnipeg,,canada

Posted by shelly val - winnipeg - no relation   May 05, 2015

Grieving with you... a reference to Molly's death was made by a columnist Roger Chesley in the Virginian-Pilot newspaper. My own alcoholic-addict son died just a month ago. I know what your are going through. So sorry for your loss.

Posted by Donald Freeman - Norfolk, VA   May 05, 2015

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I so sorry for your loss. I loss a family member to heroin almost a year ago, when I am ask how he die. I speak loud and clear, he die from heroin! he fought his battle and lost. If my honest can save just one life that's one life that has been saved. We all need to be honest about how are love ones die when it comes to drugs. I admire you for your honesty and want you to know that your honesty too will help save someone's life, even if we can save just one life... that's one life heroin will not get. God Bless you and you family my thoughts and prays go out to you all.

Posted by May - NH - heard about article   May 05, 2015

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So Sorry. This Tribute is one broken heart cry. Make me cry too. So so sorry!

Posted by Isa Meneses    May 04, 2015

I am so so sorry for your loss. Reading your story and Molly's obituary, as well as a few of the other comments has brought me to tears. I guess it hits close to home for me, being a 20 something girl myself who, thank the Lord, is now a former user. I, like so many others, applause your honesty and dedication to trying to do all you can to get the message out there about Molly's struggles in life and your urge to encourage family members dealing with the same situation to do all they can to get involved with any help they can give to the addicted person they love. I'm sure you know this, but even though i do not know your family, i am positive your family's love and everything you did for her was more than enough. Heroin is an ugly, dirty, disgusting drug and it just takes over lives of anyone who touches it; just about. It took me a long time to get away from it, and i pray that it never sucks me back in, but it is that powerful, i know the possibility is always there. I again just wanted to say i send my deepest condolences and commend your family for being so brave and fearless as to be honest and open to the world about the tragedy your family has been suffering through. God Bless

Posted by M - Somerville, MA   May 04, 2015

We share your sorrow. Our family sends heart felt condolences to all of you.Our daughter passed away in September. She was the same age as Molly and suffered as Molly did here on earth. Our girls are at peace and we find some comfort knowing that our girl is no longer hurting. I can tell you were the best parents you could be for Molly and she was one lucky girl to be raised by you. Be strong - we understand. Kathryn and Doug

Posted by A friend   May 03, 2015

Sending love and prayers for your family.

Posted by Helen doyle - bangor, ME   May 02, 2015

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Prayers from Indiana.

Posted by - IN   May 01, 2015

I admire your courageous honesty. May this help others be brave. My prayers for your healing

Posted by Geralyn Nathe-Evans - Avon, MN - Not   May 01, 2015

I'm so very sorry to hear of your loss. I didn't know Molly, however, a friend of mine who has a daughter struggling with the very same addiction posted your story on her Facebook page. I also have a nephew, with the same issue, who is currently in rehab and doing well. I was also married, for a long time, to a man who struggled with alcohol and drug addiction, so although, I don't fully know what it's like to go through what you are going through, I can sympathize so much with your family and so many others out there who are going through anything similar. Until I recently heard about other people's stories, I had no idea that heroin had become so popular amount the young people of today. It's tragic. I think it's really wonderful that you didn't choose to keep her story private, even though that is what most people want to do, but how can it help other people if it's kept secret? I admire you for what you have done! People need to know that this struggle is very real and it's growing in popularity every day because (from what I've been told) this drug is very inexpensive and easy to get. There are so many other young people out there who are suffering from this very same addiction and have horror stories that are very similar. I admire you for sharing your story and caring enough to be out in the open about it. I want to thank you for sharing! I do believe it will make a difference in someone's life, perhaps several others! May God bless your family during this time of loss. I'm so very sorry about what you've been through. I know that this will make a difference for someone and will open the eyes of others!

Posted by Ellen - Greenville, SC - a stranger   May 01, 2015

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Posted by John Titor - FL   May 01, 2015

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God bless

Posted by Lindsay Murphy - NS   May 01, 2015

Candle

My uncle died of a heroin overdose a few years ago. He was only 19. Very similar case. I know how you feel and I'm so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Destiny Ellis - NIAGARA FALLS, NY - Random person   May 01, 2015

I respect your courage in honestly reporting the details of the death of your beloved Molly A. Parks. As is clear from the many Guestbook posts, your decision has affected many in such positive ways. Having worked most of my career in the field of counseling, I believe that actions such as yours to reduce stigma is so needed for people to reach out for the help they need. We need to redefine what is strength and weakness. In my opinion,there is nothing weak about facing oneself. In fact, I think it is the most difficult thing any person can do. Thank you for your contribution.

Posted by Nancy Dorner - NH - Reader of the Union Leader obit.   April 30, 2015

On May 1, I will be clean and sober for 32 unbroken years. I am one who can legitimately say, "I understand your pain". I also understand Molly's. I wish you the strength and courage required to get through these things.
It is sad butt real that not all of us are able to get past this very real disease of addiction. Those of us who have are here to wish you well and feel for you.
I understand that you love her and hope you remember all the good that really was in her.

Posted by Ron F - Smallcity, WI - Fellow traveller   April 30, 2015

I am so sorry for your lost. I am positive that your candor will reach someone.. and that is the best we can hope for.

Posted by Denise Serridge - NJ   April 30, 2015

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I'm so sorry for your loss and will be praying for your family! I, myself, have fought a lengthy battle with addiction. I'm lucky to be alive right now and I thank God everyday for each breath I take. I won my battle but I have a sister who is losing hers. My thoughts and sincere prayers go out to everyone who has been affected by addiction!!! May God comfort and bless you all!!! In JESUS' most precious name, Amen!!!

Posted by Kim Yeargan - Texarkana, AR - Facebook   April 30, 2015

Tom and family,
You have been through so much and in the midst of it all, you shared openly about your daughter's struggles so that other families and people could learn about what is really claiming so many young lives in this country. I'm forever sorry for all your pain.

Colleen Moriarty, CT

Posted by A friend   April 30, 2015

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We have battlefield addiction with my twin boys since they were 15 years old. They are now 28. They've been in and out of prison since they were 15. These addictions consume the person's whole life and makes decision making virtually impossible. My boys used to be focused on life before being introduced to the drugs. They lost this opportunity for a wonderful career and life because of the introduction to the drugs. I ask every parent that reads this to please keep in mind that even if your children are not experimenting with drugs, keep an eye out for your nieces and nephews. You never know!!! I pray for all the people who are on drugs, alcohol, or have another type of addiction to allow God to give them a safe intervention that is successful. I also pray for all of the families that are victimized by drugs and the addictions to allow God to show you the right way out. May God Bless you and your family. I'm sure that your path and this drug merry got

Posted by Louise Hall - Aberdeen, MS - Prayer Warrior   April 30, 2015

My prayers go out to you and your family. I am a funeral director and see too many families in your situation. I am hoping that your honesty will make others realize that there is not shame in being the caring loved ones of a person with an addiction. May you find peace in your lives.

Posted by wendy legas - brooklyn, CT   April 29, 2015

We must talk about the things nooone wants to deal with!!
You did good Dad!!

Posted by Lisa Derricott - Brookings, OR - No relation   April 29, 2015

Thank you for sharing the story and life of you loved Molly Parker. Hopefully people will share and feel no shame or embarrassment, it happens and is more common then people think. I lost a family member in the same way. It hurts a lot and I hope you all find comfort in the good times you all shared and it looks like you had lots of fun times. Keeping you all in my prayers that you find strength in one another and also be the soft pillow to each other when your pain seems unbearable. Her story will help othwrs learn and from reading other people's comments it has already helped many.
God bless you all

Posted by Sophia Reynolds - pottstown, PA - No relation   April 29, 2015

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Thank you so much for sharing Molly's story. I'm so sorry for your loss, and I am so heartbroken for you and your family. I don't no what I would do if I ever lost a child. I lost a friend last year to an overdose and I to myself have struggled with addiction to pain pills. Its was very hard for me, my kids, and my family!!! I pray for your family and that your healing process is short. It was very hard for me to hold back the tears when I read your story because, my family, children, and myself no what it is your family is going through. God bless, and again I am so sorry for your loss!!!

Posted by Tiffany - Martinsburg, WV   April 29, 2015

Sorry for your loss, I also lost my daughter from a heroine overdose in January. She is finally at peace with her self. I love and miss her extremely and always will. God bless you and your family

Posted by A friend   April 29, 2015

I've been exactly where this young, beautiful woman has been... And I'm still there. Reading this has inspired me to make some changes in my life. Life's too short. I couldn't imagine not existing...

Posted by BF - inside myself, CO - fellow addict   April 29, 2015

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I'm very sorry for your daughter's passing. I too have struggled with heroin addiction, among other things for over 20 years. I am clean and by the grace of god will stay that way! I'm truely saddened by your loss, her pictures told me she was a great spirit. She's well now and with God watching down on you. God Bless Your Family

Posted by Jennifer Sparks - Lake Havasu City, AZ   April 29, 2015

I am thinking of you and, as a parent who also lost a child to a drug overdose, am so sorry for the terrible heartache that I know you must be feeling now. If I could have asked anything in return for the loss of my son, it would have been that no other parent would ever have to suffer such a loss ever again.

Posted by PB - VA   April 29, 2015

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Praying for your family...
No words can ever be enough...just know that Jesus knows your pain, your precious Molly will NEVER feel it again. Trust that the Father that He may have shown mercy not letting her suffer any longer. I applaud your courage, integrity and selflessness in thinking of other families in the hardest time of your life...it speaks to how loved Molly obviously was; what a supportive family she was blessed to be a part of. It is noticed that you cherished your daughter and I pray that the Father will lessen your pain and each time your think of her that it will be with a smile. Be encouraged, I believe you will see her again.

Posted by Robin R Brown - Atlanta, GA - Not related   April 29, 2015

I am so sorry for the loss of your daughter, Molly. Thank you for your honesty and your desire to raise awareness about heroin and drugs in general. You are making the best out of a horrible situation. May your memories comfort you. Bless you.
SP
Wellington, FL

Posted by A friend   April 28, 2015

Candle

May she find the peace in death that she couldn't in life. I'm sorry for you and your families loss. Addiction & depression are hard to understand if you haven't experienced it first hand. Its a change to see someone put it out there because its real and it happens everyday.

Posted by P. Radford - VA - not related   April 28, 2015

I am so sorry for your loss and I know the pain is almost unbearable. I speak from experience I lost my beautiful daughter Nicole to this horrible disease on 9/9/15. She was 27 and struggled so much with this disease, plus her struggle with being bi-polar. The memory of the police coming to my house at 2am is so vivid I cry daily just to have her one more day. She is now with God, but left behind 2 children. All I can hope is that like Molly she is no longer suffering. Prayers to u.

Posted by Gail Yurga - Casco, ME - Mother   April 28, 2015

Candle

My heart breaks for your family's loss. Please know that that your loss has touched our family and we will keep you all in our hearts, thoughts & prayers.

Posted by The Lavoies/Martins - MA   April 28, 2015

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I'm deeply sadden to read about the lost of your loved one. More people need to know about the dangers of drugs and alchohol. I suffered with an addiction to heroin for many years and by the grace of God I have gotten help. The truth is that there are not enough programs available out there. Mr Parks I will keep you and your family in my prayers. I wish that things like this didn't have to happen to good people. But addiction is very powerful, and once it has you in it's evil grip. It is extremly hard to get away from.

Posted by Rev. Angel. S - Lynn, MA   April 28, 2015

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I am soooo very sorry for the loss of your beloved daughter, Molly. No one knows the heartache and pain you each feel at this time......unless they, too, have lost a child or family member to addiction, or in some way understanding through watching addictions within a family. Total Heartbreak and destructive devastation for all concerned. Please know we are praying for you and your precious daughter. We believe God holds her in His arms and will give grace to you as you grieve your loss.........know also you may have helped another just by your open and honest telling about your Molly. Peace be with you in your sorrow and time of mourning until you see her again.
~~nac Kingwood, Texas, no relation except the human connection 4/28/15

Posted by nac - Kingwoos, TX - No relation, just human being   April 28, 2015

I am so moved by your families brave fight for your daughters life, our family struggles as well. May god recieve your Angel in his arms, and comfor you through your great loss.

Posted by marcee glass - seattle, WA   April 28, 2015

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My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family in this very difficult time. I too have a 28 year old daughter struggling with addiction and it is a very difficult and heartbreaking experience. My heart truly breaks for you and those going through the struggle.may she rest in peace and God Bless.

Posted by denise hinsch - Lima, OH - never met   April 28, 2015

I am so sorry for your loss, I, too, lost my 25year old daughter to heroin 7 months ago.

Posted by - Goffstown, NH   April 28, 2015

My heart breaks for your loss. I can't imagine the pain you are going through right now. I commend you for being brutally honest. Addiction, regardless of what it is, ruins lives and those of us watching have to stop being afraid to stand up and fight. I will pray for your family during this time. May you find peace in God's presence in your lives now and forever. Teresa

Posted by Teresa Dube - Ottawa , Ont. Canada   April 28, 2015

I am very sorry to read of your loss and applaud your courage to tell the story of the problems your family and Molly encountered. I am a recovering addict/alcoholic with 30 years of sobriety.
May God give you strength and peace to help you with your loss. Some day you will meet Molly again and she will be without pain. Until that day, may God bless You and your family.

Posted by Gene & Jeri S - Battle Ground, WA   April 28, 2015

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I offer my sincerest condolences to Molly's family, and friends. Although I did not know her, her story is too familiar. I myself, a 25 year old girl with my own vices and battles. I know, personally, how easy it is to become so wrapped up in yourself, becoming a slave to your own needs and desires neglecting the importance of your own well being. The answers are obvious, lovingly handed to you by your family and friends. The difficulty with having the 'solutions' is, you're solving for x. They way she is spoken of, shows the wonderful person she was. Addiction isn't reserved for a class, gender, race, age, etc. Molly, I understand. I hope you're finally at peace, and at peace with yourself. Rest well, and know you've touched many lives.

Posted by Linda - NJ   April 28, 2015


Your loss is greatly felt. With my condolences I hope to give you also light. I see many around me in the struggle of addictions. I try and try to help but started feeling like it was hopeless. Like I am only hurting myself ny wat hing them go through it. Your sharing of Molly's pain has shown me how much I would regret cutting them out of my life.I would hate myself for leaving them without someone to turn to. Now I see that I am the only person they turn to, the only one who is sober. And they need me to be that for them. Because everyone else helps them hurt themselves. I won't give up. Molly's light will shine far.

Posted by Marie - Denver, CO - Concerned for loved ones   April 28, 2015

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I know exactly what Molly went through.....and I am still going through it. People just don't understand. They say just quit. It's not that easy. Molly, sweetie rest with the angel and cuddle in God's arm's. You will never go through the pain of withdrawal or the guilt of feeling like you Let friends and family down. Rest in cherished peace. Gina

Posted by Gina McCoy - Chattanooga Tennesse - regrettably not   April 28, 2015

I am so sorry and heart broken for your loss. My son is 24 and fighting his addiction for four years. He also had an od last July. He is still fighting the drug. I pray everyday this fight will end in a great way for him. I pray for everyone of our children.. I pray for you.

Posted by angie Kline - madison, OH - fb   April 28, 2015

I'm so sorry for your loss I'm 24 and I'm addicted to cocaine I been trying to stop for a long. But u opened my eyes i dont have anyone i can talk to but im gonna help myself thanks so much for helping me. And i send my condolences

Posted by tina Smith - bogalusa, LA - not related   April 28, 2015

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So sorry for your loss.

Posted by Gina Ziolkowski - pittsburgh, PA   April 28, 2015

I am so sorry for the loss of your daughter. My grief is fresh as well. Two days before your daughter died of a heroin overdose my 24 year old nephew died from a heroin overdose on April 14, 2014. It is so tragic and I fear as well that a whole generation will be lost at this rate. Thank you for your honesty in your obituary. Maybe it will get some young people in the community who knew Molly talking and getting themselves into treatment.

Posted by K R - Tacoma, WA   April 28, 2015

I have been struggling with addiction for about seven years to heroin God bless your family I know the pain your daughter was in to be addicted to such an evil drug may she rip

Posted by te - Brawley, CA - not related   April 28, 2015

May God give you comfort as you grieve the loss of your beloved daughter.

Posted by Maureen Tierney - Vero Beach, FL   April 28, 2015

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I'm sorry for your loss, My 40 yr old daughter just died on Feb 18, due to heroine overdose. It unimaginable for a parent to get that call. I hope you can find closure in the good memories. I remember her as a child, Jennifer struggled for 20 years and so did her family. May our daughters rest in peace, they are in a better place.

Posted by Sarah Ritchie - Mohrsville, PA   April 28, 2015

Such a beautiful girl. The admiration for the family to tell the story of addiction is so awesome! May your hearts and souls rest knowing that she is free now and with God.

Posted by Lisa Riley - winder, GA   April 28, 2015

Thank you for sharing. May God hold you close in His arms.

Posted by caldeen benedict - nauvoo, IL   April 28, 2015

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Posted by Toni Williams - Nevada, IA   April 28, 2015

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I did not know your daughter but my thoughts and prayers are with you it is hard to lose a loved one especially to something like that I have never personally experienced a loss like that but I am a recovering addict and its only by the grace of God my children have not had to experience this kind of loss

Posted by diane edney - central point, OR - I am not   April 28, 2015

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I send prayers of peace and comfort to your family. I've had loved ones suffer and die from addiction and I feel your pain. God bless you. .....

Posted by vicki randolph - Scott Depot, WV - no relation   April 28, 2015

I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you. I have addicts in my family so I understand some of the pain and suffering you have endured. Thank you for your courage in speaking out to help others during your own time of loss. My prayers are with you. God bless you.

Posted by Virginia Sanders - Port Orange, FL   April 28, 2015

So sorry about your loss... Molly sounds like she was a great young woman, and it pains me to know that the world has lost such a wonderful person. You sound like you are very strong parents, I hope you might find resolution and peace. -James, Bangkok Thailand

Posted by James R - Bangkok - no relation   April 28, 2015

I'm so sorry for your loss. My family also lost someone to heroin. It leaves such a heartache. Thank you for speaking out. I can't even begin to read all the entries in Molly's guestbook. From across the country and out of the country. Drug addiction is a curse.

Posted by E - NH   April 28, 2015

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I'm so sorry for the hurt and pain you are all going through now. Try to remember we all just passing through here and you will see your dear Molly again. You're very brave & courageous to speak out to others during your hardest time. God is very proud of you for this. It will speak volumes to others to not only to stand by their family members-to not ever give up on them, but to also be strong and speak out the truth let others know they are not alone, as you have lead by example.

Posted by Nancy - Nashville, TN   April 28, 2015

Thank you so much for not being ashamed of your beautiful daughter's struggle with addiction. My brother died from a drug overdose and I was so angry at everyone who wanted to hide the truth, not talk about it or made the addiction bigger than who he was as a person. Addiction is not shameful. I'm so sorry for your loss and am so thankful for your heart.

Posted by Ruve - Calgary, AB, Canada - Not related   April 28, 2015

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I can't say that I know what you are going through, however her struggle is over and yours is just beginning. You will think you hear her voice or see someone that looks like her from a distance, believe that she is watching over you and that was a signal to let you know that she will be with you always. She is with our maker and we might not want to believe it but her work here on earth was done. She has gone home and is rapped in God's arms where she will always be safe and in no pain. Molly loved each and everyone of you and she appreciated everything you did. Think of happy times you spent with her and refuse to let the negative thoughts make you sad believe it or not one day the negatives will go away. Blessings and Peace

Posted by Lois Shanklin - Chicago, IL - no relation   April 28, 2015

My condolences to your family, making people aware of this horrible addiction was such an awesome selfless thing to you. Asking others to not give up on loved one's Is so important.. My father was a herion addict for close to 50 years, when his MoM passed away he got himself clean and sober, and went so far as to become a drug counselor, in his old stomping ground community. He did this for the last almost 11yrs of his life. My dad died at the young age of 66 of hep c. From all the damage the addiction caused him. He died a proud man All his family were emensly proud of him. He helped so many addicts both young and old, My father was so good at his job that there wasnt enough room for all the mourner's. And though it hurt him that his mom was not around to see the amazing transformation, I know She watched proudly from heaven. God bless your family, and I'm sure your love for your daughter will wake up a lot of people. It's important an addict knows they're loved unconditionally. Thank you Mr. Parks.... Roberta Arraiga

Posted by Roberta Arraiga - Lake Elsinore,, CA - Im not, just tead the story   April 28, 2015

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Rest in peace Molly you are an Angel now watch over all your loved ones and protect them from the evil that took you from this world..... Im very sorry for your loss

Posted by Nicole - oroville, CA - stranger   April 28, 2015

RIP Molly. As a recovered addict, I know and understand the battles you faced and the demons that haunted you. For those who are still suffering, please get help! This is a battle that can be won! My heart goes out to your family. May they have the strength and courage to get through this tragedy. God bless

Posted by PJD - NY   April 28, 2015

I didnt know Molly or her family but am so very sorry for your loss. I pray you find comfort and may Molly now be able to rest in peace. My sincere condolences.

Posted by Connie Greensage - Marlin, TX - none   April 28, 2015

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I hope and pray that the find an answer to addiction. That is all I have ever seen from my family, opiates, pain pills, begins so innocently and always ends tragically. I pray for us all. I'm so sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing. She is a lovely girl, God wanted her more.

Posted by Roxana Jambard - Knoxville, TN - our story's are   April 28, 2015

i know how it feels to be an addict because i am one, and i also know how it feels to lose loved ones from drugs. at 21 years old i have already lost five great friends from herion. one just as recently as this georgous girl!! you think all this would be enough to make me stop..but i cant. people ask me why...but i cant even explain it myself. to molly parks & her beloved family i pray for you during these times. and thank you for this! people need not be ashamed...for this is killing off our generation.

Posted by sheena brimhall - price, UT - etc   April 28, 2015

Posted by Arlene Poole - CT   April 28, 2015

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Since tomorrow never came for Molly & Paula(my babysister ) My heart knows they knew how much we loved them..

Posted by Allie R. - Galveston, TX   April 27, 2015

I feel the pain and love of you and yours as if it was yesterday that my babysister passed away 12-9-14.. .Paula was told 2 yrs before to stop drinking or die...No words can ever be spoken that will comfort the ones that wonder if they tried hard enough to get thru to a sister..daughter...loved ones.. all I guess can be said... is we're not alone in our total helplessness that we feel . God Bless You and yours for sharing such brutal honesty that many can't. .♡

Posted by Allie R - Galveston, TX   April 27, 2015

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Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family! Thank you for telling Molly's story! It touched our hearts and lives! We hope it will be a tribute to Molly, by saving many lives! Thank you for being so honest, at a time, when your heart is breaking! God Bless You!

Posted by B.Crawford - Memphis, MO   April 27, 2015

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May you find peace Molly and may your family find the strength to find peace as well without you. For Molly's family please find comfort in knowing your daughter will forever be a young beautiful angel.

Posted by Pamela Azore - Queens, NY - concerned parent of a 23 year ol   April 27, 2015

Sorry for your loss, I've experienced the same kind of struggles your daughter has albeit a different mistake being put into my body. Addiction is hard, it's even harder for those addicted to see past the here and now and let the reality of a situation sink in that they are gambling with more lives than just their own. It saddens me this young woman lost her fight, but don't judge her failures, remember her when she was able to succeed and know she never meant to hurt her family. I will pray for you and her.

Posted by Jay - Garfield, NJ - Etc   April 27, 2015

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May she be at peace, and I hope her family can find there peace. Remember she will always be a young beautiful loved angel.

Posted by Pamela Azore - Queens, NY - concerned parent   April 27, 2015

Good bless you and yours...

Posted by Rachel Pritchard - Talking Rock, Ga, GA   April 27, 2015

I did not know Molly but I have a niece who od'd in her car from bad dope in a parking lot minutes from where she picked her heroine up. She was 19. My son who is in jail and sadly I only sleep when he is. He is spending his longest time this time and will try again to be clean. I know he would have died at the same time my niece did if he wasn't incarcerated. I pray for you and your loss. As I pray for my son and Gina, my niece. Thank you for bringing this to light. It was a courageous thing to do. Necessary too.

Posted by Debbie DeMaio - NY - through the struggle of addictio   April 27, 2015

May your beautiful daughter's spirit live on and her light and your bravery be that which can inspire and save the others of others. God bless you all! Thank you for sharing your story.

Posted by Janae Jean - Austin, TX - Internet   April 27, 2015

I'm so sorry for your loss. We also lost our son to a heroin overdose 2 years ago.

Posted by Sandy - OH   April 27, 2015

May God watch over you during this hard and confusing time. I lost my son to a heroin overdose this past December. I still feel in limbo and have difficulties believing it really happened. Talking with others in the same situation has helped.

Posted by Jim - Fawn Grove, PA   April 27, 2015

To Molly's family and friends - while I did not know Molly and I do not know you personally, I do however know all too well how devastating the loss you have suffered is, and how tragic the battle against addiction is - especially heroin. I commend you and thank you for such an honest obituary that will certainly help someone somewhere, if not many. You took a very brave step in opening up to what has turned our to be the world and I truly believe that good will come out of it. May Molly rest in peace and may her family and friends find peace in knowing that her struggle is over and she is in a better place.

Posted by Denise Consolo - Boston, MA   April 27, 2015

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Sending many prayers and healing thoughts to all who knew Molly. May her spirit live on, and may the awareness that her story has inspired save and heal many lives. <3>

Posted by Paula - Prairieville, LA - Someone Touched By Her Story   April 27, 2015

Sorry for your loss. I know no words can heal the pain. I hope one day you will be able to cope better with the loss and always smile at the memories of her. Thank you for posting this heartfelt message to bring light to a scary epidemic facing young people today.

Posted by Linda - NY   April 27, 2015

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I am very sorry for your loss! I can only imagine what the pain you are going through right now! No parent should ever have to know the pain of loosing their child! God bless you and your family. Thank you for sharing. Rest in peace Molly!

Posted by Karrie Aviles - Phoenix, AZ - No Relation. Internet   April 27, 2015

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God bless you n your family for sharing this message.. I to have a daughter who is really trying to stop but I believe it is going to win as it has in the past.. I wish more people should be aware of the high toll that herion takes.. I try to stand by her n hope for the best.. No mother wants to burry their child.. Not me anyways.. So to let you know you touched a heart in the USA.. Cumberland,Maryland 21502 n have been heard...

Posted by Debra Bible - Cumberland, MD - A Friend who Read   April 27, 2015

My heartfelt sympathy to you Tom and Molly's friends and family. Thank you for sharing, we are burying too many due to this epidemic. Perhaps making it personal will hit home for folks. We need the village to care for the villagers. God bless you all, Eileen Marie, Uxbridge, MA

Posted by A friend   April 27, 2015

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Thank You for your heartfelt honesty. I am am addict and have taken your horrible tragedy to heart. I am going to try and save my life. FI eat support meeting tonight. I am heartbroken for your loss. Your story has moved me and motivated me to ask for help.

Posted by Loretta R - Macomb, MI - friend   April 27, 2015

I am very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to any parent who loses a child to addiction. Your honesty is very beautiful and if it helps someone else, God Bless you. May your daughter finally find freedom and may she rest in peace.

Posted by Pam laynor - hinesville, GA   April 27, 2015

I'm so sorry for the loss of such a precious and much loved young girl. I appreciate you sharing her life with the world. I too knew your pain through the terrible times of a child trapped by this monster of addiction. But because of stories like this , constant prayer and what seemed like a miracle, my son broke free. Every day is a challenge to continue to conquer this. I believe nothing could be worse than the loss of a child. However, you could hang on to the promise of seeing her again. The promise in the Lord's prayer his kingdom will come. She now will have an opportunity to live in a world free of the problems we are confronted with today. John 5: 28, 29.
Ginny Burns

Posted by Ginny Burns - columbus, OH - by her story   April 27, 2015

I didn't know Molly , but this tribute touched my heart. I have a daughter also. She's my life and can't imagine how you are doing. May the Lord bless your family. Be brave and strong. I'm a nurse and only wish the best for people. Love unconditionally.

Posted by Tanya Byrd - LATROBE, PA - Through God   April 27, 2015

I appreciate Molly's obituary - it gives pause for thought to those who are dealing with addiction within their family. Thank you for being open when so many others would have swept it under the rug.

Posted by Ed Everhart - Shelby, NC   April 27, 2015

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I am sorry for your loss. Thank you for your candor. If it helps anyone, you and Molly will be lifesavers.

Posted by Ellen Little - Charlotte, NC - Stranger   April 27, 2015

Bless you for being there for Molly. Addiction is a horrible disease. I have tears in my eyes for Molly, the family, and those suffering from addiction. May your actions save lives.

Posted by Nicole Sharp - Miramar Beach, FL - facebook reader   April 27, 2015

Im soo sorry for ur lost. my son was also on herion he finally beat it thank gosh, he was on it for 2 yrs. then my daughter got on it so I went thur it twice she is good also, but it started off as pain pills then herion because to my understanding herion is cheaper then pain killers.

Posted by shelly porter - DE   April 27, 2015

This is so touching and hits so close to home for so many. I lost a sibling because of drugs and my life was forever changed, as are all of yours. May peace be with you as you grieve the loss of this beautiful young woman.

Posted by Jami Mathias - Canal Winchester, OH   April 27, 2015

I couldn't not imagine what your family must be going through,I pray for your family and I hope molly story helps others family's dealing with this drug,Thank your for sharing molly story ❤ I also have a family member trying to get off this same drug ,,May god be with your family

Posted by cristin Gonzalez - Springfield, OH   April 27, 2015

So sorry for your loss. Thank you so much for posting the truth, I think more young people need to see this.

Posted by Shari Murray - Tucson, AZ   April 27, 2015

I'm very sorry for your loss. As an addict in recovery I understand the struggle. I'm happy to hear that you were supportive of your daughter, but the sad truth is that the only person to change an addict is the addict. My husband passed away from an overdose and even that didn't stop me for years. I wish drugs just simply werent available.

Posted by A friend   April 27, 2015

Thank you for your bravery and honesty. There but for the grace of God.. May Molly find the peace she could not achieve on earth. May her family find a way to move forward ...

Posted by A friend   April 27, 2015

Thank you for your heart sorrowed words about your beloved daughter!We have first hand experience in this present day plague,and there has got to be help!I believe being honest about it is critical.I pray God comfort you and your family,and due to your pain and honesty,others be made aware, and help be forthcoming,Amen words seem so inadequate at this time,sorrowing with you...

Posted by A friend   April 27, 2015

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Sorry for your loss. I came across this story on Distractify and I know what it is like to lose your loved one. I commend you for taking a bold step and try to help end addiction to drugs. Keep striving hard and speak out to be heard. She has made you stronger. God bless your family.

Posted by James Powell - San Antonio, TX   April 27, 2015

Congratulations on your honesty. May your pain save someone else the horrible grief your poor family is going through! Your sacrifice is beautiful and i am so sorry that you had to endure such a loss

Posted by Carole Marano - East Meadow, NY - someone who has lost a loved one   April 27, 2015

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God bless Molly, you, your family and friends! May Molly rest in peace! You're a truly brave family for putting your message out there for the world to see. I hope and pray that your message helps many people!

Posted by Dawn Martin Huston - IN   April 27, 2015

I am very sorry for your loss, Molly was a beautiful woman, who, like many get caught up in addiction. Thank you for your honesty, for pointing the finger at the disease that killed her. It is a bold reminder to me, an addict in recovery, of how fine the line between life & death truly is.

Posted by Tobbie Krantz - Manchester, NH   April 27, 2015

My prayers go out to you and your family. Thank you for your honesty at a time when many would try to hide. Addiction is a terrible habit to break!

Posted by Heather - AB   April 27, 2015

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Posted by carrie - ON   April 27, 2015

I am experiencing the very same thing as we prepare for my daughter's services. She leaves behind 3 sons. Sara had the same struggle as your Molly. I so admire your strength and honesty. Our daughters are beautiful angels free and no more struggles. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to your family.

Posted by Rita Gunning - Grove City, OH   April 27, 2015

How selfless of your family to use your horrific loss to try to save a life. It's very commendable. Praying you and your family find peace and love during this sad time in your lives. God bless.

Posted by Tonya Dotson - Columbus, OH   April 27, 2015

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So Sorry for your loss. I to lost my daughter last year. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Christine Hedding - Brockton, MA   April 27, 2015

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Prayers to you and your family!!

Posted by Libby Bennett - las Cruces, NM   April 27, 2015

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I am so sorry for your loss, I wish your family best along with those battling their addictions.

Posted by Jess L. Synn - Springfield, IL - Internet   April 27, 2015

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To the Parks Family, I'm truly sorry for your tragic lost. Molly, looks like such a beautiful person. May she rest in peace now that the demons of addiction can no longer try her. ~SMC~ Utah

Posted by Susan Cissoko - Provo, UT - Internet   April 27, 2015

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My heart goes out to the family.May all of you find peace and serenity.I will send prayers for you and your beautiful daughter.The disease of addiction doesn't discriminate.It is cunning and evil.Once it takes over your life.It wants to hurt not just the addict also their loved ones.If I could take back what has happened to you and her,I would.I relate to the addiction part I have a family member that has the disease of addiction.May God Bless you.

Posted by sue drybread - old bridge, NJ - Read about it on facebook.   April 27, 2015

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I am so sorry for your loss and I send my deepest sympathies. I pray you and your family find peace during this very difficult time, knowing the amount of unconditional love you gave your daughter, Molly. I lost my mother in Oct 2013 to heart and renal complications due to long term severe drug abuse. Your strength to shine light on such a very serious and relevant issue, will hopefully bring more awareness and offer hope and help to others who have close ones facing similar battles.

Posted by GH    April 27, 2015

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Bless you for being honest. Most families don't want to speak about the elephant in their lives. I have one struggling and I will never give up! It's going on 12 years of struggle. The path is finally looking brighter. I will never take for granted every day I have my sons in my life. Now he has his own son and is fighting a good fight. I have faith in him but no faith in heroin.
My heart breaks for you. I can't imagine the pain of losing a precious child. Thank you for doing what I would do if it ever came to that. I have prepared myself but that really doesn't make it easier. It IS VERY HARD! The hardest thing a parent can go through. I will never give up, never. God bless you and your family. Namaste

Posted by Susan VanDe - Escondido, CA - in common parent   April 27, 2015

There are no words to express the tragedy of losing your child. Very sorry for your loss.

Posted by Z. Ula - WA - no relation--internet   April 27, 2015

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My heart goes out to your family for the loss of Molly. I can't understand drug addiction, or what draws young people to it, but I recognize that it is a true epidemic. How heartbreaking that your family did all it could for Molly & she still could not tear herself away from using drugs. I pray for your comfort in all theses messages of sympathy.

Posted by Gaye Eppley - Bloomsburg, PA   April 27, 2015

Dear Mr. Tom Parks & Mrs. Patti Michaud Parks (Singularly And Jointly)
Having never buried a child myself, I cannot begin to fathom the depths of pain you two are suffering right now!
Many families are unable to take the Incredibly BRAVE Step you (and my family, decades ago) did, by bringing Molly out of the shadows and in to the "Light" where she belongs.
But, having dealt w/ the stigma of mental illness (schizophrenia) for 34yrs, I understand the parents' "natural" urge to protect our loved one from the "stigma" attached to their addiction or illness. Your Loving obituary not only shows the depth of your love for Molly, and a young life lost too soon, but is a warning to ALL Family members & friends To Never Give Up On Them! When someone dies of cancer, their entire life is not rolled up into a tidy little ball, and in a low tone, we say, "Oh, Bill died - he WAS Cancer". Anymore than Molly's should have ignored a PART of her life that killed her, or her life's ball shd have read, "Addict". JESUS said, "Allow all the children to come unto me..." I, & many Theologians hold the sincere belief that when your brain doesn't function properly, you Are as a child again. So, Molly is at peace in Heaven, this very day. I hope you Truly know GOD, But, if not, this is the time to just reach out for His Comfort to get thru each second ahead of you. GOD BLESS YOU BOTH!

Posted by FactGal Walker - Hoover, AL - n/a   April 27, 2015

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I just want to thank you sharing, I as well lost a loved one to an overdose...Just know you and your family are very brave, passionate to be there for her you are very blessed to bring her memory alive..To help me understand..Thank You Stephanie Miranda, Phoenix Arizona. April 27 2015

Posted by Stephanie Miranda - Phoenix, AZ - no relation   April 27, 2015

I'm so sorry for you loss. May she rest in peace. Thank you for your openness. I pray you touch many lives by telling her story.

Posted by Marcella Lawrence - San Diego, CA   April 27, 2015

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I pray that Molly is now at peace although she suffered the ultimate sacrifice to get it. I know very well the unbearable pain of burying your child, i lost my 5 yr old daughter to a drunk driver and i live every day with the fear i am going to lose my daughter Brittney to a pill or heroine overdose. I do not believe I could physically live through burying another child. The scares one your soul never heal or the holes in your heart never clothes. Mollys dad was a brave man to write such an honest obituary, to some it may seem mean but in my eyes it added meaning to her short life and there is no shame when a person fights such a battle as she did. I will pray that god eases her familys pain as much as possible and fills their hearts and minds with beautiful memories of their beautiful daughter. May gods mightiest angels carry her home to Heaven. ♡♡♡

Posted by kitti london - Louisville, KY - another concerned parent of an a   April 27, 2015

My sincerest condolences on your loss. May you continue to be an inspiration to others as you have to me! I am a mother who has a son struggling with addiction. It is a cunning and powerful disease which affects the whole family. It has cut short the lives of so many sweet, sensitive, and caring people. Thank you for having the strength and courage to share this.

Posted by T. Moses - NY, NY - Not related   April 27, 2015

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So very sorry for the loss of Molly. Addiction is real & so many young people are leaving us way too soon due to over doses. My heart breaks for you and your family. RIP MOLLY

Posted by Vicki Pastine Shreve - Mill Creek, WV   April 27, 2015

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R I P Molly ...May God Bless You!!

Posted by Porsha Allen - Indianapolis, IN   April 27, 2015

I never knew you, or knew about your fight .. I know however some things about fights. May you rest in peace, see you one day ..

Posted by Sherine Yousery - Egypt - not related   April 27, 2015

Rest in peace Molly, my thoughts are with your family.

Posted by Krista Lopez - Temple City, CA   April 27, 2015

What a tragic story that I know too well, God bless you and my your daughter be at peace with my son.

Posted by neil meiner - Mt Laurel, NJ   April 27, 2015

Very sad,I too,have made many mistakes.
None as costly.
Rest in Peace.

Posted by Tom Flannery - Grand Prairie, TX - internet   April 26, 2015

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I don't know you but I know the pain that you were in I know how hard it is to function as an addict you're beautiful person from watching your obituaryI got the distinct impression that the light went out when you left I hope there was no pain for you and you're in a better place my heart and my thoughts are with your family and your friends who obviously love you very much I think that the way your dad wrote your obituary was beautiful and very Honest. My heart and thoughts are with your family and friends. as a recovering addict I'm writing this to you because reading this honestly makes me realize how short our lives really are and we don't always realize when we're going to go. Peace and Love to you and yours. Maybe now people will open up there eyes. Someday we will meet. But you are in a much better place. PEACE AND LOVE

Posted by Melissa-Marie George - Monroe, WA - not related. Being supportive.   April 26, 2015

My heart breaks for your family. Thoughts and prayers are with you. I hope that Molly's obituary helps someone. You are a strong family for sharing.

Posted by Becky Trumpus - Hebron, IN   April 26, 2015

So sorry for your loss, you are in my thoughts and prayers

Posted by Ozell Borden - Not related, lives in Canada   April 26, 2015

It's NOT your fault, addiction is psychological, so it's NOT her fault either. Cherish the good memories. -Kristy Alice

Posted by Kristy Alice - Palm Bay, FL   April 26, 2015

Candle

I'm so sorry for your loss. My best friend died from an overdose also. May God be with you.

Posted by janice collins - Orange park, FL   April 26, 2015

Candle

What's important is that you were there for her as much as you could be. Always remember that everything happens for a reason, everything. The good and the bad. Your baby girl that once struggled in her own skin is now at peace. The last thing she'd want is to look over her family and see hurt, because she is no longer in paon. She wants to see happiness within her loved ones.

Posted by Rian Haynsworth - Ponchatoula, LA - recovered   April 26, 2015

I never met Molly and I will probably never meet any of you, but I want to thank you for the honesty and bravery of this obituary. I know the pain of not being able to save someone, and my heart goes out to everyone Molly left behind. My sister is Molly's age and has struggled with heroin addiction for many years but she is thankfully in recovery now and a year sober. In September 2014 we lost her fiance to a heroin overdose. He was one of my best friends. His family chose not to reveal the cause of his death, and I understand their decision, but I know it could have been so powerful to use his death as a catalyst for discussion of this disease that takes too many of our loved ones. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for your kind words, and I hope you find peace. Much love to you all.

Posted by Jamie - CA   April 26, 2015

So sorry for your loss. How very brave your family must be. Thank you for sharing your story. Being the mother of 2 girls one who had a time with drugs I am grateful everyday we got through it. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Posted by A friend   April 26, 2015

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Praying for you and your family. So sorry for your loss. Thank you so much for sharing, and for your honesty. I have lost many friends to addiction.

Posted by Katie - NYC, NY - not related   April 26, 2015

My heart is broken for your family. To say that this is a tragic loss is an understatement. I'm praying for you and yours. Thank you for beining so frank and sharing this with us. Hopefully it will shake someone in such a way that they will get help before it's to late. I was surely heading towards and was very close to the same end. I gave my heart and life to Jesus Christ thirty some years ago and He came to my rescue. If anyone has found that they are on the same path call on the Lord God and He will change the direction of your life. I am not talking about or even suggesting religion. A relationship with God through His Son Christ Jesus.

Posted by Earl Ellis - Locust Grove, OK   April 26, 2015

Anyone struggling with heroin, please find a doctor who can prescribe subtext, it saved both myself an my husband.. we did h for 7 yrs. Best thing I've ever choose to so was stop. But u have to want to quit. And when ppl are down on u constantly, it makes it hard.... show them a reason to live, that they are loved, an find them/ take them to the doctor, then straight to detox, an give them the subtext. They can quit.

Posted by l MYERS - Urbana, OH   April 26, 2015

I am a friend of Molly's. We weren't great friends or anything. Just friends from collage. That was before her addiction took over. I was a freshman and I took diet pills sometimes, but nothing to extravagant. I thought of myself as a rebel. An outcast. The second I met Molly I knew we would be friends. She was kind, selfless, and special in her own good way. When I found out she was on drugs, I was in a fury. I walked away the second I found out and even though she texted me 28 times, but I ignored it. Then we suddenly stopped speaking to one another. Time went by and we both got different friends. I grew more innocent. I stopped taking diet pills and I dyed my hair ombre. Then I heard she had a drug overdose. I saw her in the hospital, apologized. I thought she was going to die. But she didn't. We became friends again. Everything was normal. Then she had her second drug overdose. I thought she was going to live but she didn't. Now I'm all alone. I send sympathy to others like Molly. -Kylie

Posted by Kylie Miller - friend   April 26, 2015

R.I.P MOLLY.

Posted by Kristin Scharf    April 26, 2015

so sorry your daughter lost the battle with addiction,
you have shown amazing bravery . I hope your honest words travel the globe and young people everywhere take pause before they enter a life of drugs and addiction.

Posted by judy constantine - st johns, NL   April 26, 2015

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I pray everyday for those who are on drugs. That can't stop. Molly's life was very important and was a treasure to all who knew her and loved her. Personally, I know a couple of people who almost died from overdoses and I hope that all other people who are on drugs at this moment, know that they are cared for and for those who died, that their souls will be remembered. Rest in peace Molly.

Posted by Anna Bookstaber - MN - Friend   April 26, 2015

My thoughts are with your family. It is truly an epidemic that has taken too many lives. May her spirit live on.

Posted by Jake Tibbetts - Cape Cod, MA - Stranger   April 26, 2015

So sorry for your loss. My 29 year old daughter has been addicted to prescription pills for way over a decade. Our family has tried everything and nothing has helped. This truly is an epidemic not only for their generation but for all ages. I fear the phone call that you got. The ripple effect of drug abuse ruins many lives I wish there were something i could do for your family. Praying ry

Posted by A friend   April 26, 2015

I truly understand the pain that you're all enduring. My older cousin is 28 with 4 small children and is currently in rehab for his herion addiction. It is the hardest thing a family will ever have to deal with. I am so very sorry for your loss and hope that others will hear Molly's story and do more to help the ones they love that are struggling with addiction. Best wishes to your family.

Posted by Lucy Barnes - Canton, OH - Friend   April 26, 2015

I am so sorry for your loss. I am a mother of a 23 year old addict and dread the idea of writing my sons obituary although it seems nearly inevitable . Rest in peace Molly.

Posted by liz Grieco - elmira, NY   April 26, 2015

I am so sorry for your loss. This truly is a great epidemic that is taking this generation by storm and leaving many causalities. Over the last few years, my daughters, who are trying to recover from their addiction to heroin, have lost too many friends and loved ones to this disease.

The only solution we found that seems to work is having a relationship with God, walking with Him daily, and the support of a solid 12 step program.

Thanks for being real rather than vague and shedding light so others can understand how ramped and escalating and tragic the world of drug addiction is.

Praying peace and comfort for your family during this difficult time.

A Georgia Mom

Posted by A friend   April 26, 2015

I recently lost my son in law to an overdose. He was too young to die. I miss him, his son misses him, his family misses him. I am so sorry for your loss as well. It does get better as time passes but you never truly "get over it". Much love to you and your family!

Posted by Alyson Bolen - Clearwater, FL - not related   April 26, 2015

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Molly is no longer addicted as she passed through the vail she was set free from drugs for the rest of eternity. .. praying for the Parks family and thankful they came forward to speak about this epidemic gripping many families today.

Posted by - WA   April 26, 2015

What a beautiful woman your daughter was. I am sorry to hear that your love and support did not help her fight her addiction. Hopefully soon, memories of the way she was before this drug took her away are what you remember of her.

Posted by Susie - MN   April 26, 2015

I am so sorry for your loss. I applaud your openness in discussing Molly's struggle with addiction and I have no doubt the impact of this dialog will have a lasting positive impact. Many wishes for healing and peace.

Posted by Cara Ripley - Elko, MN   April 26, 2015

Many prayers to you and your family!

Posted by Jenifer Curlett - Bear, DE   April 26, 2015

Thank you for this. As a recovering addict and manic deppresive (sic) it means a lot that you were there for her. All love and respect. xx

Posted by D Morris - Fellow survivor. Or not...   April 26, 2015

She sleeps with angels...my sincerest condolences to your family. I am 48, and a recovering addict (almost 3 years sober). I appreciate your honesty about your daughter's addiction. Maybe if more folks put this information out like you did, it would help in bringing an end to this epidemic. I'd also like to note, I am proof positive it's not just her age group that's struggling, addiction knows no age limit.
Peace be with you.

Posted by Charles Doering Jr. - Beachwood, NJ - Recovering Addict   April 26, 2015

Candle

I'm sorry for your loss. I wish you the best during this difficult time. May you have the strength to carry on through the pain. Hopefully one day Molly will see you again.

Posted by Vivian S - Charlotte, NC   April 26, 2015

Thank you for sharing. Substance abuse has decimated so many families, including my own. I applaud your honesty in honoring your Molly. We are a large, but largely silent community of families. Thank you for giving a voice to this horrific epidemic.

Posted by Jenny - NYC, NY - Not related   April 26, 2015

I am so terribly sorry for your loss. May your message be carried far and wide and save many lives. I pray for healing and comfort for your family in this heartbreaking time and for all others in your situation. God Bless your strength and courage for sending this message. May you find Peace and Joy again, someday.

Posted by Jennifer, S - GA   April 26, 2015

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God bless.

Posted by A friend   April 26, 2015

I am a 46 year old only daughter of a father who died at the very young age of 23 of a heroin overdose. Thank you for being so candid. I cried reading Molly's obituary thinking of the difficult pain your family is going through. Life without Molly of course will never be the same but I can tell you that as time passes it will get a little better to deal with. I am so profoundly sorry for your families' loss. Please know that there are thousands of us out here that understand the pain that you are feeling and send you our very best wishes for peace and tranquility in the near future. What you have done in being so honest is a blessing to many. Thank you. Monica

Posted by MONICA ALLEGRO - NORTHRIDGE, CA - Compassionate Individual   April 26, 2015

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I didn't know molly personally myself. I grew up down in saco though, I moved in 2001, my 8th grade year. It didn't take long until I myself got into the drug scene. I have fought for years to kick these habits. I just recently got into a substance abuse program who switched my drug from dope to suboxone. It has definitely made me kick the opiate addiction, but now has created a physical addiction to the suboxone. My heart goes out to her an her family. I have just recently in the past few months lost about a dozen friends all to a herion over dose. Molly's story gives me hope an faith to make sure I never turn back to that type of life. Just from reading this an being so touched by this Tuesday when I go to my appt I will be dropping down on my suboxone, start the tapering process. God bless everyone who has struggled with drugs, or has a loved one who is struggling. There is light at the end of the tunnel, we just have to reach out for it.

Posted by Karen - Ellsworth, ME - no relation   April 26, 2015

Rest easy, Molly.

Posted by Jacob Ross - Carpentersville, IL   April 26, 2015

WITH DEEPEST SYMPATHY-- I SAY IAM SO VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS MOLLY SOUNDED LIKE A WONDERFUL GIRL-- ADDICTS CHOSE TO KEEP THERE DEMONS--WITH SAD CONSEQUENCES-- MY DAUGHTERS WERE OUT THERE TO THANK GOD I DIDNT HAVE TO GO TO THERE FUNERAL--I KNOW SO MANY--WHO HAVE DIED--I PRAY GOD GIVES YOU COMFORT AND STRENGTH AT THIS TIM OF LOSS YOU R IN MY PRAYERS MARY

Posted by A friend   April 26, 2015

Such a beautiful soul Molly has! Such a sad and difficult story to live through and to share. Maybe if even just one person can benefit from her story, Molly will not have died in vain. I'm so sorry to the family of Molly bc it's them that have to live with such a huge loss and void. I too lost a loved one at an early age, my 23 year old nephew. My heart is shattered in a million pieces and I will never be the same person I was when he was alive and with me. God bless Molly and all who love her.

Posted by Lora - blanchard, OK - viewer on fb   April 26, 2015

Thank you for your courage in sharing this tragic story of your daughters untimely death I hope, I know, this act of selflessness we save someone's child's life

Posted by Amanda gray - Cape Coral Florida, FL - an addiction survivor   April 26, 2015

I am so sorry for your loss...I lost my son to an overdose almost 8 years ago. God Bless You.

Posted by Carly Green - Las Vegas, NV   April 26, 2015

Candle

"As long as we are still breathing, dont give up on us"

Posted by Rachel Bryant - GA   April 26, 2015

I am so very sorry for your loss, you are in my heart and in my prayers ! Molly, sorry you left this earth way too soon . Fly young one fly !

Posted by luanne bergen - Union, IA   April 26, 2015

So sorry for your loss. Thank you for your honesty I'm sure this will help many. So young and beautiful.

Posted by Camille C. - Winter Park, FL - saw the article   April 26, 2015

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Tragedy strikes at the most unsuspecting of moments, but you took this tragedy and are turning it into a way to honor your daughter, and spread her story across the world. That in itself is a success despite the circumstances. I am so sorry for your loss..., but thank you for for your candor. There are so many people who needed to read this, to realize what can happen when you play around with drugs.

Posted by Elizabeth Ann - Clawson, MI   April 26, 2015

I thank you're bravery! I won't say your daughter is in a better place now, as we want our children to be with us. My daughter died on 9/9/11 at 16, everyone around me wanted to preach about suicide. It was an accidental o.d . I was to weak to control the situation. 4 years later, I'm still a mess. However, you give me strength! Thank you.t I hope you have peace & your daughter is beautiful!

Posted by Jennifer Germaine - Saline, MI - Not   April 26, 2015

The slideshow you created was bittersweet thank you for sharing it.

When a child loses a parent, they are called an orphan.

When a spouse loses a partner, they are called a widow or widower.

When parents lose their child, there isn't a word to describe them.

~ attributed to Ronald Reagan

There are no words. Today we remember you, Molly's parents, your "baby," Molly's extended family and her friends who mourn her loss.

Every blessing to you all

Posted by Brian Colgate - Woodstock, ON, Canada   April 26, 2015

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Thank you for your candid comments about your beautiful daughter Molly. It is my hope that your story will reach countless others who are suffering with addiction. May Molly's story save someone's life. She is safe now and cannot be touched by heroin anymore. Please take solace in knowing you will see your sweet Molly again one day. God Bless you and your family.

Posted by Dawn King - Raleigh, NC - No relation   April 26, 2015

Truly sorry for your loss. And hoping, but I am sure you will get your wish for saving one soul. Clearly, what you have done is opened the "Forbidden Door". And from what I am seeing, is giving wonderful hope to families like yours. Again, to lose someone to this horrible disease is painful and heartbreaking. But what you have done, is brave and commendable. Pax. Gary Manzo

Posted by Gary Manzo - Windham, ME   April 26, 2015

I am sorry for you loss. Thank you also for your candor.

Posted by SB - Niagara Falls, ON CA - NA   April 26, 2015

Molly and I both liked the same youtube channel. I did not know her personally but we seemed to have so much in common. I have never struggled with drug addiction and I am so very sorry she lost her fight. I am so glad her story is inspiring others. God Bless your family Molly may you finally find the peace and comfort you so longed for on this earth.

Posted by Carine Rodgers - Chesterville, MT - Sprinklarino   April 26, 2015

So very sorry for your loss. She was lucky to have loving and supportive family who did all they could to help her. She is resting peacefully in the arms of Jesus.

Posted by Julir Marion - Ionia, MI   April 26, 2015

It takes courage an immeasurable amount of love to be so candide about this situation. It also demonstrates the love towards humankind.

Posted by Natália - Lisboa, Portugal   April 26, 2015

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MAY GOD GRANT YOU AND YOU'RE FAMILY THE STRENGHT TO CARRY ON THROUGH .THIS DIFFICULT TIME .IM SO SORRY FOR YOU'RE LOST .MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOU'RE FAMILY

Posted by JACQUELINE - WHITTIER, CA - OBITUARY ON PAPER   April 26, 2015

Candle

God grant Molly peace. may the spirit of the Lord also grant consolation to the family..drugs are evil sad so many young lives lost because of this..well done for highlighting this in your sorrow xx

Posted by Aileen mcdermott - glasgow   April 26, 2015

Thank you for sharing Molly's story. My brother lost his son to heroin 3 years ago and was very honest about his life's story. However, so few are willing to talk about it...while walking through it or afterwards. May your strength continue on as you mourn your loss...and may other's find strength in your honesty to share their stories, too.

Posted by S.B. - MN   April 26, 2015

I can't tell you how sorry I am for the loss of your beloved daughter. I hope you can find serenity and peace. My youngest son is also a heroin addict. Last night we went to his AA meeting, where he picked up his 1 year clean & sober coin. Thank you for your transparency and honesty. Addiction is truly an epidemic, and facing it head on so young people can understand the dangers and the darkness has to at least be a start! God bless all of Molly's loved ones...

Posted by Maureen Emerson - Seattle, WA   April 26, 2015

Impossible for me to know the feelings you go through when you lose a daughter, my sincere condolences on you loss

Posted by Rober - anchorage, AK - not related   April 26, 2015

Sorry for your loss. I also am recovering from addiction. I currently take Suboxone for my opiate addiction and it has kept me clean for 2 years now. It is, along with counseling, the best treatment for opiate addiction available. I recommend this method of treatment along with a twelve step program ( usually AA, since NA frowns upon DRT ) for anyone struggling with opiate addiction. I hope this helps someone.

Posted by Shannon Martin - Orlando, FL   April 26, 2015

I wish your family all the best for the future and I'm sending you all my love and thoughts. I'm so sorry xxx

Posted by A friend   April 26, 2015

Candle

Thank you for sharing the story of your daughter. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Lisa Mason - Tempe, AZ   April 26, 2015

Candle

I am so very sorry for your loss and my prayers are with you and your family. Thank you for being so brave and honest about such a tragic horrible disease. God Bless you and comfort you.

Posted by Sherri Lytle - Tulsa, OK   April 26, 2015

Your love for Molly is obvious. My condolences and prayers are with you and your family. They grow so fast into young independent adults, and we can only wish the tools we give them for life will be used. My daughter has been making some bad decisions as well, and I can only hope that she would learn from your story of Molly and your family. Thank you for your honesty and clarity. I pray and hope Molly brings clarity to so many more youth. God bless.

Posted by Chris grepo - Elmira Heights, NY   April 26, 2015

I do feel your lost. I ask God to give you the power to keep going on. You r loved ! I ask God to give you'd the strength to keep going on. I have a daughter that sooner or later I will sooner or later I am going to see the same results in the same way. And that hurts me too.

Posted by dernes cortes - hoboken, NJ - mother   April 26, 2015

I'm so sorry for your loss. I lost my brother to an overdose February 14'. It was due to the same circumstances. He was clean and relapsed.. only to be found dead in my house. I admire your courage to be honest about something most families view as something "shameful". Too many people are not willing; and or able to understand the grips of addiction. You asking for people to love and support them into treatment is exactly what I'll always regret not doing myself. So I'm praying you help to save other families from experiencing this horrible pain we feel. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Kristen H - PA   April 26, 2015

Candle

I didn't know Molly, but I am truly sorry for your loss. I will keep the Parks family in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Nae Sika - Laie, HI - Friend   April 26, 2015

RIP to your loved one and sending thoughts your way. Your honesty about this tragedy will save lives.

Posted by Allie Clare - Pittsburgh, PA - Random   April 26, 2015

I am sorry you lost your daughter, Molly, to this disease. And thank you for your honest and loving tribute to her. I expect to do the same one day for my son. For those of us with children struggling with addiction, your story is also our story far too often. Molly and your family are in my thoughts. I will share it at a Narcotics Overdose Prevention presentation in her honor at a local school.

Posted by Trudy Duffy - New smyrna bch, FL   April 26, 2015

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I am sorry for your loss. I know in my heart as a father/sister/mother yall did everything you could to help. As I have had family members on drugs I do know what it is like and how hard it is to try and "get through" to someone. I will keep your family in my prayers! Kaycie, South Carolina

Posted by Kaycie - Gaston, SC - not related   April 26, 2015

Thank you for your bravery and honesty in sharing this. My heart aches for you and your family. Please know that by writing this you have helped countless families and individuals. Thinking of all of you tonight and in the future.

Posted by Meredith    April 26, 2015

I don't know your daughter, or you, but I wanted to say that I think it is beautiful what you wrote for her. I have had the same struggle for 7 years now ( was clean for a year and a half) and my family just gave up. I wish my father had the love for me that you do for your beautiful molly! God bless.

Posted by Allison Burns - Shelby, OH - n/a   April 26, 2015

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Sorry,For your loss i been in recovery for 10mths now an too struggled for 5yrs im 34..I am so sorry an can imagine the pain cause everyday i apologize to my family for the pain i caused them, it is very touching you share this story an i am going to pass it along.Cause it is truly a bad epidemic where i am at in Pittsburgh Pa

Posted by Janelle Lentz - Derry, PA   April 26, 2015

I am so sorry for your loss and cannot even begin to understand what's it like to lose someone who you were so close too. I think it is very brave of you to put it out there how your daughter died. Props to you sir! I'm sure your daughter is in a better place now, she seemed like a lucky girl to have a family that cared so much for her. I wish you and your family the utmost respect and honor and privacy. I will keep you in my prayers. May Molly rest in peace.

Posted by Calla Nelson - Waukesha, WI   April 26, 2015

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"Thank you for sharing Molly's story. My sincere condolences to her family and friends. May she rest in peace."

Posted by Anita Lynn - East Liverpool, OH   April 26, 2015

The future that was waiting will miss you.The good the world was yearning for will miss you.All the love you had for you family,your friends,,your neighborhood,the world,and me. I will miss you.Though we never met ,you were the spark of hope to someone.I will miss you.

Posted by Brenda Black - Center Point, AL - a person who needs Unconditional   April 26, 2015

I lost my brother to meth 6 years ago. We, as a family, tried everything. Thank you for your candor in your daughter's obituary. I hope it helps those who don't understand addiction.

Posted by Melissa Gilbert - Weatherford, OK - friend   April 26, 2015

Candle

I have lost so many beautiful angel friends, just like your daughter.
When I was a teen I started using heroin, and just three yrs ago I managed to stop using, at 45. Most of my life has been about loss of good friends, fathers, sons, daughters, mothers.
I am sharing your tears, and I am praying that our goverments give the users proper medication, without moral bias.
I wish the family my wholehearted and sincere condoleances.

Posted by Isak André Wien - Oslo - Not related.   April 26, 2015

Thanks for sharing. My son died from a.heroin overdose as well. He was 21. It truly is a terrible disease. As long as some learns from the tradgity then the person did die in vain. I know my sons death saved other people. God Bless you! As I say we have the best guardian angels EVER!!!!

Posted by Elaine - Shickshinny, PA   April 26, 2015

My condolences to all of yous. I was scrolling down on Facebook and happened upon it and viewed the DVD. My heart goes out to each of you with such a tragic loss at such an early age. In the midst of all the hurt, the agonizing steps you endure, know God loves you and he's there. He's the only source of strength and comfort when we don't know how to face another day or even know if we can endure another step. God bless each of you's though I don't know yous. My heart goes out to the family. God bless...

Tonya

Posted by Tonya blakeslee - Middletown, OH - Not   April 26, 2015

Your story has been shared with a father that mirrors you. I'm hoping it helps.

Posted by Not Alone - Green Bay, WI   April 26, 2015

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I read your daughters obituary which touched me deeply! I'm so sorry for you and your families loss! I like how you were honest and straight to the point ! Now you made people think and not be so neive. God bless

Posted by starla sutherland - Las vegas, NV - No   April 26, 2015

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Mr. and Mrs. Parks, you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. My family has been living with heroin addiction for the past 20 years, and my youngest daughter's husband passed away less than a month ago, leaving behind an 8 year old son. It is a horrible epidemic and as much as it is treatable, the pull of the addiction as I understand it, can be quite strong. I know you did everything that you could, it is just the most horrible and insidious of drugs. Your daughter is beautiful, and I'm so sorry that she didn't make it.

Posted by Susan Sheehan - chicago, IL - caring human being   April 26, 2015

Candle

I have struggled for 26 years with addiction I'm so sorry for your loss

Posted by Bridgette rhoten - taneytown, MD   April 26, 2015

I'm so sorry for your lose I have struggled with addiction for 26 years I have been clean for 8 months when you put that up against 26 years it doesn't sound like much but this is the first time in my life I'm completely sober no drinking smoking pills nothing I've overdosed 5 times my last one was 8 months ago and my 17 year old said its the drugs or me it was a easy decision, but I miss it everyday my heart goes out to your family..

Posted by Bridgette rhotenfr - taneytown, MD   April 26, 2015

My deepest sympathy,.Not only for the final loss of your daughter, but for the years of heartbreak and struggle leading to it. My daughter is also an addict for 8 years now. Sadly, I believe she will share Molly ' s exit from this world. May God be with your family.

Posted by Denise Wilson - Swanton, OH   April 26, 2015

I am terribly sorry for your family's loss. It is evident that Molly was a beautiful young woman who was loved by many. I pray that you all will find comfort and peace in the days ahead.

Thank you for being so candid about Molly's struggles. I lost someone very close to me to a heroin overdose recently. She was also 24 years old and far too young to have dealt with the horror of addiction. I wish everyday that we could have saved her, but I also try to speak openly about what she went through in hopes that it will help someone else. Your Molly's story has touched many people, and I'm certain that it will help more people than you'll ever know.

Peace in Christ,

Kellie from Fort Worth, TX

Posted by Kellie - TX   April 26, 2015

I am truly sorry for your loss. No parent should ever have to bury their child.

Posted by A friend   April 26, 2015

I was checking my news feed and saw the obit for your daughter. For the better part of 25 years I have been dealing with addicts in my family. I have been fortunate not to lose any of our immediate family. The have been overdoses but it wasn't their time. For our loved ones addiction is no more a choice than being born. This is a non-curable but treatable disease. We as loved one can only hope our loved ones can stay alive long enough to find their sober path. My prayers as with you and your family. I hope your story helps other parents and loved ones to help their sons/daughters stay alive long enough to find their sober path.

Posted by Greg Treantos - Topsfield, MA - friend   April 26, 2015

Mr. Parks you are a very brave man to share your beautiful daughters with all of us strangers. May you and your family feel the comfort from God and all our prayers. I can't even imagine what you all must be going through. She was way to young to die and not be able to fulfill her dreams. My heart is breaking for you and your family. Sandi

Posted by Sandi Roy - Manchester, NH - not   April 26, 2015

Candle

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.. . I know ur heartache all to we'll I've lost my 17 year old nephew.

Posted by julie skoviera - chicago, IL - random caring person   April 26, 2015

So sorry for your loss. If your frank words help even one person, you have done the right thing. Cherish your happy memories of this beautiful girl.

Posted by Linda - New York, NY - Human   April 26, 2015

I understand where you are at today, I also no where Molly was. The life of an addict is the darkest, loneliness hell on earth, only to be compared to that of those who love an addict. I was an addict yesterday I am an addict today, clean but still a step away of being active. I fight I struggle each and every day and only by the Grace of God it is not my name in the paper today. I did not no Molly, but as I sat here in Pa and read her obituary I have made a promise to her, Molly you did not die in vain, I promise you I will carry your story with me today, tomorrow and every day from this moment on, When I feel weak I will gain strength from you, this I do believe. To your family please believe me, I will carry a piece of your daughter in my heart I promise some how that I will gain the strength that I need on my bad days, I will imagine Molly looking down on me and telling me "you can and you will get through this, one step at a time" God Bless you all! Molly my guardian angel rest in peace!

Posted by Betty - PA   April 26, 2015

So sorry for your loss. May this help someone who struggles. God bless.

Posted by Laura Reed - greensburg, PA - none   April 25, 2015

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Posted by Anonymous - Milwaukee, WI   April 25, 2015

I am so sorry to for your loss and for the struggles that your Daughter and Family have endured. It takes alot of strength to be as honest as your Family has been about your Daughters Heroin addiction and Overdose. Your Family's honesty about such a personal and tragic situation in the hopes of possibly saving someone else's Daughter or Sister or Friend, is a true act of selfless Courage. Thank you for sharing with us, what most people try and keep secret. Addiction is real and Heroin Addiction specifically, almost never ever has a Happy ending. No drug ever discriminates, but this drug has definately came a long way from the days of seedy motel rooms, Rockstars, back alleys, poor neighborhoods and the 80's Punk Scene! Heroin has a new face and it's the face of our Children! These are American Teenagers who come from happy homes with good backgrounds and bright futures, stable homes with great childhood memories and opportunities, straight A Students, Cheerleaders, Football and Basketball players, kids in the school band, Beauty Pagent Queens, Theater Arts kids, Honor Roll Students, smart kids, OUR kids! I am sorry that this horrible, physically ADDICTING Demon called Heroin has taken your Baby from you. Your Family is in my thought and Prayers.
Jaimi Grable and Family
Bakersfield, Ca

Posted by Jaimi Grable - Bakersfield, CA   April 25, 2015

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Dear Molly, I am so damn sorry that it took you away. I am thankful that you are no longer in pain. I wish that your family did not have suffer the loss of your amazing light. If you see Hiram, Tell him that our daughter is growing up to be a wonderful young lady. You see his addictions took him from this world as well. I was lucky. Tommorow is my both my birthdays. I will get to see my 38th on earth birthday and my 7 years sober day.My little girl and will walk the beach for you and her dad and all the other people who lost their battle. Your parents are so brave to share your story and struggle. I pray that it saves some of the lost and that they may be found again.

Posted by victoria l - myrtle beach, SC   April 25, 2015

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Sending positive thoughts your way. RIP

Posted by Amy Langlois - Portsmouth, NH - Not Related   April 25, 2015

Dear Family, We are raising a grand daughter because her mom overdosed. Actually, she had been at rehab for awhile and after coming out began to slip again, because she had been interacting with old "friends". Long story. Because she was "sick" with this disease from before the birth, I was the "babysitter" for awhile from the time the sweet baby was born. It was on again off again for 5 years.. Finally circumstances forces us to go to court for temporary guardianship. Probably the hardest thing I've ever had to do. Although our granddaughter was in our custody most of the time and stable visits were infrequent, mom "loved" her child and she misses her mommy. Mom died when she was 5 and she is 12 now. but something comes up several times a week. Nothing can fill the mommy chasm. She is a joy to us and she has friends and does well in school and extra-curricular activities. I hope you won't try to contact us because our dear doesn't know the reasons for mom's passing yet and I'd like to shelter her for as long as we can. I only wrote to give you my condolences and to tell you I know of your journey and pain. Canada

Posted by gc - canada - fellow traveler   April 25, 2015

I did not know Molly or her obviously loving family. But I read every word of her story, every word of her bravely honest obituary, and watched every second of her 10 minute and 20 second photo tribute, all with tears streaming down my face. No family should have to go through loss in the way yours has. Life offers us enough opportunities for grief in a natural sense. Losing someone before what we see as their time to go, that is truly heart breaking. Through your honesty, I feel as if I caught a glimpse of the person Molly was. Adored by her family, looked up to by a little sister always trying to be in her orbit. Parents who cradled her. Friends who laughed because of her. A mischievous smile, certainly not perfect, but that showed from the inside out. I am truly saddened by the struggles she faced, by the regrets you all face and the loss that you all share. I think perhaps she knew that all of you would be open and honest, not try to sweep her under the rug. That you would have the courage to face the issue for her, which she ultimately struggled with and could not do. You shared with the world that she battled her addiction with heroine, ultimately losing that battle. How lucky she was, she is, to have a family so brave and strong, that when she could not, you all gave her fight, her struggle, and Molly herself, that voice that she could not give it in life. I wish you all nothing but joy in the future, as with every day that passes, today's sadness will become a thing of the past.

Posted by Jennifer Hillier    April 25, 2015

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I did not know Molly, but I know how it feels to lose a loved one from overdose. I pray your family makes it through this tragedy. I hope your daughter is remembered for inspiring parents to unconditionally love their children and never give up. All my love, xoxo Alysha Ayala

Posted by Alysha Ayala - Las Vegas, NV   April 25, 2015

By sharing her story, she has saved more lives that you will ever know. Rest in peace.

Posted by J. Johnson - Lake Tahoe, NV - Touched by story   April 25, 2015

Thank you for speaking up! I recently lost my mom to drugs.. May god be with you!

Posted by Cassidy - lapeer, MI   April 25, 2015

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Thoughts and Prayers are sent to you and your family from Pennsylvania. I hope I never have to experience this. I am so very sorry for your loss and pray for the unsuspecting parents and people in denial that it takes place within their very own families. This is real life and a real struggle for people. Thank you for sharing.

Posted by Lisa - New Castle, PA - Reader to the article   April 25, 2015

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I'm so sorry for you lost.

Posted by A friend   April 25, 2015

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So sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter at such a young age. Thank you for your bravery to warn those people who may have other people around them struggling with addiction. It affects all of us and you are helping immensely by spreading the word. My condolences.

Posted by Ashlee fetters - clive, IA - not related   April 25, 2015

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So Sorry for your loss , No words could ever help with Ya'll s pain couldn't imagine your pain ,I have a daughter 2 7 who is now living in a Sober living community dealing with the terrible addiction of herion who has herself came close to dying several times , My Heart and Prayers go out to you and your whole family , God is our Great Healer of Pain like this , I Pray that he will touch you in a mighty Way !!!

Posted by Leslee R Sandifer - LA   April 25, 2015

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I am truly sorry for your loss. I am an addict. I have been fighting my own battle for 20 years. If not for my Mother, who never gave up on me, and my daughter (who is 20) who never stopped loving me, I would not be here. Because of them, and by the grace of God, I'm still here. I have a number of medical problems, and I became addicted to prescription drugs about 20 years ago. I have checked myself into rehab a couple of times in the past. Also, there came a time where I literally went psycho, of course that involved more drugs. They're not the addictive kind. I have my Mom take care of the addictive ones, she gives me one days worth each evening. That way I won't be at risk of an overdose. I know what my weakness are. I know that for the rest of my life I will need someone to help me in this. I'm so grateful to still be here. My beautiful, intelligent daughter is in college. And she's engaged to be married this year. If not for my family I would not be here to see all of this. I am very sad that your daughter will not be here, will never get to experience these things. But please know that your honesty will help a lot of people. I try to tell other people about my battle when possible, hoping it will help someone. If everyone were to get honest about it, and quit trying to hide it, maybe more people can get help. I send you the my prayers. And please know, she didn't mean to die. She just wanted to escape her reality for a while. And I know that's not helpful, but it's the truth. I had one best friend (my only friend), she died 9 years ago, and I will always believe it was an accidental overdose. For most addicts it usually is accidental when they die. She also had many medical problems. Nowadays it's the prescription drugs that are the most dangerous, they are easier to get, and you never really know who might be on them. Thank you again for your honesty. I hope you one day find peace. May God Bless You and Keep You And Yours Safe and Sane!

Posted by Tammy C - BenWheeler, TX - not related, an addict   April 25, 2015

Addiction.....takes and never gives back. Prayerful that the Parks family is resting and living in the peace of God's loving grace.

Posted by Karen Snow - Wolfforth, TX - friend   April 25, 2015

Rest in peace angel! I commend your honesty. Had a friend that lost her daughter to an overdose. She didn't sugar coat anything and posted the corners report on her FB to show all her friends that it doesn't take much. Had a very small amount in her system. Her journey now is to saves others! I hope you know that God needed to more to help others through the process.

Posted by Melanie - Fort Collins, CO   April 25, 2015

Thank you for your honest obit and I am so sorry that Molly's life ended this way. One of my children is now a year sober from her addiction and I hope that there is not a day when I have to face this kind of ending too. I wish that the stigma about addicts would end, addiction is a disease that the addict fights just like any other disease. Addiction just happens to be a disease of the brain rather than the body. My thoughts are with your family.

Posted by Anonymous - Anywhere USA, CA - online reader   April 25, 2015

I pray you found the peace where you are that you couldn't find here. Peace be with you and your family Molly Parks

Rick-26 years sober

Posted by Richard Klugman - Warrington, PA   April 25, 2015

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Some decisions can have fatal endings...
I am deeply sorry for your loss.
Thank you for sharing your story.

Posted by Ash - Rochester, MN - Loving admirerer   April 25, 2015

It is with a heavy heart that I send this. I'm so sorry to read of your daughters death due to addiction to heroin. Addiction is truly an epidemic in society today. I to have lost someone to addiction. Although she wasn't addicted to heroin, she was addicted to alcohol and pain pills. She too died at a too early age. All we can do is love them, and hope and pray that they find their way out of the life of an addict. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May Father God comfort you all.

Posted by Ruth - Hebron, MD - facebook reader   April 25, 2015

Im sorry for your loss. I have watched the video you made and I wanna let you know that Molly has had a beautiful smile. She surely has known you only want the best for her and Im sure she was grateful for that. Thank you very much for sharing your family story. All the best from Germany.

Posted by Silke - Unlingen/Germany - not related   April 25, 2015

What a beautiful tribute to your daughter, sister and granddaughter. Such a loving family- God bless you all. It's so hard to comprehend why- but just know that your love, a love so impressive, was all that you could really give. Tears in Overland Park, Kansas

Posted by Mark Cosby - Overland Park, KS - None   April 25, 2015

I am so sorry for your loss but truly touched by your willingness to be so open to help someone else. I lost a relative to a drug overdose several years ago and what you stated is true: family members are unwilling/unable to acknowledge the role that drugs played in their loved one's death. The people in my generation spoke of it in hushed tones out of respect for the wishes of his mother. But we can only tackle the problem of drug abuse/overdose by having open conversations about the problem itself and solutions.
If your grace and eloquence during such a terrible time is any indicator of the person that Molly was, we have truly lost a gifted soul.

Posted by Alicia Samples - Farmington, MI - Not related   April 25, 2015

My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time; I see pieces of myself in Molly Alice, as I am a recovering IV meth user. I was introduced to a different way of life ONLY THROUGH a program, an anonymous program, and if I had not been blessed in such a way, I would probably be dead myself. I read your story from a link on Facebook, but I think it is very important for you to know, Molly lost the power of choice in the situation long before she died. Her drug use couldn't be stopped by even the love she had for you, or your love for her. I love her story and your brutal honesty. <3 from arkansas>

Posted by DeeAnne - texarkana, TX - touched by obituary   April 25, 2015

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I'm so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Sarah Taylor - Jackson, MI, MI - not related   April 25, 2015

Sympathies. It can be anyone's daughter. All we can hope is that other people can learn a lesson from your sad loss

Pat
Republic of Ireland

Posted by Pat - Co Dublin - No Relation   April 25, 2015

I dont know yall, or her but i found the story and im truly sorry foe your loss. I have lots of respect foe yall for trying to raise awareness about the situation and not trying to hide anything. Im so sorry this happen. Yall will be in my prayers.

Posted by desiree martin - RED OAK, TX - article reader   April 25, 2015

I'm not today 17 soon 18
She reminds me of one I know too well but at the same time not at all... My self.
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Now today I'll just smoke weed, and while I write this I'm high as fuck
where I come from also Norway it's illegal to smoke weed.
I've tried amphetamine, ecstasy and cocaine.

all who stood there about her personality + her look reminds me about my self..
and I know I never gonna stop and maybe one day die of a heroine overdose..
I've smoke it but it's not the same.. I think?
I got bullied at school.. my mom was On drugs when she was younger..
Because of my drug issues I live in a institution..
I feel sorry for your daughter and I feel worried about my life and future.. this helped me to look at my self in the mirror.

Sorry for your loss
I hope she have it better now in heaven
Have a nice day/night
I have your daughter in my mind

Posted by mia lomo - norway, AR - a minder   April 25, 2015

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I am sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter. I also have a son in her age bracket and I worry for him and his friends. Thank you for sharing. Praying for your family and all those who are touched by addiction.

Posted by Rachel - Independence, KY - na   April 25, 2015

Addiction destroys so many lives. I am so sorry you have lost such a beautiful piece/peace of your heart to it! Prayers of healing are sent your way!

Posted by Heather Antonelli - Palmyra, NY   April 25, 2015

Thank you for being so honest in Molly's obituary. Our country needs to recognize the tragedy and epidemic drug use has become for our young people. We are currently fighting to keep our 15 year old daughter from trying harder drugs than she already has...weed and alcohol. Addiction runs in my family...lost my twin brother to it at the age of 26. I can't applaud you enough for your bravery in this obituary. I pray for your continued strength...may you cherish the wonderful memories you have with your beautiful daughter.

Posted by Jenny K - Spokane, WA - not related   April 25, 2015

I am truely sorry for the loss of Your Molly. tThank you for sharing her story. So many lives will be changed because your family shared your story. God bless you and your family, ya'll are in my prayers. We all need to be more honest about the heroin epidimic in this nation--and then DO something to fix it! Bless ya'll... 10 months 18 days...and counting.

Posted by sara a. - myrtle beach, SC - saw story on buzzfeed...   April 25, 2015

Parks family, your bravery and candidness has clearly touched a nation hiding their skeltons. I hope that grace continues to be with you as you grieve your loss with such clear bravery. As a social worker in the Midwest helping others with addictions, I praise your honesty in dealing your daughter's death. My sympathies. -Jess Midwest social worker

Posted by jess - Kentucky, KY - not related, Midwest social work   April 25, 2015

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So sorry to hear this! RIP Molly! Thoughts & prayers go out to her family & close friends.

Posted by Alicia - Boston, MA   April 25, 2015

Thinking of you at this difficult time. I read your story on the internet. I'm a support worker in drug and alcohol services and have too often seen people's lives end too soon. Thank you for being brave enough to share the honest story of your daughter's life as I hope that it will help those who are struggling with addiction right now. Your daughter may have lost her battle with addiction but you should know that having a supportive yet honest family will have helped her more than anything. I wish your family and your daughter Molly peace.

Posted by Grace Longhurst - Bath, England   April 25, 2015

Blessings to you and your family as you navigate this heartbreak as you have her difficult journey. I know that you will have saved someone else's child with your bravery in sharing her story honestly. She clearly had wonderful parents and extended family. Your story could be any one of ours. She seems like she was a beautiful girl. Thank you.

Posted by A Bazelon - Highland Park, IL - by admiration!   April 25, 2015

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I am so sorry for your loss. I have been fighting heroin myself for many years. I know there are no words or actions that will bring her back to you, but I feel your pain in my heart. The thought of the pain of my close family is a part of why I am now in remission. Please, please, please don't be mad at her. Keep helping others, your story is one that will hit home with someone in active addiction and will save a life.

Posted by karry sypek - ft myers, FL - no relation   April 25, 2015

I am truly sorry for your loss. I did not know your daughter but I was moved by the honesty of her obituary. I have witnessed what addiction can do to a person. I want to thank you for your willingness to speak out about this issue. I truly hope that from your daughter's loss, another person might be helped. Love to your whole family during this difficult time.

Posted by Jessi May - Fairfield, IA   April 25, 2015

I am truly sorry for your loss. We currently have two members of our family struggling with heroin addiction, and I fear for them daily. Thank you for your honesty. We are not alone.

Posted by Sonia glenn - Indianapolis, IN   April 25, 2015

I am so very sorry for the suffering your daughter and your family has gone thru. May you all be at peace and know that you will see her again.

Posted by laurie from arizona    April 25, 2015

I'm sorry for your loss.

Posted by Evelyn Velez - Milwaukee, WI - Stranger/No relation   April 25, 2015

I have a daughter who is struggling with addiction. Thank you for being candid, we all need to follow suit. The addiction runs ramped in the dark....my prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Susan Miller - mcalester, OK - parent of addicted child   April 25, 2015

I lost my mother to cancer caused by her alcoholism and tobacco addiction, she was only 58. Addiction is a real thing, and a tremendous problem in our society, that leaves loved ones at a loss as to how to cope. You and your family are not alone. My sincerest condolences to you!

Posted by Kate Shore - CT   April 25, 2015

Choices one makes

Posted by aasshshasj    April 25, 2015

My heart is broken for your family. I can't imagine the pain you are in and the fear you have had that this would happen. I have an identicle twin who also struggles with a different addiction but one she has almost died of in the past. Your advice is taken to heart here. And I hope that your honesty helps others as well. It feels like an impossible situation and maybe it is. But I am taking your advice <3 i>

Posted by Christie hardy    April 25, 2015

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Your bravery and honesty is commendable. My thoughts go to all your family and friends as you mourn.

Posted by Karen Ng - San Antonio, TX   April 25, 2015

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I am so sorry for your loss.... Be Strong... I From Portugal..

Posted by Pedro Frazão - Santarém - reader to article   April 25, 2015

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This is truly beautiful. My brother didn't die from his overdose but he never fully recovered again and died within five years. I hope that anyone going through what our families went through gets their loved one help before it is too late. May Molly rest in peace and may your family be comforted in the knowledge that she was loved

Posted by tj    April 25, 2015

I can remember my parents wishing I was dead for all the things I did to my family heroin is a addiction that only takes and does not care from whome my addiction started at age 23 I got sober in 1992 im 54 know I was lucky I saw my sister farther mother die and I was sober just what they wanted so for me this ugly addiction is on hold and I have to go to certain lengths to keep it that way its not handed to us we must want this so this poor girl lost the fight at a early age if your still in the beginning 5 years of using ask yourself is this what you want for the rest of your life because it will be you have to say to yourself no more go get help every day off the rest of your addiction life because being a junky does not leave you it is yours for life what happens when you die I cant say but if I was to bet I would say it follows you there so think if this is the life you want then god bless but trust me if you stop one day at a time your life with you doing all the work will get so much better you just have to say this is it and unfortionatly you have to change all things that lead you to getting high sorry its the price we paid when we stuck the needle or snorted the bag its all up to you you have too say no more then do it but are you ready I think you are so stop and start living being sober means so much too me what does it mean to you

Posted by dave - boston, MA - friend   April 25, 2015

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Hello, My name is Lia, I seen your Daughter's Story on Social Media. I didn't know your Daughter or her family or friends. I'm a outsider from Social Media. I just want you to know that it took a lot of love and guts to share your daughters story. She would not be mad or disappointed at you for sharing her secrets. She would of been proud for the same reasons that you did. I can definitely relate to your daughters story. Today I stand 6 year's clean and will be 7 years clean in June on my son's Birthday. It's very hard on a family member to have a loved one on Drugs. Just remember that there was nothing you could do to make her change her mind to be clean. What people don't realize that Sobriety is harder than getting hooked on the Drugs. When I watched her video, you could see the innocents on her face. I could tell she was a great person on the outside. This wasn't something she planned, it just kinda fell in her lap and path. She just simply followed a path to a dead end and couldn't find her way back. Don't ever feel that it was your fault or be ashamed of her or her addiction. Now she is in a place where Drugs won't hurt her or a needle can poke her again. She's happy, she's content, and she's with God" and told her it's okay now! Your safe! Now her journey begins again and lives forever and so will her story. R.I.P. My friend!

Posted by Lia - Flint, MI - Friend   April 25, 2015

I am truly sorry for the loss of one so young but applaud your courage and honesty. This epidemic will not end so long as people stay silent.

Posted by Madeleine B - Portland, OR - related by species   April 25, 2015

Sorry for your loss.
I know your sentiment all too well.
My brother passed almost 5 years ago, leaving his children behind.
Addiction is real.
It's not something someone can just switch off.
Your honestly is refreshing and I hope it will save lives.
God bless you and yours during this time and I hope you're able to find some comfort, as small as it may be, that she's no longer fighting those demons of addiction.
It's the only thing that's pulled me through after the loss of my brother.

Posted by Anonymous - chicago, IL - don't know her   April 25, 2015

Thank you for this. I can see myself in your daughter and addiction is something I feel only an addict can really understand. The way society views us is really hard on us and makes it more difficult to see a bright future. We can have the greatest intentions, be the kindest, most friendly of people, have above average intelligence and yet the drug usage knocks us to the bottom rungs of the social ladder where we are looked down upon and cast aside. I urge compassion for drug users. Knowing myself and other addicts, I believe there is usually a reason behind that needle or pipe. What you have done is taken a step towards awareness. I thank you for that and I know there are other users out there who feel the same.

Posted by Liv - San Francisco, CA - new friend   April 25, 2015

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My thoughts and prayers are with this family. I am so sorry for your loss and the reason for it.

Posted by Andrea - Taylors, SC   April 25, 2015

My thoughts and sincere condolences are with you. My husband and I lost his son in January to his addiction. It is April now & I still can't quite believe that he is really gone. I mean, we went through the motions, all of the proper actions that you do to tell a loved one goodbye... But is still not real. Denial I know. I wish you and your family peace. I know that this feels impossible now, but in spite of it it all, you start to feel better in very small increments. Peace & deep sympathy to you & your family.

Posted by Christine Mangan - Winchester, VA   April 25, 2015

Thoughts and Prayers all the way from Arizona .Thank you for sharing your story as I fear losing my brother or sister as they are battling the same addiction. May God Bless you all especially Molly Sleep with The Angels pretty girl!!

Posted by Kdperu - AZ - reader to article   April 25, 2015

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I am so sorry for the loss of your daughter. Your family and you will be in my prays. When I read this, I had to leave a note. I understand the heartache and doubts you have and are experiencing. I lost a family member, who was an addicted to drugs, living with her children where ever they could lay their heads down. It was not only hard on my family but for the person themselves. The worrying where they are, are they alright,are they dead or alive. are they hurt and need us. I thank you for your honesty and openness in Molly's obituary. I hope and pray that other's in the same situation, will take it to heart. God bless your family and you.

Posted by Michelle Duffy - Bloomington, IN - Person who was touched by story   April 25, 2015

Sending you thoughts of love and light~ I read about your story and the eternal loss of your daughter on the Internet. Next month, it will be 3 years since I lost my precious brother. Interchange their names, exact same story. I am so sorry for your loss, and hope your honesty can save others from this unbearable heartache. my brother, David, was 23 when he overdosed~ the age when life is just beginning...nother for ending.

Posted by Sarah Harel - Seattle, WA   April 25, 2015

Kudos to you for warning unsuspecting parents of your loss. My heart goes out to you, as we struggled with addiction with both our sons over the past 10 years. I pray that one day you will be able to find peace.

Posted by Anonymous - Stow, OH - Not related   April 25, 2015

I can't express my sadness for your family. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all. My entire life I've watched people in my family struggle with addiction and I'm watching my brother currently struggle with one that I pray daily he can win. Your braveness to speak out about adiction and the truth that comes with it is so inspiring. I'm so sorry that this is the way you had to do it, but I'm sure it can save so many others. Prayer and sending love your way.

Posted by Emily L - Dallas, GA - A sister of an addict.   April 25, 2015

Even though I don't know her my heart achs for her sadness and her family grief there's nothing I can say to mend the hole left in her families heart just know she is happy and smiling down on ya'll I will keep ya'll in my prayers

Posted by Darnella Toms - Leesburg, GA - friend   April 25, 2015

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I am sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing your struggle, love for her and her story with the rest of the world. The way to beat addiction begins with the truth. What a heartbraking but lovely video you created in her memory - it made me cry, and think. Rest in peace Molly. My heart and prayers go out to the family.

Posted by Tonje - Norway, NE - not related   April 25, 2015

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I am very sorry for your loss. I myself have struggled and still do get the urges. It's a battle everyday! I'm very sorry this happened to your daughter! I pray for your family! :-) <3>

Posted by Lauren Hughes - Washington twp New Jersey, NJ - Not   April 25, 2015

I am so incredibly hurt and sorry that you have lost your daughter. I know how it is to love someone so truly but to be hurt by their choices. I wish that Molly was still with you, and would like to thank you for your words. I truly believe that you may have put something in motion to help others that are struggling, and that your words may help change awareness in our society. Somewhere, I'm sure Molly knows how loved she was by her family, it's more than evident.

Posted by Connor - Louisville, KY   April 25, 2015

I am so sorry for your loss. Please be kind to yourselves. Thank you for being so candid and honest about your daughter's struggles. Addiction is a terrible disease, and I wish such gentle but firm honesty did not have to come from the loss of a loved one.

Posted by Jen Nelson - Aurora, CO   April 25, 2015

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Mygod!Whatabraveanddifficultdecisionyouhavemadeinmakingherstrugglesandeventualcauseofdeathknown.I'mheartbrokenandterriblysorryforyourloss.Yourcourageousdecisionwillhopefullychangeandsavesomanylivesandwillpreventotherfamiliesfromgoingthroughthisterribleheartbreak.Herlifeanddeathhadapurpose.Herstorywillnotbeforgotten

Posted by magdalena - bayamon   April 25, 2015

My prayers go out to your family.

Posted by Selina Meza - Paramount, CA   April 25, 2015

Bless you for sharing her life and struggles in order to help others. Peace.

Posted by Annamarie Underwood - Jacksonville, AR   April 25, 2015

As a Funeral Director, I write and read many of these. All too often families will gloss over the cause of death when it is an overdose; this a brave and heartfelt obituary. My prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Catherine Soto - Redlands, CA   April 25, 2015

I am so sorry for your loss. God knows your pain and Mollys'. He has saved Molly from anymore and she will greet you someday with open arms, healed and happy! You are special people to share her story in an effort to help others! God Bless you all and comfort you.

Posted by Suzanne Martin - MN - no   April 25, 2015

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Being a recovering addict (not heroin) im from nova Scotia Canada which is a very small province so we don't have access to herion which I'm thankful for. The reason im bringing this up is because I think it's WONDERFUL how you wrote your daughter's obituary. Also I thank you for how you wrote it as you were thinking of tou daughter telling the truth and not being ashamed of her and telling families to be there and give support. You're very right when you say that's what addicts need most. My mother turned on me and i am no looser i an a nurse now own three business with my newly wed Husband. He saved ny life by loving and accepting ne and helping me not turning me away to die. When you sre in a addiction your not in the right mind you'd never do the things that you do when high its disgusting the things some addicts have to do. Thankfully i only did it for six months and was helped off of it and now have been clean for four years with NOT one relapse. And why you wonder . Exactly what he said give them support and LOVE. you don't understand how much it works. We as addicts are battling something that's why we use and then you get addicted and can't stop. Help your family member don't try to change them help them and love and support them. You will see a different side thanks for not being ashamed of your beautiful daughter and sending that nessage. I'm truely sorry for your loss and I hope you and your family and friends can find peace. God Bless you.

Posted by danielle - halifax, NH - no   April 25, 2015

This is truly touching. A family member of mine is an addict and it's hard to watch them struggle. But like you said with the support and guidance we're trying to do the right thing. Your story has inspired me and I am so sorry for your loss. The video was touching and I'll never forget it. May she rest in the sweetest peace. From Michigan

Posted by Mark - MI - none   April 25, 2015

Just reading this made me want to change my ways. I too, have left school fighting urges for more and more drugs and am realizing that eventually this would probably be me and my mom writing the exact same obituary. This is wonderful and I'm terribly sorry for the families lost.

Posted by Gabby Stephney - MESQUITE, TX   April 25, 2015

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your unselfishness during what I can only imagine to be the greatest pain ever. Mother of an addict myself, I understand the pain and fear associated with addiction. Know Molly has found peace and you will some day be together again. May angels hold you during your time of grief. -Tammy, MN

Posted by Tammy Kellner - Rochester, MN - No relation   April 25, 2015

Candle

"May God comfort you in your times of need! Please take solace in knowing your family was present for Molly. May God keep your family, in the infinite depths of HIS omnipotent hands!

Posted by stephen - philadelphia, PA - not related   April 25, 2015

So sorry for the loss of such a vibrant and beautiful young woman. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Dana Barela - Golden, CO   April 25, 2015

Candle

RIP beautiful angel Your story has touched so many all over the world. You were so young, so gorgeous, and had so much to live for. Thinking of your family at this tragic time xo

Posted by Janey Goodwin - Auckland   April 25, 2015

Candle

My heartfelt sympathy goes to you and your family..may the angels bless and keep you Molly.

Posted by Kimberley Kendrick - Jackson, MI   April 25, 2015

I am so sorry for your loss. Im a mother of a recovered addict he is 4yrs clean now. I hope your honesty helps others overcome their addiction so their family and friends dont have to go through what your family has. God bless you all.

Posted by anne - IN   April 25, 2015

I continue to be confused when those of us who are honest are referred to as courageous. It is difficult enough to lose a loved one, and should not be compounded by the need to keep it a secret because of what others will think or say. Addiction is a dreadful disease and so much we do not understand about it. I wish all of us who have lost loved ones would become outraged at how this problem is protected and stigmatized by polite society We are trying to survive with our pain and simply do not need to guard against shallow people with all their claptrap. Thank you for validating my opinion and accept my condolences and empathy as I, too, share your pain and the love you must have for your daughter. Hope

Posted by Hope McK Rice - Enfield, CT - reader   April 25, 2015

Blessings upon blessings to your family. May Angel wings, enfold Molly and all of you, as you remember the good times. Molly's story will benefit many who are bound up in addiction. Thank you for your tribute to her! May Love surround all of you!!

Posted by e.t. - GB, MA - read her story on facebook   April 25, 2015

Candle

So sorry for your loss...heroin addiction is so shameful and lonely for everyone involved, yet it's become an epidemic...I appreciate the courage it took to share your story...may her death not be in vain and may you all find peace and comfort during this sad, sad time.

Posted by Cindy mcmains - apex, NC - touched by your story   April 25, 2015

Rest easy sweetheart, it's all over now.

Posted by Angela Bishop - Arlington, TX   April 25, 2015

Candle

Thank you so much. I have a son who has the same type of problem and has a 4 year old daughter. I truly am inspired by your message and hope I can make a difference in their lives. Thank you again I understand your pain. May God give us strength to get through this.

Posted by JJ - Pittsburgh, PA - not related   April 25, 2015

Candle

It is so heart wrenching to see a beautiful young lady lose her life way to soon. I applaud the family for not hiding the truth on what happened to her, and may it be a light to show the truth on the possibility of overdosing on Heroin. I hope that at least one person can be saved or save themselves, because you have shown the truth. I pray the good Lord comforts the family during this tragic , trying time. My sincerest condolences on the loss of you daughter.

Posted by Eddie - Pelham, NC - not related   April 25, 2015

Wishing you peace and strength during this difficult time. Your honesty will undoubtedly help many others who struggle with addiction.Molly was a beautiful young woman. I'm sure you will cherish her always.

Posted by Pam Kern - Canton, OH   April 25, 2015

Offering my sincere condolences. May you find comfort in knowing that suffering and death will end here on earth. "But the meek will possess the earth, And they will find exquisite delight in the abundance of peace." ~Ps. 37:10

Posted by MEB - NC   April 25, 2015

Candle

I'm so sorry for your loss, and it is a great loss to such a beautiful family. We can only hope that others that read this obituary that they seek help, or try to help those struggling with this horrible addiction. May you rest in peace..

Posted by andrea dorea - florida, FL - seen on facebook   April 25, 2015

Heartbreaking. May God Bless you and your family during this time and the days ahead. May this story continue to open the eyes of family members and many that are fighting drug addiction. We are currently helping a friend fight this horrible addiction. Hold tight to the good memories and thru this tragedy may our Lord and Savior continue to show himself mighty and reveal himself to all of you. I hope your voice is heard loudly and by the Grace of God many will get the help they need and come to know Jesus as there Lord and Savior. God Bless and keeping you in my prayers.. M. Holt Tx

Posted by M. Holt - Texas, TX - concerned parent   April 25, 2015

Candle

Sorry for your loss. Thank you for your honesty. My daughter and her husband both struggle with the same addiction! My daughter has 1 year clean but I know the same can happen to her at any weak moment

Posted by Paula Gill - Port Orange, FL   April 25, 2015

May she Rest in Peace and fly with the angels.

Posted by Sharon - boston, MA - reader   April 25, 2015

I am so sorry for your loss. Addiction is so painful for those using and for those who do everything in their power to try to help the addict. What a brave family you are to be truthful since so many people try to hide their addicts. Your honesty in your obituary has to help somebody. Addiction is a disease and so misjudged. Prayers and peace to you and your family.

Posted by jill s - yardley, PA   April 25, 2015

I applaud your honesty in sharing the truth. I am so very sorry for your loss.

Posted by Tanzie Nielsen - Elkhart, IN - Supporter   April 25, 2015

God Bless you all...our family has also lost loved ones to addiction. My heart goes out to you <3>

Posted by Daniela Filmer - Delmar, NY - Fellow Human Being   April 25, 2015

Prayers for peace and comfort for the family. It is a struggle when your child is an addict. Live with the fear daily.

Posted by Teresa Brooks - Englewood, OH - parent of addict   April 25, 2015

My thoughts are with you, your family and loved ones <3>

Posted by Alex Popores - AZ   April 25, 2015

Thank you for sharing Molly's story. My sincere condolences to her family and friends. May she rest in peace.

Posted by Margaret - Vancouver, Canada - neighbour to the north....   April 25, 2015

I am so terribly sorry for the loss of your daughter,sister,Grandaughter & friend..
I can't even begin to imagine your heartache, I would like to thank you for your brutal honesty,
You so could've flossed over the drug addiction & pretended it never happened, but instead you
Confronted it head on and made us aware of choices. Unfortunately the addiction got a hold on your
Darling girl but by making your story public you have hopefully saved another young girls/boys life that
They too have a choice, family support & love is unfortunately not enough to help them out of their awful addiction or I wouldn't be typing this note.they need to reach out & speak up too if they are struggling before it is too late. I wish you, her family happy memories, love & light at your most difficult time, May your Molly Rest In Peace.. Regards Julianne Tasmania Australia

Posted by Julianne Allen - Australia   April 25, 2015

I am so sorry for your loss. Know that your love DID make a difference.....addiction is a very powerful foe.....she is no longer feeling that struggle.

Posted by Dennis - North Highlands, CA - touched by your story   April 25, 2015

Candle

Please accept my Deepest Sympathies

Posted by Scott Chamberland - St.Agatha, ME   April 25, 2015

God have mercy on her soul. May she rest in Peace. AMEN

Posted by Angela - shrub oak, NY   April 25, 2015

May God Bless and give your family peace and strength only he can give. I lost my son to addiction in 2006. I feel your pain..

Posted by Kathy Haun - Knoxville, TN   April 25, 2015

To the Parks Family: I heard your story on NPR's Morning Edition earlier this week, and felt compelled to reach out. I wanted to offer my deepest condolences, as well as my profound gratitude for your honesty and courage. In 1992, my best friend since childhood died of a heroin overdose; she was 24. My grief was compounded by her family's decision not to mention her cause of death in her obituary, nor discuss it at her funeral, where I was a speaker; there was nowhere for me to appropriately express my anger. In acknowledging Molly's overdose, you've not only offered (hopefully) a wake-up call to others, you've also provided an opportunity for her friends, and for you, to address all aspects of your grief. In a way I can't articulate, you've also allowed me to process my own grief, as well. Thank you.

Again, I send my heartfelt sympathy for your loss. Grieving never ends, but I hope that, at some point, the weight will become bearable for all of you, and you can find some measure of peace.

Posted by Jessica Bernstein - New Paltz, NY   April 25, 2015

My heart goes out to you. I lost a cousin ton heroin 6 years ago. This heroin epidemic is too far reaching. We need to find a way to stop it. Prayers to your family

Posted by Linda - MA   April 25, 2015

Candle

"I am so sorry for the loss of your daughter. I will be praying for you and your family. Thank you for sharing your story and I am sure that it will help someone else in this same situation. God Bless You."

Posted by Layriashaun McGowan - Byram, MS   April 25, 2015

I pray that all the descions you made difficult and easy with grant you peace and you struggle with your lost and are able to rest knowing she truly loved you.

Posted by sally olivarez - san Antonio, TX - a parent who fears addiction   April 25, 2015

Candle

My prayers are to your love ones.You are at peace. In my thoughts.

Posted by peggy mc.daniels - Shickshinny, PA   April 25, 2015

I am so sorry for your loss. I cried watching the video of your lovely daughter, sister, and granddaughter. When I hear stories like this I always think, "There but by the grace of God go I." Thank you for your honesty and openness about Molly's struggles. I wish more people were this honest - it makes a difference, and you never know who may be helped by your honest sharing. God bless you and all of your family during this very difficult time.

Posted by Karen - FL - touched by your story   April 25, 2015

Candle

May God bless you, so sorry for your loss,praying

Posted by Linda duke - land o lakes, FL - Not related   April 25, 2015

Candle

First and foremost my condolences to the family. Thank you for sharing her story and being honest I had a father that was addicted to heroin. It's very painful painful situation to have to deal with at such a young age my Father didn't overdose but he was murdered over that evil drug.

Posted by Rae Silva - Oxnard, CA - I'm not   April 25, 2015

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Thank you for sharing Molly's story. I feel for you profoundly.

My 26 year old son is fighting heroin addiction. His addiction has destroyed trust and family relationships. Just 6 months ago, he was in a 30 day in-house treatment center. He started using again the day after he got out. He's using $100/day in heroin (a fatal amount for most people) and he's in serious debt. Every night is restless as I worry that, if the addiction doesn't kill him, a drug dealer will. I remember my son as a kind, loving person. As a young adult and a user of 5 years or so, I doubt he remembers very much of his adult life before he started using.

My son is not victim and neither are other drug addicts. They made a choice to use it and they knew it was highly addictive before they used it. Kids know more about the drugs they use than we their parents do and they chose to use anyway. Usually, they are escaping something rather than seeking something.

We are a middle-class suburban family of four. Drugs are in every neighborhood, not just the poor communities. As a family, we are at the point of now knowing where to turn next. We have sought multiple treatment centers and spoke with numerous counselors.

Each night, we hope he makes it to the next. It's a terrible tragedy that Molly didn't. We are grieving deeply with you. I can say, without reservation, that you did everything you could have. An addict has to want to quit and to be receptive to help since heroin is a demon that isn't beaten alone.

God bless you and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Ken Loseman - Chesterield, MO - Unrelated   April 25, 2015

I hope that you all know that you did everything you could; I hope you never second guess yourselves or let the what-ifs consume you. Addiction is so very powerful.. I know that by you sharing how your beautiful daughter died, someone somewhere was helped.....I know I was. May God bless you all.

Posted by Lorra Allen - pittsburgh, PA - distant friend   April 25, 2015

I am so sorry for your loss. As I read the obituary, I found myself reflecting back to almost 9 years ago, when my 24 yr old daughter passed as a result of a hereon overdose. Your inspirational thoughts and writings have given me the opportunity to continuing healing from the tragedy. Once again I am deeply sorry for your loss.

Posted by Tim Bennett - Rockford, IL   April 25, 2015

My prayers and thought will be sent above for you

Posted by Morgan LeBan - Downers Grove, IL   April 25, 2015

When I read about this on the internet, I had to leave a note in the Guestbook. I am so sorry to hear about your loss and understand the heartache you are experiencing. I lost my brother who lived an addict's life for 20 years on the streets as a homeless person. It took it's toll on all of us - never knowing where he was, if he was dead or alive, ill and hurting. It is as painful for the people and family who love them as it is for the person themselves. My heart goes out to all of you and my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by S. O'Malley - Glendale, AZ - a person who was moved   April 25, 2015

May the lord be with you all during this hard time in your lives. My life is affected by heroin ,as my daughter is addicted

Posted by D. Brunnerr - las vegas, NV - friend   April 25, 2015

I am so sorry for your loss. I appreciate and respect your openness and desire to use your struggle to help others in need. That takes a lot of courage. Your family will be in my prayers.

Posted by Megan Burns - NY   April 25, 2015

May you stay strong during these difficult times. Please, never forget that you did all you could and you never gave up on Molly. God Bless!

Posted by Cori Birchett - Howell, MI - Someone praying for you   April 25, 2015

I am sorry to hear about Molly she sounds like a beautiful young lady .I don't no what I would
do if I lost one of my daughters. You sound lik an amazing family. I just lost my sister and it

has been very difficult. My prayers are with you.
Mike,
Madison,CT

Posted by Mike Celone - Madison, CT - Not related   April 25, 2015

My thoughts prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Nicole - Buffalo, NY   April 25, 2015

Sorry to hear about your loss. As someone with a brother fighting alcohol addiction, I can understand the heartache, and the fear of going through life not knowing what is happening with the addict, whether they are sober or not, alive or not, in jail or a hospital.. I appreciate your candor in telling Molly's story, as I fear it may come to the same for me and my family.
Lord, You know exactly what Molly's family is going through. You understand the pain of losing a beloved child, just as Tom and Patti do. Please grant them strength, comfort and peace, knowing that they are covered in the prayers of the entire world, and the love of their Heavenly Father. In Jesus' name,
Amen!

Posted by Clint DeAngelis - North Ridgeville, OH - unrelated   April 25, 2015

Candle

My condolences to your family. I pray that your heartfelt words touch someone who is struggling with addiction and that they reach out for help. Love and prayers to you and your family.

Posted by Lisa Perry - Renton,, WA   April 25, 2015

Candle

My condolences for the loss of Molly and my gratitude for your honesty. This brutal epidemic is nationwide and robbing us of our youth. May your courage and strength guide you through this journey.

Posted by Adele Kannenberg - Cold Spring, NY - Mourner   April 25, 2015

Candle

thank you for sharing this story. This beautiful young girl has made such an impact on many lives.....
"One girls story opens hearts of thousands across the world! Molly is soaring with the Angels."
The beast did not win this one!
*fly beautiful girl,you are making a impact now for ones still lost and suffering from addiction.
(Keep on keeping on hun) Somewhere there is someone lost in dark moments,reading this.....Molly reaching out her helping hand.......
*Thankyou Molly,your story is the light in that darkness.
You may be gone sweet girl but you are living on.

Posted by Missy Matherne - Baton Rouge, LA - Not related   April 25, 2015

Candle

I live in Pittsfield, MA, One of my Daughters friends shared this on her FB newsfeed. I felt compelled to offer my condolences, as my Daughter also died of an overdose on 1/23/2013. Thank you for your honesty.

Posted by Lisa Burnham - Pittsfield, MA - not related   April 25, 2015

Rest in peace friend may you touch lots of lifes.

Posted by Lindsay Drake - Norwich, NY - New Friend   April 25, 2015

Candle

May she finally RIP. My prayers are with you. We also have a son that got mixed up with drugs and the wrong people. I feel your loss. May God be with you.

Posted by Gary Landis - Palm Coast, FL - I an not   April 25, 2015

My prayers are with you, the family of this beautiful woman. It is very inspiring that you have thought of a way to reach out to others even in your time of loss. Drug abuse often has a face, but you Parks family, have given it a heart. May Molly rest in peace.

Posted by Terris Turner - Fayetteville, NC   April 25, 2015

Deepest condolences for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Brian Wilson - Harwich, MA   April 25, 2015

I am so sorry for your loss, thank you for reminding me how bad drugs are. Still in recovery,,,,,,thanks to you and Molly...God Bless

Posted by Lisa - OR   April 25, 2015

Candle

I'm very sorry for your lost

Posted by Patricia Chism - Fort Worth, TX   April 25, 2015

Thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. You have shown such love and strength to your daughter by being an advocate to the cause. May you all find peace in your hearts.

Posted by Kari Nye - Allison Park, PA - none   April 25, 2015

I was very saddened to hear about your daughter. I read the obituary, and I was glad to read how you remembered her life honestly as a way to help others before another daughter or son dies from addition. I will pray for peace for you and your family as well as sending you my love. As you come to terms with her death and continue your life journey; my hope is that your words reaches others. I do not know your family, but just to let you know that I care and I am deeply saddened.

Posted by Karen - Hayes, VA   April 25, 2015

I also have a grandaughter who we have tried to help to no avail, please accept our condolonces for your loss.Maybe if i share this post she will read it.Thank you for sharing part of your daughter with us.

Posted by Marge - any city, OH - not related   April 24, 2015

Candle

I grieve for and with you. Knowing that addiction touches just about every family in some form or fashion, hence the encompassing show of support you receive from so many, I wish for you and yours all the understanding, comfort, and peace that love for your daughter will clothe you in.

Posted by D. A. Turnipseed - College Park, GA   April 24, 2015

My condolences to your family. Your message I believe is an important one that everyone should listen to. Thoughts and prayers coming your way.

Posted by cindy - VA   April 24, 2015

A beautiful woman with a brave family.

Posted by Mo - Bridgewater, MA - mother of an addict   April 24, 2015

God Bless your beautiful soul, Molly Alice. Rest in Peace. Many thanks to your loving parents for sharing. I pray this touches my heroin addicted son.

Posted by Kelly - Scottsdale, AZ   April 24, 2015

To Molly's Parents n Family, i am truely sorry. I know from experience that Molly suffered w her addiction. I drank n drugged for 25yrs, i am 18yrs sober today. Addiction is a taker. My family never gave up on me nor did God! Molly has touched me so much bc i am Molly. God bless u n know Molly did love u all!

Posted by maureen maher - yonkers, NY - someone who cares   April 24, 2015

Thank you for sharing your Daughters Obituary.

Posted by Herdercine Nash - Dallas, TX   April 24, 2015

You are not alone. Our story is virtually the same. We need to wake up the world and prevent more families from the same fate. So many want to escape reality and the "pain" of life. I need my pain; it is what makes me who I am! It tells me I AM ALIVE! Don't sugar coat the world to your children. Life is tough, embrace it, fight it, Live it, enjoy it (the good and the bad).
My deepest sympathy to everyone that loved Molly. Celebrate the good things, remember the happy times. Choose to live a good life that others want to follow.

Posted by Michael Wolanski - Avon Lake, OH - experience   April 24, 2015

Such a terrible loss. My most heartfelt sympathies. Rest in peace, Molly.

Posted by Sarah Matthews - Lakewood, NY   April 24, 2015

Iam so very sorry for your loss, this addiction is a epidemic. Did not know your daughter and we are from MI,my son is in re-hab presently for so many times Ive lost count. Jail and even prison not hurting anyone but himself. He also was a wonderful kid,and has a daughter which the only blessing that happened during herione, both mother and my son. We thought prison might help-not. I have gone very public on facebook and admire your being so through your horriable pain-I do imagine myself in your situation at least Ive been through all leading to her untimely death. Just by speaking up may help others-thank you and God Bless

Posted by Jackie Kozma - fremont, MI - not related   April 24, 2015

Candle

My condolences to you and your family. I too am recovering from Heroin and Meth and the fight never ends. It broke my heart to read about the loss of your beautiful daughter, and my prayers are with you and your family. She is now in a better place and does not have to be in pain anymore from this terrible addiction. I pray that you and your family are able to get through this difficult time knowing that she is now an angel watching over you forever.

Posted by April Williams - Sterling, CO - no relation   April 24, 2015

Candle

I lost my twin sister at the age of 49 to this evil, menacing addiction. Not only did she end her life, but she also killed her daughter who just graduated from high school in September 2014. Drugs have no limits to age, income, etc. My condolences and prayers go out to you and for family, and I APPLAUD the family for being so candid in words that I am sure were difficult to write, but so profound, at the same time.

Posted by Cathi D - San Diego, CA - unrelated   April 24, 2015

Candle

I don't know Molly or her family, or even any of her friends. I however, stumbled acrossed this story online somewhere and couldn't resist to say my condolences to her loved ones she has left behind. I am a recovering addict, my mother and father are both addicts. It is truly a challenge both being an addict, and being a loved one of an addict. I wish you nothing but peace, your daughter will no longer have to feel the pain and struggle, us addicts face, now that she has passed. God bless.

Posted by Tiffany Youngworth - New Castle, PA - no relation   April 24, 2015

Candle

My name is Lisa and like your daughter I had a horrible addiction to Herion and over came the addiction only after doing prison time I have been clean for three years now, my thoughts and prayers are with you as I truly know what the family goes through. She is with God now and out of pain

Posted by Lisa Torres - New Orleans,, LA - No   April 24, 2015

You are so courageous to share your pain so candidly. Addiction is a family problem as it affects the entire family. I have watched my brother destroy his life for 8 years. Sobriety never seems to last. I won't give up on him! God bless you in your sorrow.

Posted by A.Law - Ninety Six, SC - no relation   April 24, 2015

She is with the Master and in his hands we know she will find peace that she didn't have on earth. God bless you and your family.

Val, AZ

Posted by Val Knifht    April 24, 2015

Very touching story told thru images of your beautiful daughter. Drugs is such an addiction and can be so destructive of so many people that don't even use them. I am so sorry for your loss and the pain that you are dealing with. God has received another angel to look after you and your family during this time. Molly will always be with you. If your tribute can save one life out there it will would be a miracle sent from God. All my blessing to you and you family.

Posted by Cookie - Nashville, TN   April 24, 2015

There really are no words for the depth of loss that you are going through especially when the person was on such a destructive path. I have experienced this in my own family though it wasn't drugs but a combination of circumstances that led my brother to his death. At the end I did not even know how to pray for him because of his decisions. My heartfelt sympathy for all you and your family are facing without your loved one.

Posted by Karen Metz - Grand Prairie, TX - not   April 24, 2015

So very sorry for your loss. No words can ease the pain or fill the emptiness. Only a God full of mercy and grace can do that. SO this day I ask God to wrap His arms around you and hold you and love you as no one else can.
Shalom

Posted by Pennie - east, TX - mom,sister,daughter,grandmom   April 24, 2015

May God Bless you for your courage in writing this story of Molly. I lost a niece to an overdose, and my sister would not tell anyone how she died, not even family. I am so very sorry for your loss and pain.

Posted by Susan Riley - Port Lavaca, TX   April 24, 2015

My condolences to the family. I know what it is like to deal with someone so addicted to drugs that nothing else matters. It tears families apart and lives end too soon. May Molly rest in peace. Her struggle is over.

Posted by Debra Galvin - Hamilton Canada - stranger   April 24, 2015

I still struggle with the pain of losing my 25yr old daughter to heroin in 2006. It's a devastating addiction that effects all who love the person. My wish is that we could all join together and fight to eliminate this heroin epidemic. I hope you will find peace and comfort in knowing how many lives you've touched and that Molly's story is being heard worldwide. What a beautiful angel. God be with you.

Posted by Judy L. - Chicago, IL - Grieving Parent   April 24, 2015

Candle

I'm so sorry for your loss. Thank you for your honesty. It's sure to help someone.

Posted by Cassie - WA   April 24, 2015

thank you for your candid sharing of grief. I believe.

Posted by Joanne - Fremont, OH - related thru understanding   April 24, 2015

To the Parks Family,
Molly is without pain now and hopefully you will be also in time.

Posted by Bob Flaige - Jacksonville, FL   April 24, 2015

God bless you!!!

Posted by Wilhelmina Hackney - Atlanta, GA - No   April 24, 2015

My thoughts and prayers are with this family, I know how hard it is to lose someone from addiction, I have experienced it first hand and now am helping by working as an addiction counselor. I believe Molly's story will help other familys and people suffering from addiction. Continue to stay strong and carry on this powerful message. Thank you Amanda Steward from Adair, Iowa

Posted by Amanda Steward - Adair, IA - fan of the family   April 24, 2015

My condolences to your family during this difficult time. Having a family member who is fighting an addiction takes a tremendous toll on all, the addict, family and friends. As you watch a love one struggle, the heartache and pain you feel for them is overwhelming at times. Taking that first step is not easy, but that first step leads to another and another. Thank you for sharing your story of Molly with us. May you find peace in your heart...

Posted by Mari Justus - Suwanee, GA   April 24, 2015

Candle

I too had a son Andrew that got caught up in this horrible drug. He passed away on March 22, 2012 . He was only 20 years old. He was my life. I know what you are going thru but , I wish I didn't. My heart breaks for you and the family.
God Bless you and the family. My heart aches for you.
You will be in my prayers.
Sincerely,
The Townsleys, Harrisburg , Pa.

Posted by Carolyn Townsley - Harrisburg, PA - not   April 24, 2015

God bless you all. Molly is beautiful. Remember the good times they are still there. Bon voyage sweet darling.

Posted by A friend   April 24, 2015

Thoughts and prayers to you.

Posted by Linda canham - Hampton, VA   April 24, 2015

Candle

I am so sorry for your loss. My son is a 25 year old heroin addict. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Posted by Lee Ann Hanners - Topeka, KS   April 24, 2015

I was so sad to read about the loss of your beautiful daughter. Your candid message really touched me and I see that I am not alone. I said a prayer for Molly and I will keep your family in my prayers as well. I wish you peace and comfort.

Posted by Muriel Speicher - Johns Creek, GA   April 24, 2015

So sorry for the loss of your daughter. Your words are being heard. Hope you find peace in knowing that you are helping people.

Posted by Katie Salvia - Paso Robles, CA   April 24, 2015

God bless your family! and Rip Molly, you are an angel in my book. So sad that your young life and amazing spirit were taken by this poison! I pray that your story saves many lives!

Posted by Cassandra Harris - Huntsville, AL - a fan   April 24, 2015

From Patricia Green

Posted by Patricia Green - Newton, TX - A Mother,Grandmother   April 24, 2015

Candle

So sorry for your loss, take comfort she is not struggling anymore. I know what you all have been through. My brother is on meth. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Elizabeth Brannon - Lyman, SC   April 24, 2015

Candle

I am so sorry for your loss. I, too, lost my daughter to an overdose on 2/2/2013, she was 40. I know how you feel, I tried and tried, but nothing worked. My prayers are with your family.

Posted by Kathy B. - Upstate (Catskill Mtn area), NY   April 24, 2015

Wishing peace and light for Molly and her family.

Posted by Brian Benoit - MA   April 24, 2015

Candle

RIP Molly,I want to thank your family as a recovering heroin addict myself for their honesty and courage.I am grateful today to be a survivor of the heroin epidemic.I know all to well the horrors of addiction,I lost 2 friends last week.RIP Mike and Ronny.
Sincerely,
Michelle McKay,grateful recovering addict

Posted by Michelle Lee McKay - Dorchester, MA - addict in recovery   April 24, 2015

My heart is breaking, and I am crying, after reading this obituary. I am 62 years old, and after fighting heroin addiction for many years in the 1970's, I got clean in 1981, only to find myself alone, and fighting an addiction to prescribed opiate for neck surgery. Addiction has no boundaries, no discrimination. For such a beautiful young life, a beautiful young lady-I have a 19 year old daughter who is "experimenting" with opiates, and a 35 year old daughter who is in and out of jail and rehab for opiate addiction-to be taken by this evil demon, is almost too much to bear. There are no words to help ease your pain, and all I can do is say, please, everyone, do whatever you can, to stand by someone's side, and help them fight with their demons, hold their hand, walk with them,and maybe, just maybe, they can come out of the dark, and be happy, and know how to love, and live, and share life.

Posted by Jim - Mount Carmel, PA - friend   April 24, 2015

My condolences on the loss of your precious daughter, sister and friend. This, this final gift to her, is a testament to familial love and beacon of hope for so many who similarly battle drug addiction. Far too many feel hopeless, unloved and worthless as they strugglesometimes victoriously and other times not. I know that this has inspired many to give their loved ones one more phone call, one more hug and one more chance. And that, like Molly, is a thing of beauty.

Posted by Anita - MD   April 24, 2015

I heard about this on a radio station in Indiana. Your message is far reaching. I then read about Molly after researching on the internet. Molly seemed to have lead a life full of memories that she has left behind for you. I am deeply touched by your desire to help others during your time of tragic loss. Thank you for sharing and trying to help others.

Posted by Ann Meyer    April 24, 2015

Thank you for your courage in showing the world that a person is more than their addiction. They are loved. Blessings as you mourn the loss of your child.

Posted by Maureen Woodsum - Boston, MA - someone who loves an addict   April 24, 2015

I struggle with alcoholism and addiction and reading this really touched me. I am sorry for your loss. This reminds me of how important it is for me to stay sober. (Coming up on 90 days!) My family was supportive when I went to rehab last summer. Again, I'm so sorry you lost your daughter, but I appreciate your honesty about her struggles with addiction.

Posted by Marja Morgan - Seattle, WA   April 24, 2015

Candle

I am so sorry for your loss........I too lost my son to an overdose!
I too wrote about my son and asked that others stop using and get help and was chastised for it.....good on you for speaking the truth.....if that truth can help at least one person then your words were well worth writing.
May she now rest in peace!

Posted by M. Thomson - Mission, BC - friend   April 24, 2015

Your loss is immeasurable. The strength you have in speaking out about the truth is remarkable. Bless you and your family.

Posted by Jennifer Oakes - VANCOUVER, WA   April 24, 2015

Candle

Be at peace.Some good you may never be aware of has come from your story.

Posted by lorene soos - candor, NY   April 24, 2015

Candle

May this horrible thing become a helping hand for others. God bless Molly and her family.
The Hauer's, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, April 24, 2015

Posted by L Hauer    April 24, 2015

My heart goes out to your family. It is very courageous of you to be open and honest I pray it helps another family. you are in my thoughts and prayers

Jennifer S

Posted by Jennifer s - Detroit, MI - supporter of thefamily   April 24, 2015

I am sorry for your loss, I have two sons who have dealt with drug addiction and thank God came out the other side, I always worried this would their result. I will keep you in my prayers and hope this stops another family from losing a child - too soon.

Posted by Debbie - East Wenatchee, WA   April 24, 2015

To the entire Park family, I admire your honesty regarding the death of Molly. A very painful choice,a revelation of your family life and how society views the family unit. Her death, her choice, yet so very painful a loss for the family. Her DVD showed an intact family ,a little girl growing up and the impact this loss will forever have on those viewing it. Perhaps a shorter version could be shown as an educational tool at schools or community events. Again your honesty, so brave, for a terrible loss in your lives

Posted by Rhonda Brown - Foster, RI - None   April 24, 2015

Candle

We've lost a good friend to the clutches of addiction, too. Addiction isn't a choice; it swoops in and takes over lives, ruining many in the end. Our thoughts are with you, and may your previous daughter [only a mere 7 months older than myself], rest in peace.

Posted by Nicole Case - Carlisle, PA - Passer-by.   April 24, 2015

Very sorry for the loss of Molly and for the struggles she and you have endured. We, too, are fighting the same battle with our son. Thank you for the courage to post the story in the obituary. You never know when or what might make a difference in some life.

Posted by Mike R. - San Antonio, TX - spiritually   April 24, 2015

Candle

So sorry for your loss, GOD BLESS!!!!

Posted by Marlene - sayreville nj, NJ - other   April 24, 2015

Candle

I am so very sorry for your loss. We've been fighting this battle for 4 years now. Praying for your and your family at this most difficult time.

Posted by Debbie - Hudson, MA   April 24, 2015

Candle

My thoughts are with you all, sending prayers of strength and comfort.

Posted by Kim Saggio - MT   April 24, 2015

I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter. Thank you for your honesty in sharing Molly's story with such dignity and love. Touching so many people you do not know is a gift that Molly will continue to give to all of us. Wishing you strength and peace at such a difficult and sad time.

Posted by A mom who was touched by your story - CT   April 24, 2015

Candle

I just read the story on your daughter and want to say how very very sorry I am for your loss. May you find peace in the good memories you have and in knowing she no longer has to struggle but is prayfully walking on streets of gold now.

Posted by Bernadette Graham - Middletown, CT   April 24, 2015

Je partage votre chagrin. Je vous exprime toute ma sympathie. J'ai perdu un fils dans un accident.

Posted by Pierre Liénardy - Tournai, UM   April 24, 2015

God Bless Her may she sing with the Angels
Belleville, NJ

Posted by Angela Laterza - Belleville, NJ   April 24, 2015

Candle

I am very sorry to hear of your loss. But I feel that perhaps Molly has gone to a more at ease place in this world. Molly will always be with you in spirit. In my life time, I as well have lost someone very dear to me due to the same addiction. Our relation ship was a bumpy one at times, but we knew we each "Loved" each other. I just want to send a massive "HUG" to all of you. Now it is time to heal and take care of one another.

Posted by LISA - CAMPBELL RIVER, B.C.   April 24, 2015

So sorry for your loss. I lost my son on 02/03/12 to this terrible devil. I will keep Molly and all of you in my prayers.

Posted by Kyle Burkhart - Bethel Park, PA - Fellow Parent   April 24, 2015

Candle

Rip . Sorry for your loss. Drugs ruins family's it's has mine as well.

Posted by Sophie kelly - alliance, OH   April 24, 2015

Candle

May you only remember the good parts of Molly. You have shown great strength in sharing her story and your grief.

Posted by Michelle Kite - Overland Park, KS   April 24, 2015

My condolences & sorry for your loss - your story is touching the lives of many & can be related to many.
Thunder Bay, ON

Posted by Brittany Banks - Thunder Bay, ON   April 24, 2015

My heart goes out to Molly and her family you are all very brave to be so outwardly spoken about her heroin addiction knowing now she Is drug free and at peace from such a horrible demon I can certainly empathize with you all. I too lost a son in loving memory of my son Sean Dane Williams 1971-1999.even though it will soon be 15 years of his tragic end of his life it is always like yesterday when I tell people that I lost a son , they always ask can I ask how and without any hesitation I strongly and firmly state he died of a heroin overdose ! This is definately the devil of all drugs
I pray for my Son, Sean and your Molly's story to reach all of our young children today and each day to help save one child from this horrible addiction thank you for sharing your beautiful daughter's story may God bless you and your family
I have read each and every entry to her memorial book and my heart sheds tears with each of the ones that have or are being affected with this awful addiction
sending hugs and prayers to each of you

Posted by Delores Roberts - Pace, FL   April 24, 2015

Candle

Prayers for this family. May your loved one rest in eternal peace.

Posted by Erica W. - Goodlettsville, TN   April 24, 2015

I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. As a new parent, I can't imagine what you or your family has gone through in order to avoid this terrible tragedy. Know that you did all that you could do and that she is now at peace. Sending you strength and love as you go through this difficult time. - a parent from Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Posted by A parent - Calgary - sending support   April 24, 2015

Candle

Be at peace now.. just be at peace. Life often gets in the way of living!

You will be together again one day.

Posted by Tori Tracy TORITRACY.COM - Newport Beach, CA   April 24, 2015

Candle

My heart goes out to you all. We lost my beautiful cousin Brittany 2 years ago to this same disease. Prayers for you and your family. May Molly fly high with her Angels <3>

Posted by Kimberley Simkins - Danville, IN - Fellow griever   April 24, 2015

I have never actually met Molly however my thoughts, prayers and healing energy's are with you. My hope is that your honesty and openness will bring awareness to this growing epidemic that is stealing away so many beautiful souls, so many young beautiful souls. I always liked to believe that everything happens for a reason however its very hard to fathom the reasoning behind something so tragic. I pray that Molly's story will help dawn light on this ever so dim subject. I wish I could say it gets easier but that isn't true the loss just becomes more accepted as time goes on and you mold your life around the missing piece. Be strong and carry on Molly's name and message, she will be there to help every step of the way. Love and Light xo

Posted by Meg-In Recovery - Saugus, MA - Friend   April 24, 2015

I am so deeply sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter. I heard Tom on the radio last night and I could relate so much to what he said. I lost my son Adam at age 24 also. He took his own life. I am praying no one has to go through this horrible pain. Love to you all.

Posted by Karen Grondine - Dracut, MA   April 24, 2015

So sorry for your loss.

Posted by Timm Davison - Seattle, WA - Not related   April 24, 2015

Candle

I am very sorry for your loss. Your Molly was beautiful. It sadness my heart you had to loose her to such a devastating disease. The diease causes a lot if pain to loved ones around her who had to see her go through what tradgeically happened to be a fatal condition for your daughter. Bless her. She is in God's hands. He always has the cure.

Posted by Amelia Holt - Atlanta, GA - kindred spirit   April 24, 2015

my heartfelt condolences to the family of Molly .. I've never met her but reading her obituary made me think .. I do myself struggle with an addiction .. alcohol .. and some days are better .. just go day by day .. hour by hour if you have to .. thank you for sharing <3>

Posted by Trish Kakegamic - Sioux Lookout , Ontario Cana   April 24, 2015

Candle

My sincere condolences for your loss

Posted by Jon - Bangkok - citizen   April 24, 2015

Thank you...for saying what others are too lost in grief, denial or their own addictions to share... Out of the pain of your loss, may others find wisdom and courage to save themselves and/or the will and fortitude to aid others in battling the ice cold grip of slavery in which they are mired from this insidious drug... Blessings to your family and your lost child... May peace find you in the memories that allow her to continue living in your hearts and dreams...

Posted by Stefani Crouse - Rutland County, VT - Touched Observer of no relation   April 24, 2015

Although I am a stranger to your family, I am not a stranger to the pain and sorrow that must be gripping you at this time. I applaud you for being up-front about Molly's struggle. It is important that people speak out about what really is an epidemic that is killing young people. Heroin is no longer the drug of the seedy dark corners of the inner-city. It is taking hold of children with supportive, loving homes, ruining the lives of those who love them, and devastating families and loved ones. You have shown such courage at a time when you are experiencing your greatest pain. This candid portrait of your beautiful Molly will help others see the light.
As the parent of a heroin addict, I speak frankly about this all the time. I am not ashamed. My daughter was raised in a household with a strong family; we gave her everything, taught her right from wrong, we sent her to college. None of this was any match for the drug that tore her from our lives and reality, killed her dreams, and left her life as a disaster from which she will always be recovering.
I am so truly sorry for the loss of your daughter, and the pain this causes all of you. Thank you for sending a message of love and courage and showing the human side of the disease of addiction. It should not be hidden, it should be confronted, as you have done. Your daughter was truly beautiful, and truly much loved. May she rest in peace.

Posted by Melanie Erickson - Rockville, MD - Read the story.   April 24, 2015

Prayers for strength, peace, and hope to you. For sharing your story so that others may see the consequences of addiction, thank you, I am sure that took great courage. Until you meet again. So sorry for the loss of your Molly.

Posted by Molly Fogg - Novi, MI - not related   April 24, 2015

I am so very sorry for your tragic loss. It is so moving to see how you have touched the world with your story. I also felt compelled to let you know how amazing I think it is that you spoke the truth about your child's struggle. We lost my brother to suicide. Awareness is the only way to help. Thank you. May God hold you all in his warm embrace as you search for a way to find some peace in your hearts.

Posted by Teresa Iacuzzi - OH - Fellow survivor of loss   April 24, 2015

Candle

I'm glad this story is "going viral", as an addict in recovery, I cannot express how much 12 Step programs have helped save my life. If you don't have AA or NA in your area, help start groups. If the meetings aren't that great, drive to other areas or start new meetings. I cannot express the therapeutic value of looking into someone else's eyes who says "I know, I've been there, AND THERE'S HOPE." If the addict in your life won't go to meetings, ask them to search online for meetings. The Fellowships work. They save lives.

Posted by Anon - MA   April 24, 2015

Candle

Reading this while listening to Beth Harts "Sister Heroine" brought me to tears, all the way here in Norway. Thanks for sharing, and thanks for making me get in touch with my emotions this day. Much love to you in theese tough times, and take care of yourselves. May her soul find endless laughter, peace and joy.

Posted by Jim - Norway   April 24, 2015

My deepest condelence. Raymond, Norway

Posted by Raymond Johnsen    April 24, 2015

My heart breaks for your family. I know the struggles of heroin addiction all to well, and I applaud your straightforwardness. I am saddened by the loss of your daughter, niece, sister, friend, co-worker. It is my hope that people who read the obituary you wrote, and see Molly's struggle with heroin, can open their eyes to this epidemic. Addict's and their family members have to understand what it is they're risking by ingesting this drug. It is my hope that people who see and read this, like myself, can reach out to the addict that is suffering, and gain a better understanding of the addiction. By publishing Molly's Obituary just the way you wrote it, I know Will Save at least One Life, and with that being accomplished, Molly's life will continue. Thank you for your honesty. You have my deepest sympathy. Sincerely, Michael Manley.

Posted by Michael Manley - Quincy, MA - Friend of Bill W.   April 24, 2015

Candle

My condolences to family and friends, I pray her obituary will help someone who is struggling with an addiction as well. My God Bless and keep your family strong during this difficult time.

--P Johnson, Queen City,TX

Posted by P JOHNSON - QUEEN CITY, TX   April 24, 2015

My condolences to you and your family. I did not know Molly, but was deeply touched by your story. I am so sorry for your loss, and so moved that you had the courage to open up this conversation.

Posted by Jennifer Linskey - Brunswick, ME - not related   April 24, 2015

As the saying goes, the truth shall set you free. I hope the truth in this obituary will be a wake up call to others. Thank you for your bravery in setting the record straight about her life. I'm sorry you lost the good parts of her when the addiction won.

Posted by Tracey Allen - Derry, NH - Reader of the Union Leader   April 24, 2015

I am so sorry for your loss. What a beautiful tribute to Molly. If your openness helps to save one person, at least her death won't be in vain.

Posted by Cindy Vormittag - lynchburg, VA - stranger   April 24, 2015

I am very sorry to hear of your loss. I've lost family members to addiction as well and the struggle is heartbreaking as is the loss. I hope your family finds peace and comfort during their grief. - Karen USA

Posted by Karen H - Ohio, USA, OH - Not related   April 24, 2015

Dear Parks Family,
Please accept my sincere sympathy on the loss of your beautiful, unique daughter, sister and grandchild, Molly Alice Parks. Your direct, honest obituary is the highest tribute to her; please know that. For many years I worked as a defense attorney in the Buffalo City Court Treatment Courts. Barry A. Zavah, Esq., Assistant Erie County District Attorney was the prosecutor. Together we watched as the use of crack cocaine gave way to the tsunami of prescription drug and then street heroin use. Every one of us has an obligation to look this epidemic in the eye, to see it for what it is doing to our young people and our society. You did this in Molly's obituary. It is a grueling battle, as you described. Hope is out there. It's my hope that reinforcements--help from insurance companies and legislators, innovative treatment from the medical community--will reach us soon. To Molly's associates and anyone struggling with addiction: PLANT your body in rehab or whatever treatment you can find, until your mind and spirit hear the whisper of healing and recovery. Bless the Parks Family. May Molly Alice rest in peace.

Posted by Danielle H. Maichle, Esq. - Buffalo, NY   April 24, 2015

Candle

My deepest sympathies to Molly's family and friends during this heartbreaking time.
After reading her story and the obituary left by her father, I'm completely shell shocked & feel shaken to the core. I really identify with Molly - we're the same age and gender, even share some of the same hobbies.
My life is currently being destroyed by opiate and amphetamine addiction, and it's only dumb luck that Molly's fate wasn't mine instead.
To her family and friends - again, I am so so sorry for your loss and for the pain caused by addicts and their addiction - we don't mean to, but do inevitably wind up hurting the people that we love the most.

Posted by jessie - melbourne, austrlia - fellow addict   April 24, 2015

Although I don't know you or you family I want to let you know I'm praying for healing and to thank you for your brave, generous message to other in hopes that it prevents another family to suffer such a loss. May Gid Bless Molly and your beloved family ❤

Posted by Sue L - MI - None   April 24, 2015

I am so very sorry for your loss, as a mother of a heroin addict myself I am always scared of getting 'that call'. You are a very brave person I hope even if it is one person that reads this obit that they can be saved. This is an epidemic that has no bounds and effects so many, it doesn't matter age, sex, ethnic or economic group. The family suffers as much as the addict. May God grant you and your family peace and know people are praying for you.

Posted by Anita M. - Michigan, MI   April 24, 2015

Candle

I am so sorry for your loss <3>

Posted by Monica    April 24, 2015

May your family remember all the good memories.

Posted by Christine Wayland - Austin, TX   April 24, 2015

I can not imagine your pain and sorrow. My prayers are with and I pray your honesty touches those still struggling. There is hope! There is help! Don't give up. Reach out to an addictions specialist, find an opiate replacement treatment center. Get help. Heroin is a very real and horribly addictive substance and you don't have to do this on your own.

Posted by Marti Mefford - Arlington, VA   April 24, 2015

I am so moved by your incredibly noble desire to reach others when your pain must be virtually intolerable. God bless your family and Molly - her legacy through you will touch and save countless lives. Her life made a difference.

Posted by Mary Myers - San Antonio, TX - read Molly's story in news   April 24, 2015

I hope that your family and molly find peace, and that the strength that you have shown in telling Molly's story helps others.

Posted by michael burke - rockaway, NJ   April 24, 2015

Candle

I have to say, this obit really touched me. My oldest child's father died from a heroin overdose as well, back in April of 1999. I was in complete shock. I feel your pain. I wish I could have done more and knew more about addiction. I was still young and innocent and left to raise a child without a father. My deepest condolences. Much love and many prayers...

Posted by Angel - Friend   April 24, 2015

My heart goes out to you all. It is a wonderful tribute that you told the truth about her addiction. This could save many lives. You are in my prayers as you go through this incredible pain.

Posted by Kelly Post - Katy, TX - Heard on the news   April 24, 2015

So sorry to hear this. Addiction is such a terrible thing. It seems that heroin (drugs)have gotten quite a hold of our children. I have a 25 yr. old son who also battles this disease. I pray that your daughters death will help struggling addicts everywhere. I can't imagine your pain. She is with God now. Prayers to your whole family RIP Miss Molly.

Posted by Erin Ross - Auburn, WA - I am not just felt the pain...   April 24, 2015

What a wonderfully blunt and honest obit. I'm sure it will wake up some families to do everything they can to help someone in their family who is also suffering from addiction. God bless you all!

Posted by Barb Finch - Just read about her story   April 24, 2015

Candle

I did not know Molly but I was touched by her story and just wanted to express my condolences. I am so deeply sorry for your loss and can only imagine the pain you must feel. She was a beautiful girl and looking at her video she seemed full of life and love.
Thank you for sharing her story with the world. Hopefully it will help other families that have loved ones who struggle with this terrible disease of addiction. May Molly rest in peace. ❤
God Bless

Posted by D. Santilli - Manchester, NH - Not related   April 24, 2015

I am so sorry for your loss, I too have lost a child 5 years ago at age 16 The opiate epidemic is over taking our children. I am a nurse by trade and do everything in my power to help the cause, I know your pain all to well and my only hope is that your memories of your beautiful daughter keep you in comfort

Posted by Tina Post - Visalia, CA - not related   April 24, 2015

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. Thank you for sharing Molly's story in her obituary. I lost my son just 2 months ago from the same battle so unfortunately we could relate to what was written. They will always be in our hearts and on our mind. I find comforted in knowing they are now in a better place and no longer struggling.

Posted by Katie Sutton - Mentor, OH   April 24, 2015

So sorry for your loss. Although I don't know her or your family, I like to think she had the same courage as you have shown. Blessings.

Posted by Elyse Nedrow - Westlake, OH - A fellow griever   April 24, 2015

Sincere sympathies. My daughter Mel died of a heroin overdose 16 years ago, two months away from her 22nd birthday. She died in Melbourne, Australia. Mel was a brilliant, generous and complex person. The war on drugs has been an abject failure. The problem needs to be treated in a more compassionate way - Portugal has the right idea with its successful policies. I saw your family's story in an Australian newspaper and felt a deep need to write. I miss Mel so much, but she did her best. Heroin certainly didn't define her - it was a small but destructive part of her life. Society must do more - you cannot rehabilitate a dead addict. They need help all along the way. Stay strong.

Posted by Neil Lade - Canberra, Australia - A dad with a similar tragic tale   April 24, 2015

Candle

Molly Alice Parks...you have touched so many new lives today...we all know you now...such a beautiful lady...see how great and special you are... to the family; thank you for loving her for 24 years...she is now such a special person to all...sincerely and with Love.......

Posted by Greg    April 24, 2015

I know you don't know me,
I'm so sorry for your loss of your daughter Molly.
Remember she always loved her family, and now is a beautiful "ANGEL" and watching over you, she is no longer suffering her struggle to addiction. I am a mother of a 33 yr old son who suffers from this disease of addiction he was given a second chance by God I feel your pain. I know no words can bring Molly back I wish they could. I admire your bravery to speak out to the world with your story and sharing. may God bless you and comfort you in this time of grieving. Rest In Peace Molly A. Parks

Posted by Pamela - Laconia, NH   April 24, 2015

I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my son to addiction 5 years ago. He was 31. He battled his demons for over 15 years. He was a wonderful man and I miss him every day. I know your pain. Just know that although there will always be a part of your heart that is missing, in time the good memories will overtake the pain and you will be able to remember the times you had with her.

Posted by Kris Wojdylak - Lodi, CA - Not related   April 24, 2015

Candle

Rest with the Angels Beautiful. Prayers to your family and friends. May God wrap your family in His arms and bring healing. I have 3 sons, twins your age and worry about their choices everyday. No parent should have to endure this loss and yet you- the parents, are strong enough to bless others by sharing your story. God Bless.

Posted by DeNean La Roche - Slidell, LA - Just a mother sending prayers.   April 24, 2015

I'm so sorry you have to go through this. I appreciate your candor in the matter. I can only imagine how much it hurts. As a parent, all I can do is be an example, and pray for my kids. Miraculously, I got clean at 21, and have been ever since. R.I.P Molly.

Posted by Alexei - Seattle, WA - Recovered addict   April 24, 2015

Candle

Bless you for sharing her story. I am so sorry for your loss and I pray that your words will help save another from becoming a victim.

Posted by Lana Gilcris - Groveton, NH - non   April 24, 2015

I'm so very sorry for the loss of your daughter, sister, and granddaughter! I pray for the peace and comfort for your family that can only come with time. I know the heartbreak and frustration of having loved ones who suffer from addiction, and how hard it is to see the self-destructive behavior. I send love and prayers from Ardmore, OK.

Posted by Carol Brown - Ardmore, OK - None   April 24, 2015

Candle

So sorry she was not able to overcome her addiction. It's very hard to do. I was a lucky one that did. I have lost several friends that could not overcome their addiction to it. People tend to want to remember them that way and that is not what their whole life was, just a part of it. Thank you for sharing your heartbreak with the world to try and help others and to remind those of us who have overcome it the dangers of a relapse. Rest easy Molly. Prayers to her loving family.

Posted by Debra Moore - Morgantown, WV   April 24, 2015

May you find the peace that addiction prevented, Molly. May your family's loving tribute help others ...

Posted by Kim McMann - upstate, NY - unrelated - came across website   April 24, 2015

Candle

Thank you for sharing your story with the world. I too have lost multiple family members to drugs of one type or another. It is so hard to watch and hope that they make the right choices. I lift your family up in prayer through these coming months and hope that your story reaches and touches those that need it the most.

Posted by Lynda Miller - Front Royal, VA   April 24, 2015

Candle

Many blessing and peace be with you during this time, May God continue to use her life and passing to bless and release others from addiction

Posted by Loretta - Lynchburg, VA   April 24, 2015

R.I.P. Molly, and my deepest sympathy to her family and Friends a life taken too short, and very sad, you were a beautiful Girl fly Angel

Posted by Dawn Friello - Pattersonville, NY - Facebook   April 24, 2015

I'm very sorry for your loss. My brother died of the same cause 21 Feb 2015. He was 32. May you have some comfort knowing she is at peace.

Posted by Mike Yearsley - Fredericksburg, VA   April 24, 2015

I'm so sorry for you loss. I admire your bravery and candor. I'm sure it will save a life.

Posted by Molly - Oswego, NY   April 24, 2015

I know no words can bring back your beloved daughter, however please keep in your hearts and minds the warmth of her kiss, the redness of her lips and the joy you felt when you first held her. The love and thoughts of many are with you and I wish your beautiful girl eternal peace.

Posted by Sean Pethick - Australia   April 23, 2015

Candle

To the family and friends of Molly- my heartfelt condolences for your tremendous loss, so very sad.
I feel compelled to comment, and can only imagine the depth of your pain.
I too am the mother of a 27 yr old daughter who suffers with the disease of addiction and I could very much feel the emotions in your words and recognize the pain you have lived through on this journey. I totally support your decision to share the reason for her death in the obituary. Its time to let the world know that addiction is a CHRONIC DISEASE and a fatal one at that, IF, remission can not be reached. It is a battle that must be fought one day at a time, with the individual always just 1 bad choice away from triggering their brain into active addiction once again.
Thank-you so much for commenting on the role of your family, and especially how hard everyone tried to save her. Your compassion was palpable! She was truly loved and knew it.
I was captured by her beauty as much as I was by your loving words Tom...what a tribute!
Your nephew's video /pictures were beautiful, thank-you for sharing.
Your daughter lives on in the hearts of many, and I wish you the strength to continue to tell her story. It is not one to be forgotten... Her life was cut way too short by this cruel disease. My hope is that she will forever look down upon all those who suffer and protect them and may she be at peace. She rests as an angel .

Posted by Alice Verwegen - Sarnia, Ontario - no relation   April 23, 2015

I don't even know how I came across this obituary for Molly but I'm glad I did. It touched me. It makes me want to go home and grab my kids and never let them go so I can protect them from every evil in this world. But I know that is not possible. Sigh. So as you can see, your obituary really made an impact on me and I'm sure I'm not the only one. Hopefully it will save a life.

Posted by Anonymous - Seattle, WA - im not related   April 23, 2015

My condolences during this difficult time. I never met Molly but have met many like her and myself along my journey .I pray that your honesty and courage in such a sensitive matter will save the life of another suffering sole.As you shared, our families suffer the horrors of addiction right beside us.Recovery is possible.Thank you Molly.You helped me stay clean another day.Sleep with the Angels.You don't have to fight anymore.

Posted by Grateful Recovering Addict - Waterbury, CT - friend   April 23, 2015

Rest in Peace Molly.

KYRIE eleison.

Posted by John - New Orleans, LA   April 23, 2015

Candle

so sorry for your loss,molly will be in my prayers,i lost my son paul last april to his addiction,he is so missed,their fight is over,they are at peace.we will always miss our children cm sad in MA

Posted by cheryl marks - somerville, MA - no   April 23, 2015

Your courage and compassion in reaching out to help others at this time of incalculable loss is truly inspiring. So very many people must be holding you in their thoughts and hearts after hearing Molly's story - I hope this will bring you some measure of comfort. My deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved child.

Posted by Gaynor - Boston, MA - Stranger   April 23, 2015

Candle

I'm so sorry for your loss/ I already wrote out a message but wanted to continue the lighted candle for your Molly.

Posted by Desiree Collins - Melrose, FL   April 23, 2015

I'm truly sorry for your loss. Addiction is so more powerful then we can ever understand. My brother has struggled with it for years and continues to everyday. I'm praying for your family and loved ones. Rest in peace angel.

Posted by Kelly - Ogdensburg, NY - Not related   April 23, 2015

Leave a condolence or a memory.

Posted by Grateful Recovering Addict - Waterbury, CT - friend   April 23, 2015

I to am a Addict and will always be one. But have been clean for 1 year on May 1 2015. My heart goes out to each and every one of you. May you rest in peace Molly and let God guide you where you need to go . God Bless to all. Desiree Collins

Posted by A friend   April 23, 2015

I heard Tom on the radio tonight driving home in Beaverton, Oregon. Thank you for having the grace and courage to be honest and to set aside your pain to hopefully help someone else. Molly would be so proud of her father. God Bless you and may you never forget her laugh.

Posted by Celeste Schlegel - Beaverton, OR   April 23, 2015

I don't know you or your family at all, but i just want you to know i'm VERY SORRY for your loss, and the obituary you wrote for your daughter REALLY touched me, because not only is my nick name Alice; as was your daughter's middle name, but i've also been struggling with drug addiction my self (for about 7years now) and i'm just a year older than Molly. I just want to say THANK YOU for opening my eyes, and once again i'm TRUELY SORRY for your loss :-(

Posted by lynn pelletier - south windsor, CT - none   April 23, 2015

I don't know you but so appreciate you sharing a small bit of Molly's story which ended much too soon. I know it is your story too and that your story will continue. God bless you and your family.

Posted by Robin Autry - N Chesterfield, VA - substance abuse counselor   April 23, 2015

I'm so sorry for you. I also lost my 29 year old nephew this week to heroin. To many young lives lost

Posted by Wendy - S. Windsor, CT   April 23, 2015

So sad hopefully the parents honesty will help someone else RIP Molly you'll be missed in this world by many I'm sure.

Posted by Sally Sacca - Marlborough, MA   April 23, 2015

Candle

I am truly sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter. I saw the story of your daughter's obituary on FaceBook and my husband and I were very moved. Our son passed away at age 24, from a 5 yr battle with heroin on April 20th. Family and friends were shocked that we were so open with the cause and your daughter's obituary has given us strength to post a similar obituary for our son. Thank you so much for having the courage to fight back against this horrible epidemic. We send our condolences and prayers during this difficult time. Thank you for giving us the strength ourselves.

Posted by Michael & Lisa Wolanski - Avon Lake, OH   April 23, 2015

Thankyou for being so open and candid about the underlying cause of your daughter's death. Your words and thoughts have resonated because 5 years ago in October, my parents lost their youngest son and i lost a much loved younger brother to heroin. Like Molly he had fought his addiction in many occasions, and each time had looked like he had won the battle, but unfortunately is addiction finally won. My brother was a heroin addict, but he was also smart (dux of his school, honours at University), generous to a fault, fiercely loyal, protective, funny, intense and utterly loveable. He was so much more than his addiction - and thats now how I choose to remember him. I hope and pray that both Molly and my brother have now found the peace that they could not find with is, and I hope that in time, you and your family simply remember a beautiful daughter that left us too soon.

Posted by Melissa McWilliams - Australia - not related   April 23, 2015

I am truly sorry for your loss. I hope you are kind to yourselves, you did all you could do. Sometimes it just isn't enough. Be well
Lisa L Jones, Tucson,AZ 85710

Posted by Lisa Jones - Tucson, AZ - parent   April 23, 2015

So sad sorry for your lost my prays are with you

Posted by steven bridges - SACO, ME   April 23, 2015

I have just heard the NPR interview with Mr Parks, 4/23/2015... My heart broke listening to this. His bravery and honesty despite his pain must be commended, his family's loss knows no bounds and his grief is so real.
My condolences and love during this difficult time and heartfelt appreciation for being so open about addiction and mental health issues...

Posted by Hester Nguyen - Chevy Chase, MD   April 23, 2015

I am so very very sorry for your loss. I totally understand what you went thru with your daughter's addiction but I don't understand what you are going through now. 2 of my boys struggle with heroin addiction, Once again, my heartfelt sympathy and condolences to you all. My heart breaks for you and for any and all of us who are going through this with our dearest loved ones.

Posted by Lila McRainey - Willoughby, OH - sympathetic stranger   April 23, 2015

I don't know you and your family, but I am so, so sorry to hear about your loss. Thank you for your honesty, and for reminding us that families can - and should - love and support those of us who have struggled with addiction. May you be blessed with strength and memories of happiness, to help see you through the darker moments. LK

Posted by Liz - New York, NY - Friend   April 23, 2015

To the beloved parents of Molly: I love the boldness Dad that you decided to pen to anyone who is willing to read. You don't know how God will use that message alone to reach someone, to STOP someone in the process, to turn someone around. I appreciate your boldness. Parents this is not an easy road that you have traveled, but you have chosen to take the high road and turn it around for good use while you grieve. I have walked this road with a few, too close relatives, and have buried 3 due to substance abuses and am in the midst of a battle with a relative around the same age right NOW....and it ain't easy...but our hearts, minds and prayers are on that person WINNING THE WAR. Those of us Family-Soldiers who chose to enter this war zone with our love ones know they did not mean to become addicted, they do no mean to hurt themselves or their families, we know the things they do are NOT THEM, it is truly the "enemy of addiction" that has taken over....and knowing that keeps us in the zone fighting with and for them. Thank you for showing the world love through your "reality". Thank you for sharing Molly's beautiful life with us.
Respectfully and sincerely, another loved one fighting in the War Zone....

Posted by Auntie - Maryland, MD - NOT   April 23, 2015

Candle

You are very brave and honorable for sharing Molly's reality with the rest of us. I am the mother of a recently recovered 24 year old heroin addict and admitting that this drug has infiltrated my family has been difficult. Know that loving her and caring for her was the only thing you could do until she made the committment to stop this painful behavior. Sadly, she didn't commit before it got her. My deepest sympathies for the loss of your darling daughter.

Posted by Betsy - Lone Tree, CO   April 23, 2015

So sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with your family. No words can relieve you of the pain you must be feeling. We did not know your family or Molly, but wanted to reach out to you and your families to let you know we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers, RIP Molly.....very sad.

Posted by James & Estelle Barger - Hopewell, NJ   April 23, 2015

Molly's family and friends, my sincerest condolences. This is a disease that is unbelievably relentless. I have survived, for now, with 8 years clean from heroin. Her spirit through her pictures touched me so deeply I had to share my feelings. She's gone too soon. She leaves behind a grieving family, who will never fill that hole in their hearts, but a beautiful memory at times. Please know your words of encouragement to seek help is helping someone. I'm praying for you all, and Molly. I didn't know her but she was beautiful.

Posted by Recovering Addict - Rochester, NY - Fellow Addict   April 23, 2015

I want to thank you for your bravery and honesty in telling the truth of what happened to Molly. Addiction has devastated my family in the past and continues to do so. Every day there are obituaries of young people and no one says the truth of what happened. God bless you for your efforts to bring this out in the open-that Molly's death will not be in vain. It is people like you that change our world.

Posted by Michele Millane - Collinsville, CT   April 23, 2015

So sorry for your loss. My niece is struggling with the same damned addiction. So very sad. Peace be with you.

Posted by Patti Mcdaniel - Eastman, GA   April 23, 2015

Candle

My deepest condolences for your family and all of those left behind. I applaud your willingness to share your experience with others. I myself am a recovering addict with just over sixteen months clean. Know that there was nothing more you could have done. I pray that your experience may help save another. RIP Molly...you are finally free.

Posted by Wendy Boone - WALBRIDGE, OH - Friend   April 23, 2015

I am very sorry for the loss of your daughter. My youngest daughter is also an addict and your story sounds so much the same as what I have been experiencing for the last 3 years. What has happened to Molly is my biggest fear for my daughter. Please know that your family and Molly are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Donna - Derry, NH   April 23, 2015

God be with you Molly and I hope your death causes others to seek help or never begin their drug journey. Your family is in my prayers.

Posted by Marie Fields - Debary, FL - Sympathetic stranger   April 23, 2015

Candle

I am so sorry for your loss. I hope your message at least touches and saves one young adult. May God bless you and wrap his arms around you and comfort you.

Posted by Tammy - IN   April 23, 2015

I did not have the pleasure of knowing Molly, but being a recovering addict/alcoholic I am compelled to give my condolences to her family. My deepest sympathies to you all for the strength you showed, the support you gave to Molly and the uncovering of a most destructive disease. Be vigilant in your quest for peace and know there is a community that mourns for and with you all.

Posted by LC - Cleveland, OH - Not   April 23, 2015

My thoughts and prayers to your family. Thank you so very much for your honesty! My son has lost so many friends to this disease and no one has shown this much courage and honesty!

Posted by s - boston   April 23, 2015

I'm very sorry to hear about your daughter.I lost my 25 year old son ,a year ago to over does.He was my youngest,I think about him all the time.I hope your family finds comfort.

Posted by christine millis - Franklin, NH - concerned citizen   April 23, 2015

As an adult who loves a child with addiction issues, I honor your daughter's struggle and your courage and honesty as a family fighting this fight with her. You are not alone and I will pray for your comfort and Molly's continued progression in her new life. Heavenly Father has your baby girl in His loving arms.

Posted by Julia Fuller - Queen Creek, AZ   April 23, 2015

So sorry for the loss of this beautiful young lady.

Posted by Recovering Alcoholic - Leesburg, VA   April 23, 2015

Tom, my very deepest condolences to you and your family. I heard your interview on public radio and had to write. I too had the heart wrenching task of creating an obituary through a pool of tears for my beautiful 23 year old son, Keith. Keith passed away as a result of a heroin overdose March 6, 2015. I wasn't brave enough to note in his obituary the direct cause of death, but noted at bottom, "in lieu of flower, contributions may be sent to Stop Heroin Wisconsin." I have been living in a grief ridden fog since that sad day and questioning whether I did enough or could have done more to protect him from this. I will not make this a forum for the epidemic we are experiencing. My heart goes out to you and yours.
Now my tears will be for Molly and Keith.

Richard French

Posted by Richard French - De Pere, WI   April 23, 2015

I do not have the pleasure of having met you or your beautiful daughter but I thank you as a parent and someone who has struggled with addiction, for your honesty and bravery. I chose to believe that your action will change lives. Thank you.

Posted by Wayne Steffen - Fresno, CA - Not   April 23, 2015

My deepest sympathies to your family. Thank you for in your tremendous loss being able to try to save someone else from this same fate. As a police officer I often forget the family side of the tragedies I see and need to be reminded of the human side. Thank you for being strong in this and helping others. God will hold your baby girl in his hand forever...

Posted by PP - Hampstead, MD   April 23, 2015

Candle

"I am sending you my deepest sympathies. I know you must be heartbroken at this time. I applaud you for the obituary you wrote for your daughter, Molly. I have a sister that is fighting addiction and we are like most families wondering what is going to happen next. She has been in rehab many times but it never seems to help. The only thing we know to do is love her and support her and try to maintain contact to know where she is. May God bless your family and wrap you all in peace during this difficult time. May your beautiful daughter Molly rest in peace.

Posted by Teresa Zulpo - St. Louis, MO   April 23, 2015

Candle

May she rest in peace. For death is only the beginning. "But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself." Philippians 3: 20-21

Posted by Dan - Rockville, MD - N/A   April 23, 2015

Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, Unheard but always near, still loved still missed & very dear. My deepest condolences on the loss of your Molly, I too have suffered many losses in my family with the disease we call "heroin". There has to be a war against drug dealers. They are ruining the youth of today! In my prayers.

Posted by doreen - Boston, MA - stranger   April 23, 2015

2 months ago yesterday my sister was found in the restroom of a bus station with a needle in her arm. She was 34 . I know this pain all to well . she had 4 kids ages 18-9 . she battled long and hard with her addiction . a week before she passed she was released from jail which she had been since august of last year. We thought she was good n clean for good. We were wrong. You are not alone in this . I wish the best for you and your family and send my deepest condolences . rip beautiful molly

Posted by Jacklyne k - allentown, PA   April 23, 2015

I too am sorry for your loss. I have a son who is continually fighting drug addiction...It seems there are so many of us dealing with this...My heart aches for you and I know one day this could be me. I will pray for peace and strength for your family...May God bless you and know you are not alone...Much Love...Tara Smith from Idaho Falls Idaho...

Posted by Tara Smith - Idaho Falls, ID   April 23, 2015

My deepest sympathies in the loss of an undoubtedly beautiful, fun, young woman. While I did not know Molly or her family, I applaud her loved ones for being so candid about her addiction. I have a younger sister, 24, who sounds eerily like Molly in personality and with her struggle with addiction to opiates. I can only hope that your family can remember Molly for the great person she was and that her disease can serve to help other families, like my own, support and keep our loved ones with addictions alive. RIP Molly.

Posted by Kristie - MA   April 23, 2015

I am so sorry for your loss. I know what you will be going through because my 29 year old daughter passed away in our basement last year from an heroine overdose.

Posted by Alan Spendlove - South Jordan, UT   April 23, 2015

Candle

My sincere condolences and thank you for sharing the video of Molly. Just know that I also lost my son 5 years ago to heroin addiction. He was 27 years old and he had battled this terrible disease for 4 years. A very close friend of my son who was also an addict and who is now clean wrote this to me: It's a disease that takes the life of countless people; it is resistant to treatment and subject to relapse. Parents are not responsible or a failure. You are not responsible for decisions they made. The devil had a tight grip and God took his child back away from suffering and addiction. We can be known to behave in ways we never wouldwhen not under the influencethey are our behaviors and not characters. It is gripping, relentless, ruthless, cunningaddiction is truly evil and real. He is in peace, safe from his devils I speak ofhe would want you to know it was an illness that took him to a safer place and none of that was at the hands of you. Do not live with guilt. Reading Molly's Obituary makes it so realistic. Molly was so Blessed to have a supportive family who loved her. Thank you for sharing Molly's life.

Posted by Louise - Manchester, NH   April 23, 2015

My 35 year old son died of multi-drug toxicity a year ago. I'm so sorry you and your family are experiencing a similar tragic loss.

Posted by Linda Bennett - Houston, TX   April 23, 2015

I am so sorry this has happened to your family. God's Peace on you all. Vickie, Tifton, GA.

Posted by Victoria Horst - GA   April 23, 2015

So sad for your loss. As a parent, I can only imagine your pain. My prayers include your family.

Posted by Patty - Adams, TN   April 23, 2015

I am so sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful girl who seemed to have had a wonderful personality and full of life. Thank you for sharing this with the world. We all think this kind of thing could never happen to us, but as we all can see, drugs and addiction do not care who you are, where you come from, or what you have or don't have. Addiction can consume any one of us at any time. I'm sorry that the family support was not enough, but as you said, hopefully Molly has found the peace she was desperately searching for. My thoughts and prayers are with you all as Molly watches over you and is now your guardian angel.

Posted by Lindsay Logan - Jacksonville, NC   April 23, 2015

So very sorry for your loss, I also have a son addicted and I know if he doesn't get it, I will be burying him. My heart breaks. Sally from Tennessee

Posted by sally reese - Brentwood, TN - not related   April 23, 2015

no one expects their darling little girl to have a life end in a battle like this. Thank you for drawing attention to the very real and heartbreaking aspect to drug addiction. you did all you could do. Best to you and all of her loved ones.

Posted by rachel sentes - vancouver, WA - not related   April 23, 2015

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I hope that folks will read your message and take it to heart.

Posted by Aida Castro-Jacques - Manchester, NH - unrelated   April 23, 2015

Candle

I am so sorry for your loss. I just read this article on Seacoast Online and so happy that people are actually being open and honest about their child, family member or personal addiction issues. I really appreciate your honesty about her past problems and your advice for other people out there. I truly hope that people read this article and do the right thing. You may not have been able to save her from her demons but you may be able to save someone else by telling her story.

Posted by Jessica D - Middleton, NH   April 23, 2015

I am so very sorry for your loss. I don't know your family but my family has been touched by the horror of heroin addiction - we lost my beautiful niece in 2007 to heroin after many struggles in rehab for her overcome it. The pain has not gone away, we just learned how to live with it. I pray for your family. Molly was a beautiful young woman who is finally at peace. God bless you all. -Deb Barnum, NC

Posted by Deb Barnum - West End, NC - Stranger   April 23, 2015

I saw yet another falling angel and Share your Post on Molly's OB I am sorry For your loss. So many are being taken because of this addiction .. I too am a mother and my daughter holds my heart in a daily fear by her addiction she tells she is find and knows what she is doing. She claims to be on just methadone and a few pills but even with that you don't mix pills. I never understand her anymore when we talk and she never stays in touch with me.. My heart is so scared as I know so was yours. I have tried to reach out to her over and over . To put her in a program it is so costly and money I don't have. I feel your pain and I live the fear of tomorrow . My heart goes out to you I am so sorry for your loss.

Posted by sue patnaude - manchester, NH - friend   April 23, 2015

Absolutely brave, and albeit necessary, manner to write such an obituary. Rest in peace knowing you did absolutely everything you could.

Posted by anonymous - merrimack, NH   April 23, 2015

I am so very very sorry for your loss of beautiful Molly. I too have struggled with addiction and I pray that your wonderful Molly is no longer struggling in Heaven.

Posted by Brittany B - Steamboat Springs, CO - unrelated   April 23, 2015

Candle

I'm so sorry for your loss. While Molly is gone, and the hurt will stay with you - may you be comforted by memories of better times, and the difference both you, and she, have made in people's lives. It takes much love and courage to talk so frankly about a loved one's death so publicly, whether it was addiction, mental or physical illness, or suicide. I have seen others avoid acknowledging the cause of death... out of fear of being judged by others, or because acknowledging what happened seems more devastating. Your courage and evident love for your daughter will help many other families and friends of the addicted, and suffering. Bless you and all of Molly's loved ones.

Posted by Sib - Houston, TX   April 23, 2015

I am greatful to you and your family for being so open during this horrible even in your lives. Please know that your story has and will make an impact on someone's life.

Posted by Michelle - OKC, OK   April 23, 2015

My Heart is very sad for you and your family . I know what it is to lose some one you love to that drug.I lost my daughter 4 years ago and my granddaughter is fighting for he life every day .I will pray for you and your family

Posted by Lee Ann Anders - St Louis, MO - sorrowful friend   April 23, 2015

What a beautiful, heartfelt tribute to a lovely young woman. THANK YOU for your honesty and BLESS YOU for being so giving at a very difficult time. Your message will touch many!

Posted by Pam Turner - Brecksville, OH   April 23, 2015

Candle

While I did not know your daughter, sister, friend, or your family, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I lost my "baby brother Sean" to his addiction, one month ago yesterday. We do all we can to help our loved ones without enabling them and sometimes The Lord Jesus calls them earlier than we would like. The devastation that is left by the aftermath is eased by prayer and the love of others. Please know I will pray for your family and for Molly that she may have peace with God in Heaven now.

Posted by Kerry Ploss - Milford, NH - unrelated   April 23, 2015

I just read this story in The Washington Post and knew I had to contribute to the voices extending sympathy. Bless you and your family for the love and compassion you are showing to others in your time of grief.

Posted by Candice Floyd - Fort Washington, MD - N/A   April 23, 2015

My heart goes out to you at this sorrowful time. You are to be commended for your honestly. Hopefully it will benefit others who are going through the same type of crisis. May God bless you all.

Posted by Denise - OH   April 23, 2015

I do not know Molly or your family, but I am sorry for the loss of your beautiful child. Prayers to you all in a difficult time.

Posted by Lisa W. - MI   April 23, 2015

I am so very sorry for your loss. I just read this and my heart breaks for you and your family. My son has had his struggles with heroin also. Molly seems like she was such a wonderful, vibrant young lady who was taken much too young by this horrible horrible drug that is killing way too many young people. I will keep your family in my prayers daily when I pray for him and all the wonderful people that are dealing with addiction in this country. Thank you for sharing your story with us in hopes that someone else might be saved.

Posted by Tammy D. - Concord, NC   April 23, 2015

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.we are fighting for my own addict son I feel your pain and Thank you for sharing with the public and not being ashamed! God bless you all your in my prayers

Posted by Mr & Mrs Davidson - Laconia, NH   April 23, 2015

I am so sorry for your loss. I didn't know Molly but was moved to tears after reading her obituary and watching her video. What a tragedy to lose a child to addiction. I have two daughters of my own and will share this with them in hopes that Molly's story can help to educate and prevent other's from doing the same. My sincere condolences.

Posted by Angela S. - MN   April 23, 2015

I commend you for your honesty in Molly's obituary. She was such a beautiful girl. I understand her struggle as I have watched 2 of my son's going through the same thing. It has been horrible watching them destroy themselves. One of my son's finally went through rehab and thankfully has now been clean for 3 yrs. My faith has kept me going through these terrible times. I will remember your daughter as I pray for strength and healing for all those who suffer with this terrible addiction.

Posted by Nan - Rockville, MD   April 23, 2015

Candle

Condolences for the profound loss of a child. As a recovering addict I commend and deeply appreciate your sharing. Just know that for another day Molly's story helping at least one more daughter, mother, sister, and friend stay sober. Sending love and hope.

Posted by alicia fowler - Jacksonville, FL   April 23, 2015

Candle

I am so sorry for your loss.... I am sorry for Molly and you that she lost her battle with her addiction.... We too have a 25 year old daughter who is fighting her battle with her addiction as well... I am going to show her Molly's story and hope it Spurs her on in her quest to attain comets sobriety.... I commend you in your openess

Posted by Helen yettaw - Weeki Wachee, FL   April 23, 2015

Thank you for sharing your daughter's story. I pray that it will help someone else in her situation, and I pray for your family now, as you learn how to live without her presence that clearly brought joy to so many people. God bless you.

Posted by Liz Strand - Minneapolis, MN   April 23, 2015

prayers for your family and for all who are still struggling with addiction...

Posted by Georgina Meis - OK   April 23, 2015

Bless you, Molly. i didn't know you ...but i can feel your pain...now you are at peace...

Posted by donna lee metz - danville, VA - not related   April 23, 2015

My sincere condolences for your profound loss. As I watched the video of Molly, it gave me a sense of her spirit and love of life. The irony is, those who are capable of so much love are supseptible to so much pain. Thank you for for making this very difficult decision to share Molly's life with the world. Molly appears to be the type of a young woman who would have loved the opportunity to reach out to others who may be suffering as she was. My thoughts and prayer remain with Molly and your family.
~ NPM - unrelated but forever touched - Maryland

Posted by NPM    April 23, 2015

I'm so very sorry for your suffering

Posted by Chrysta    April 23, 2015

Prayers from my family to yours. From the Neal family in Oklahoma

Posted by Crystal Neal - Oklahoma city, OK   April 23, 2015

I am so very sorry to read about the loss of your precious Molly. As a mother myself, I cannot even begin to fathom the depth of your pain. I pray that through Molly's tragic demise, and your unbelievable courage, other lives may be saved. I can think of no more noble a legacy than saving the life of another. Rest in Peace, sweet Molly.

Posted by Michelle M. - Jacksonville, FL - Unrelated   April 23, 2015

I'll share this story with my 9 year old son. He is smart enough to understand and learn from this. RIP Molly.

Posted by Michael - Sydney, WY   April 23, 2015

Thank you for sharing the pictures of Molly. I watched that " beautiful spirit" developed over her short life. What an honor to watch. I'm so sorry for you're families pain. By the Grace of God go I that this horrible disease won't come to my family. I'm feeling truly blessed to have watched her grow. Thank you again. Prayers from Gaffney, South Carolina

Posted by Pam Wall - Gaffney, SC - no relation   April 23, 2015

So sorry to here the loss of your loved one do to addiction! May you all find comfort in the memories you have of Molly! Peace!

Posted by Michael - Rochester, NY - A recovering addict!   April 23, 2015

I very much wish my family and I had chosen to write a similarly honest tribute when my sister died 15 months ago. My thoughts are with you. May Molly be at peace.

Posted by just susan - unrelated   April 23, 2015

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your beautiful daughter, Molly. I too, lost my precious 31 yr old son in November 2014 from an accidental heroin/fentanyl overdose. He struggled and tried to overcome this demon for several years, in and out of detox and recovery until he lost his battle. He was a proud man, and I was proud to call him my son. Although those of us he left behind continue to struggle on a daily basis, I hope it gives you peace knowing that Molly will no longer battle the demons for they are no more. My heart breaks for you but I applaud you for your honesty and my hopes are that others will take notice and that as a community, we will fight this battle together. Peace and love be with your family at this time.

Posted by Camille Bowlin - Goffstown, NH   April 23, 2015

There are many addictions and many people that have them. Admitting that you have one, that you have let down your parents and disappointed everyone that ever believed in you is the most difficult decision a person will ever make. Realizing that it may be the first step to turning your life around, difficult to believe for someone that doesn't believe in themselves. I still believe we need to spend more money on rehab opportunities, perhaps equal to law enforcement as removing it from the streets doesn't appear to be stemming the tide of deaths.

Posted by Tom P - Spring City, TN - empathy   April 23, 2015

Candle

I also was addicted to heroin for 2 yrs... I know the pain and suffering ur little girl was feeling... My condolences, but please know she is not suffering and never will again... I am in recovery myself for 8 mths. now, and I share my testimony every chance I can...

Posted by Lisa Phillips - Panama City, FL   April 23, 2015

Candle

I'm so sorry for your loss. Heroin has destroyed many of families, including mine. We were ignorant of my brothers fight against heroin & in the end it claimed his life. May God be with you and comfort you.

Posted by Christina - Baltimore, MD   April 23, 2015

You gave the world a gift in the form of your daughter and you are giving the world another gift by sharing your story so honestly and openly with others. You are an inspiration.

Posted by Jane S. - DC, DC - not related   April 23, 2015

We have that same epidemic in Monroe, MI. It seems like it is never ending, taking the lifes of our young loved ones. If sounds that your were as supportived as possible, so please do not live with the surviver guilt that comes from this kind of loss. Have your family seek counseling if necessary. We have to remember that it was the addict's choice to use; even though they do not see it that way. I have lost a few family members and several friends from this terrible, terrible disease. I am nine year clean myself and I know first hand what can happen. Your candid obituary was very brave and I wish more would do the same. Just know that maybe someone reading it, will start to change their life. I am so sorry for your loss. Please find some pease in knowing that she is with God and no longer feels her pain. Bless you and your family.

Posted by Amy Daigneau - Monroe, MI - Clean Addict   April 23, 2015

I am so sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Heather Swinney - Crestwood, KY   April 23, 2015

So sorry for your loss. Peace be with you.

Posted by Lisa - MA   April 23, 2015

My thoughts and prayers go out to you during this most challenging time. I did not know your daughter but as an addict in recovery who struggles hourly with my addiction, I want to thank you for your prayers and support. As an addict I don't really see the pain I've caused over the years until something like this tragedy happens. May God and the Lord Jesus Christ comfort you all.

Posted by john kane - lake worth, FL - recovering addict   April 23, 2015

Candle

My heart goes out to you and your family. I too have a loved one who is an addict, thankfully she is in recovery at this time.. hopeful for her life. We have too been affected in our family with a loss to heroin as well.. I think that education is key... families need educated.. thank you for sharing your story.. you have touched many hearts...

Posted by julie - greensburg, PA   April 23, 2015

I'm so sorry for your loss,may god bless you in this time of need heaven gained an angel rest in peace molly

Posted by marisia kennedy - Marseilles, IL   April 23, 2015

I am so sorry to read about the loss of your beautiful daughter. I believe she is at peace now and pray that your family will find some with the sharing of her story. Goddess bless you.

Posted by HOLLY BISHOP - Oxford, GA - fellow human   April 23, 2015

No one knows the pain,fear and sorrow the parent of an addict child faces daily but another parent of an addict child. My heart is broken for all of us. Thank you so much for this beautiful tribute to your daughter. People sometimes forget our addict children are our as precious to us as their non-addict children are to them. It's just the monster of addiction that is not. Love and peace to you all.

Posted by Susan - Denham Springs, LA - None   April 23, 2015

Candle

R.I.P My thoughts and prayers

Posted by Cheryl Gould - Jackson, MI   April 23, 2015

Thank you for shining a light on this cause of great loss. Your love of your beautiful girl will keep her around you forever. In sympathy, from an Australian who read about her on the front page of a Melbourne newspaper.

Posted by Australian mother - Melbourne - Unrelated   April 23, 2015

Candle

RIP Iost my sister to this disease in 2002, this epidemic has been going on for a long time but people just started to open their eyes too it .

Posted by Erin - boston, MA   April 23, 2015

God bless Molly and her family. I was moved by your recollection of her life and wish you all strength in this difficult time.

Posted by Jay M - Sydney - No relation   April 23, 2015

Thank you for your transparency. I pray that some wonderful memories of Molly will comfort you at this difficult time.

Posted by LORRAINE BROOKS - Yorktown, VA - unrelated   April 23, 2015

God speed Molly!
I want to thank this wonderful family for such a geniune expression of love for your precious daughter. You honor her in death as you obviously did in life by sharing the pain of an addiction! If this shows one person a different path it will only serve to make Molly's story one of reality. Molly's addiction caused this painful untimely passing. May you continue to remember the precious time you had with this beautiful loving being. Go in God, Molly, go in God!

Posted by bonnie newcomb - bedford, NH - None   April 23, 2015

I am so sorry for your loss but so thankful for your message. May she Rest in Peace knowing that her story will have such an impact on others.

Posted by Mike M - Albany, NY - Friend   April 23, 2015

As a Primary Therapist for a drug and alcohol rehab, I understand the difficulty in having had to write such a transparent obit. I think it was extraordinarily brave and I applaud you. I have our clients write their own obits as if they were family doing it and its very difficult for them. They believe no parent would write the details about drug addiction. You have show them to be wrong and I am going to share Molly's story with them. Prayers going out to you and your family. Laurie from FL.

Posted by A friend   April 23, 2015

To the family,I'm so sorry for your loss...such a beautiful young lady..such a tragedy a young life taken so early..my our father in heave reach down and wrap his loving arms around each of you and heal those broken hearts..many thanks fir sharing your daughter's story may it save many more lives..God bless her heart may she forever rest in peace amen

Posted by Rob Bertram - Albany, NY - Freind   April 23, 2015

Leave a condolence or a memory.

Posted by Rob Bertram - Albany, NY - Freind   April 23, 2015

Please allow there to be no doubt in your minds that she loved her family and friends dearliy. No addict would ever choose to live in the hell which is heroin (or any other) addiction... The hold it has on the afflicted is indescribable and in no way understandable to anyone who has not been entrenched in the same evil. Also know, and truly believe, that this tragedy and the years preceding it, was in no way your fault. Thank you for sharing her story in such a public way, it couldn't have been easy, but maybe it will touch somebody in a way that changes or saves a life. Molly is now offered peace and rest from her turmoil that she wasn't ever able to reach on earth... Please allow that to comfort you. Sending you lots of healing and loving vibes from Utah. Stay strong.

Posted by Mary Trover - Sandy, UT, UT - Unrelated, read online   April 23, 2015

My heart aches for your family. Words cannot express the sympathy that I feel for you all. Prayers for you all.

Posted by Bridget McClain - Spencer, WV - Not Related   April 23, 2015

Love and memories.
It's so hard.

Posted by connie - San Francisco, CA - nor related   April 23, 2015

Leave a condolence or a memory.Sorry for your loss. I have forwarded to my fb page and hope my struggling one finds his way back home. Your reaching to others will hopefully save lives.

Posted by sandra - Clifton park, NY - none   April 23, 2015

Candle

Be at peace

Posted by A friend   April 23, 2015

Prayers for you and your family. Sadness for those who will always love you but couldn't save you.

Posted by susan lefaver - north adams, MA   April 23, 2015

May God be with your family...always......plummm@live.com

Posted by PaTricia - New Jersey, NJ - thru the same suffering...   April 23, 2015

I have been snorting herion for about 2 years now..& just dont know what to do....plummm@live.com
I have children ..& need to work..cant just leave for rehab..plus..no insurance...how will this ever end.....before..the inevitable....

Posted by PaTricia - New Jersey, NJ - thru the same suffering..   April 23, 2015

This is so tragic, thank you for being honest, those of us struggling with this epidemic understand and share your pain

Posted by Luanne Gibbs - Taunton, MA   April 23, 2015

I am so very sorry for your loss My heart and most sincere condolances goes out to your family during such a difficult time, as a former meth and cocaine addict I want to thank you for the chance to read such a heart felt obituary, i started using after my dad passed and my mom was lost in her own world so I didn't have my families support (my dad was my rock, my whole world fell apart when he died) I have been sober now for 10 yrs and hearing stories like this make me want to fight that much harder to stay clean, to this day it is a struggle all it would take is one hit for me to go back down that path and it scares me to death, I have realized I have too much going for me and I don't want to ever go back there. Thank you again for sharing her story

Posted by Trish Morrison - south salt lake, UT - not related   April 23, 2015

Thank you for your openness. I lost my only child 3 years ago. May your family find peace and support in your honesty. God Bless you for your strength.

Posted by A friend   April 23, 2015

I lost my wife to addiction and wish I did more to help - I hope they meet in heaven and can laugh at us writing about them.

Posted by Mike M - Washington, DC - Thoughts   April 23, 2015

I saw the story about your daughter on the news thank you for what you are doing and helping me see I'm doing right by not just walking away from my brother like so many others have.

Posted by Arwen - Schenectady, NY - Stranger   April 23, 2015

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Rest easy now Molly, and much love, light and strength to your family <3>

Posted by Kat King - Australia - A fellow human being   April 23, 2015

I am very sorry for your loss. As a recovering addict myself i understand your daughters struggle. May you find peace in knowing you have possibly saved others from experiencing your pain. your daughters passing has not been in vain! my thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends along with every life her story has effected.

Posted by jessica - syracuse, NY - none realative   April 23, 2015

Candle

Thank you for your honesty and bravery in Molly's obituary, regarding the tragic circumstances that resulted in her death. Your honesty may and likely will save someone else by making family members aware that reaching out might make a difference. I'm a stranger who read your story online, and as a mom with a child the same age as Molly, my heart breaks for you in this sad time. She seems to have been so fun and full of life, leaving you with many happy memories. People from far and wide are sending loving thoughts to your family wishing comfort to you...<3 kim>

Posted by kim macQueen - Halifax NS Canada, ME - unrelated   April 23, 2015

Candle

I'm sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter. Her light was extinguished much too soon but she live forever in your heart. Thanks for never stop loving her and always being there for her. I'm sure that she was grateful and knew how much she was loved. Thank you for also putting out an honest obituary.

Posted by Leigh Robinson - Jacksonville, FL - stranger   April 23, 2015

Sending lots of love to your family. There will always be a place in our hearts and in this universe for that beautiful ball of energy.

Posted by P. Singh - London, UK, FL - Unrelated   April 23, 2015

Candle

So sorry for your loss from Sebastian Florida. This is close to our hearts.. Blessings

Posted by Lisa Marie Ryan - sebaSebastian, FL   April 23, 2015

Rest in peace now, beautiful girl. My heart felt condolences to family and friends. From an addiction medicine RN with an addicted adult son. Conn.

Posted by Lori bailey - Naugatuck, CT - Friend   April 23, 2015

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Posted by Elizabeth - manchester, NH   April 23, 2015

Candle

I'm so very sorry for your loss. I understand the pain and frustration of having a loved one living with addiction. I hope that you find peace.

Posted by Cheryl DeGraff - Edison, NJ - unrelated   April 23, 2015

Candle

My love & sympathies.

Posted by Bean Kleeman - Chicago, IL - unrelated   April 23, 2015

So sorry for your loss.Addiction is no easy task for any one involved,but know there are people out there who do care. Not even knowing who you or who they are. Yet I send this message to all who loved her..May your angel be at peace...

Posted by Donna Gordon - Dorset, VT   April 23, 2015

I'm sorry for your loss... This disease is awful and it's taking over everywhere.... There needs to be awareness about it so thank you for putting this out in the open. I'm 23 years old and have also struggled with an addiction to heroin. Thankfully I'm sober today. Your whole family is in my thoughts and prayers. She is always with you, and she is finally at peace.

Posted by Kim - Leominster, MA - Friend in recovery   April 23, 2015

Candle

Your life will make a positive difference. The sad thing will be the little spark that will send everybody back to being the beautiful person you were and are and that they all are and will be. Look at the powerful, beautiful angel you are already. God Bless Amen

Posted by Pond - Coral Springs, FL - no realtion   April 23, 2015

Candle

Sincere condolences to your family, may you find peace in your heart. Prayers to the family during your time of loss and may GOD give you strength and love to guide you through this difficult time.
Love and Prayers sent to you from Spring, TX

Posted by Silvia Blum - Spring, TX   April 23, 2015

God bless all of you effected by your daughters addiction. Losing someone to addiction is so hard, I will keep your family in my prayers. Thank you for shining a light on addiction, to many people hide it. If they only knew just how prevalent it is. So sorry for your loss.

Posted by Robyn smith - Slidell, LA - Very familiar with addiction   April 23, 2015

Candle

I do not know Molly or her family but being a former addict myself I know what it's like and my heart goes out to Molly's family and friends. You are in prayers and thoughts.

Posted by cinzia wozny - oshawa - I'm not   April 23, 2015

Thank you for your candor and bravery. I am so very sorry for your loss and wish you a measure of peace in time.

Posted by Stephanie - San Diego, CA   April 23, 2015

Candle

"Our thoughts and prayers are with your family."

Posted by Claudette Beerman - Salisbury, MA - not related   April 23, 2015

Addiction does not discriminate! I am sorry for your loss, it's heartbreaking that her beautiful life has been lost, my hope is that your openess spares someone else's tragic ending to such a nasty demon.

My deepest sympathy,
Karin, no relation or connection, just a caring stranger
Rochester, NY

Posted by Karin Carnevale - Rochester, NY - None   April 23, 2015

Tom and Pat, I am so so sorry for your loss. But I want to thank you for writing such a heart felt obituary about your daughter, which caught my eye on facebook. As I write this, my daughter is in rehab just this past monday for an addition to alcohol. After 5 years of her struggle, she went in rehab. This could have been me writing about my daughter. I pray that your message reaches out to so many of us that have children who are struggling with addictions, of any kind. Bless your hearts. and I pray for your comfort, but just know that you have touched someone that you don't even know, and when Gina gets out of rehab, I will be diligent, because of you. May Angels wings surround your both <3>

Posted by Linda - NJ - not related   April 23, 2015

RIP Molly.Your struggles are over.Peace be with you.

Posted by Melanie Golden - Missouri city, TX   April 23, 2015

Candle

I saw this post of FB and had to see what it was all about. I lost my oldest son, Nick, to a heroin overdose 4 years ago. He battled his demon for a year but sadly lost. He tried many times to get his life back in order but he struggled to keep it all together sometimes. I miss him everyday. The pain has lessened but his memory still burns strong in my heart. I know that he is safe now and in the arms of the Lord. I am so sorry for your loss. I wish your family peace.

Posted by Amy Klein - Phoenix, AZ - not related   April 23, 2015

You are not alone. My prayers to your family, and for Molly. Thank you for sharing your loss so that others might heal.

Posted by Candice - Ellicott City, MD   April 23, 2015

Just a parent whos heart is broken for your loss. May peace be with your family

Posted by Lori Beller - Omaha, NE - just a parent   April 23, 2015

I am so sorry for your loss and I am grateful for your bravery and honesty. We too are battling this ugly addiction with a adult child. Sadly, it affects so many. Be well, be strong and know that you did all that you could. God bless.

Posted by Ann C - Nashua, NH - Unrelated   April 23, 2015

Candle

I am so sorry for your loss. We lost my sister and brother-in-law in 2003.
I know you pain and it breaks my heart. Drug abuse is an insidious evil. You fight the good fight, but ultimately you can't control your loved ones choice. Remember always that there are strangers to you who are praying for you every day. We are bonded by common experience. It is horrible group to belong to but we all do understand. You are not alone! God's peace to you all.

Posted by Kelly S Evans - Thomson, GA - Prayer Warrior   April 23, 2015

Candle

We are so sorry for the loss of your daughter. I have no Words that can ease your pain. We Are sending our love and blessings to you all. Thanks for sharing your story so hopefully it can help others.

Posted by Debbie & hailey - Phoenix, AZ   April 23, 2015

Candle

Thank you for sharing. So sorry for your loss. May she rest in peace. Prayers from Del Rio, TX. -Mireya Rodriguez

Posted by Mireya Rodriguez - Del Rio, TX - No relation.   April 23, 2015

So sorry for your loss.Prayers and hugs sent to you all.Your obit was inspiring.Hopefully it will help other family's going through the same thing.She was beautiful.RIP

Posted by Terrie Hofmaister - Englewood, CO - n/a   April 23, 2015

Candle

Prayers for you to find comfort that she doesn't struggle any longer. I understand your loss as do my 12 and 11 year old they lost their biological father March 26 with the struggle of drugs.

Posted by Penny Foley - Conway, AR   April 23, 2015

Candle

I am praying for your family and have such admiration for you listing her killer - heroin. We need more people like you to take the shame away to beat this epidemic. God bless you. She was lovely.

Posted by Kimberly - cincinnati, OH - no   April 23, 2015

My prayers are with you during this difficult time. Hopefully your daughter will now find the peace she was seeking. There are many people who are ashamed to share their family "secrets", I'm glad you are willing to put her story out there in hopes that it may help some other family! God bless!

Posted by Laura - Chicago, IL - Friend from a far   April 23, 2015

I have lost a brother & sister to addiction & I am a recovering addict. My thoughts are with you all at this difficult time. The awareness you all brought to the world by posting this in her Obit is amazing bc I promise it will at least help 1 addict out there, if not many.

Posted by Alicia - TN   April 23, 2015

Candle

I saw your story in the Washington Post and just wanted to let you know I am so sorry for the loss of your daughter. Thank you for sharing with the world the struggle of addiction. I hope it helps other families who are suffering from addiction as well.

Posted by Stacie - Washington, DC - Not Related   April 23, 2015

A heartbreaking and brace tribute to a young woman who was clearly so very loved. You have touched so many with your words. Thank you

Posted by Nicole Donati - Renton, WA   April 23, 2015

Candle

My thoughts and Prayers go out to Molly's family and friends this is so sad and no truer words ever spoKen..addiction doesn't have a certain face..Molly is now a beautiful angel rip u are now free

Posted by Heather. Mason - Philadelphia, TN   April 23, 2015

Candle

I am so sorry for your loss. My son died of an overdose as well. He was 24 and died February 26, 2014.
I pray that the things that make you sad now, will soon make you happy.
God Bless you and your family!

Posted by Mary Wessell - College Station, TX   April 23, 2015

Sorry for your loss. I admire your courage to speak openly during this difficult time. I pray your words can save someone else from the pain your family is enduring. God bless

Posted by Dani rice - Oklahoma City, OK - None   April 23, 2015

Peace, light and love to your family. What a brave and generous decision you have made to share this struggle. God bless you.

Posted by Paula Sharits - Phoenix, AZ   April 23, 2015

You are not alone. This is everyone's nightmare, everyone's problem. All of us suffer in one way or another. Prayers and loving thoughts to Molly's family for strength to get through this painful, sorrowful time. Molly, rest in eternal peace and suffer no more.

Posted by Roxanne - RI - not related   April 23, 2015

I am very sorry to hear of your loss. I am sure Molly is making a lot of people smile and laugh in Heaven! I think you all have done an exceptionally well in sharing your story, "Molly's Story" for everyone to read! Many people do not realize how serious drugs such as heroine is so dangerous! Reading Molly's Obituary makes it more realistic. ,Molly suffered from this horrible addiction. This was Molly's purpose in life! She will save many people's lives by this! I hope you all find the peace and comfort each and everyday until you reunite with your daughter, granddaughter, or sister.

Posted by ~Unknown - Jacksonville, FL   April 23, 2015

I am so very sorry for your loss. My son is a lucky survivor of heroin addiction but we did lose my daughter in law to this epidemic. She left behind two beautiful daughters who wonder why they don't have a Mommy. May your beautiful daughter Molly rest peacefully and may God watch over you as you struggle through this journey.

Posted by Marge Cliff - Spencerport, NY - No relation   April 23, 2015

Candle

I am so sorry for the loss of your daughter. She would be proud that you are using her death with the hope that sharing her story may help save someone's love one. A drug addiction does not define who she was and what she meant to you and your family. I pray for peace in heart.

Posted by Lauren - Avon, CT - just another parent   April 23, 2015

I am so sorry for your loss. I too, have a daughter that struggles with addiction. Molly is my prayers tonight as is your family.

Posted by Lori - Orange Park, FL   April 23, 2015

I am so very sorry for your loss of Molly, first your loss of Molly as you knew her and now this. I have witnessed how ravaging heroin is for families and hope you all find peace as Molly now has. Thank you for your strength in sharing Molly's life with others.

Posted by Thinking of You - Lorain County, OH - not related   April 23, 2015

Candle

Thinking of your family with love and prayers.

Posted by Vickie Grigg - Seagrove, NC - not related   April 23, 2015

My husband had a good friend who also struggled with heroin. We thought for a while that he would be okay. He was clean and doing well. Then, we got the phone call that he had relapsed and it would be the last time. My heart aches for you and all.of the other families of addicts.

Posted by Hugs from Indiana    April 23, 2015

I am so sorry for your family's loss.

Posted by betty - DC - n/a   April 23, 2015

Godspeed! It's hard to stop the roller coaster of life. I hope all are at peace knowing she's no longer on the roller coaster and she's at peace! She will always be in your hearts and thoughts. My prayers are with her and her family.

Posted by Ann Marie Barry - St. Louis, MO   April 23, 2015

Please know your beautiful daughter did not die in vain. Her story, and your willingness to share it, reminds every one of us to love unconditionally. Molly was a beautiful soul and we are all better for having learned her story. May your hearts beat freely knowing that your precious daughter is in the arms of God. Thank you for allowing me to be touched by your story. You have made a difference. Meg, Cape May, NJ

Posted by Meg T - Cape May, NJ   April 23, 2015

Peace be with you. Anne Marie, Virginia

Posted by Anne Marie Pace    April 23, 2015

My hear breaks for you and yours. I've buried 3 siblings thanks to drug and alcohol abuse - one sister from cirrhosis at the age of 30 and a brother and sister from heroin OD's. We will never understand their choices. We can beat ourselves up over the wudda, shudda, cudda... Alice's favorite photo of herself, with half her face in shadow, speaks volumes now. It makes no sense and it never will. Hopefully, they are now at peace. May Molly find what she was looking for.

Posted by Sue - Scottsdale, AZ - fellow victim   April 23, 2015

Thank you for being so candid. My family is currently fighting this battle, and your strength has helped me to continue on this devastating and difficult road. I am so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Rebeca - Johnstown, NY - In support of the fight   April 23, 2015

Molly and your family are in my prayers. I almost lost my son to heroin several times, so I understand the road you have traveled. Fortunately, my son has now been drug-free for 4 1/2 years which is a miracle. Your Molly was so blessed to have a supportive family who loved her.

Posted by Denise G. - Fairview Hgts, IL - a friend in spirit   April 23, 2015

I don't know your family personally but know the reality of your story with my son's 8 year addiction to opiates. I admire your courage to speak the truth and cry with you at the loss of the precious life of Molly. My prayers are with your family.

Posted by Cyndi mackenzie - Nashua, NH - friend   April 22, 2015

my heart is broken for your family. your daughter is beautiful. I will hug my nieces, hard, the next time that I see them. I will tell them how much I love them and how important they are to me. and I will hope, hope, hope that my family never has to suffer the type of impossible loss that your family is enduring. addiction is such a horrible disease...a disease that does not discriminate. I am thinking about you and sending warm thoughts from Ferguson, MO...

Posted by Chris LaPorta - Ferguson, MO   April 22, 2015

Deepest condolences to your family, friends, and community. May your courage and strength that you've shown all of us through her obituary help you through this difficult time.

Posted by Allegra Welly - Amherst, MA - stranger yet fellow human   April 22, 2015

Praying for you and all of your family and friends!!! We lost our sweet addicted child a year ago and it is so hard to carry on but remember, your beautiful Angel is pain free now and watching over you!!!

Posted by Brenda Conner - Hilliard, FL - not related   April 22, 2015

I read the article about Molly and wanted to offer my condolences. My sister died of a heroin overdose almost 4 years ago. She was just weeks short of her 21st birthday. Know that there are families you know exactly how you feel and what you are going through. My family sends thoughts and prayers and strength to your family during this time. It is both a blessing and a curse to know that there are others who know the pain of losing someone so young. My heart goes out to you guys

Posted by Tasha Manuel - Matthews, NC   April 22, 2015

Thank you for sharing your loss. Rest in Peace Molly. Hugs to you all

Posted by Carla Flaim - Glen Arm, MD - not related   April 22, 2015

My condolences on the death of your child. And my deepest thanks for your courage. Your daughter truly was more than her addiction. May you find comfort in knowing that you have made a difference in the lives of others.

Posted by Cheryl Hyde - Philadelphia, PA   April 22, 2015

I am so sorry for your loss of this most beautiful girl. My family also experienced a loss my grandson lost his mother and the incredibly brave obituary that you wrote with so much love. Can truly let the world know how deeply this problem affects the individual and the family. May you find strength in the way you shared your loss. Thank you for your brave bold and beautiful farewell

Posted by Sally Moyer - Nashua, NH   April 22, 2015

So sorry for your loss. So generous of you to try and help others at this time.

Posted by Laura Dean - Lyons, NY - not   April 22, 2015

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Posted by JT - Arlington, VA   April 22, 2015

Candle

May Molly rest in peace with the Lord and God Bless.

Posted by Norman Boehner - Melbourne, FL   April 22, 2015

My deepest sympathy for your loss. Molly was lucky to have parents who supported her and loved her, regardless of her heroin addiction. Too many addicts have no support, and for them I have sincere empathy. In a perfect world we'd find easy and effective treatment for our addicts so they could have a better chance at long term sobriety.
Heroin addiction is no stranger in my household, and I'm thankful for every day that my son stays clean. It's been more than five years now, but I know it will always be a concern to me and our family.
I hope your memories of Molly help ease the huge loss in your hearts.

Posted by Sue G - Vancouver, WA - Friend   April 22, 2015

I am so unbelievably sorry for your loss. I lost my little brother to a drug overdose and our family stayed on top of it as much as humanly possible. My heart goes out to your family.

Posted by Leslie - Portland, MI   April 22, 2015

My heart goes out to you. I know how hard this all has been for you, I lost my son 13 years ago (age 28) to this horrible addiction. We thought he was clean and even though we thought we were keeping an eye on him and helping him he managed to get some bad stuff and he OD'd. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. I hope that your words will help save another family from having to suffer through this horrible disease.
Cheri L. Akron, OH

Posted by Cheri Langenek - Akron, OH - No relation   April 22, 2015

So sorry for your loss. I admire your bravery to post what really happened. My sister lost her son to a prescription pill overdose and still can't be honest with what happened. My heart goes out to you. Blessings

Posted by Lee Jones - Flowery branch, GA - unrelated   April 22, 2015

Candle

I am sorry to hear about your daughter Molly. She was a beautiful girl. Your family will be in my prayers. God bless you.

Posted by Sandra Gillis - Laconia, NH - not related   April 22, 2015

Candle

You have my heart felt condolences on the loss of your daughter

Posted by pam Armbrust - mesa, AZ - not   April 22, 2015

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I am so sorry for your loss. I was deeply touched by your honesty. Keep her memories alive, and know that she is now in heaven dancing with the angels.

Posted by Debbie - Shillington, PA - no   April 22, 2015

I am saddened by the loss of your loved one, Molly. I only met her a couple of times but she seemed full of life. You must love her very much to share her story in her final tribute in the hopes of helping just one person and to shed light on this problem to end the shame people feel. Hopefully this will help families and their loved ones get the help they need. My condolences go the Parks family and my OOB family.

Posted by Marcia Fleury - Old Orchard Beach, ME - a Friend and a Mom   April 22, 2015

I'm very sorry for your loss but admire your bravery

Posted by Matthew Stearn - Austin, TX   April 22, 2015

My heartfelt condolences to all of Molly's loved ones. I will keep you in my prayers and ask God to surround you. May you find comfort in knowing your story has reached so far and surely touched so many. God bless.

Posted by Amanda Wright - Cleveland, OH   April 22, 2015

I am so sorry for the loss of your daughter, my heart goes out to you. My son has been battling heroin addiction & other drugs for 7 years. He is in rehab and I pray every day that he doesn't relapse. My prayers are with you.

Posted by Sherry Merrihew - Rochester, NH   April 22, 2015

I'm so sorry for your loss. I honestly don't know what your going thru I do have two daughters 14 and 13. So
I know how I would feel if that happened to them. God bless you all. My prayers are with you.

Posted by Julie Hughes - Athens, TN   April 22, 2015

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Sorry for your loss. I know the struggles of drug addiction .I've been clean 8 years.God bless u an the rest of family.

Posted by tina hammond - dahlonega, GA   April 22, 2015

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I'm so sorry for the loss of your precious daughter to this evil addictive disease, I admire what you are doing so that a lot of families know you are going through, May God Bless You And May Molly Rest In Peace Where she don't have to Suffer or What was So Bad That she Had To Turn To Her Demon....

Posted by Theresa E - Portland, CT - non related   April 22, 2015

My thoughts and prayers are with all those who loved Molly. I lost my baby brother in 2008, ultimately to suicide, but he too suffered addiction. Such a terrible affliction for families to endure with those they love. Sending so much love your way!

Posted by Karena Burnette - Lakeland, FL   April 22, 2015

RIP Molly....N to her parents-thank u SO much for being so candid! U WILL save someone!!! U WILL!!!!! Thank u!! So sorry for ur loss..

Posted by Jessica - CT   April 22, 2015

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May G-D Bless you all with the happy and good memories of Molly,I will pry for your family to help you with..G-D Bless your time of grief

Posted by - ME   April 22, 2015

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved daughter. I have a 23, soon to be 24, year old son who has struggled with addiction since he was about 17. Addiction is a beast and only those that have gone through it can understand. These were human beings and lives. Precious babies. May yours rest in peace.

Posted by Sue - litchfield, OH - not related   April 22, 2015

My heartfelt condolences for you loss. No parent should ever have to bury a child. Especially to a drug overdose. While her loss is your family's tragedy, all parents share your pain that have battled with our children's addictions. And your candid words were so refreshing and serve as a warning for all. If her loss can save another family from loosing a child to this scourge, then her death is not in vain. May God give you comfort in your time of sorrow, and joy to know that she is now free of the demon to took her way too soon.

Posted by Mitchell and Dana Neeley - Clio, MI   April 22, 2015

Thank you for submitting Molly's story during this painful time of loss. God Bless your family.

Posted by A friend   April 22, 2015

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Thank you so much for sharing your daughters life with others' many struggle daily with additions and some fail to get the help they need. You did your best and you made her life count even in death . Prayers to all involved in drug additions. God heal our children, heal their additions ,

Posted by Diana - monroe, MI - none   April 22, 2015

The story of Molly just came up on my feed on Facebook, and while I never knew of her before now, my heart goes out to her family and friends. I too have lost family members to drug addictions, and feel the pain in your heart. Remember and cherish the good times, for those will always be with you. Talk about her often and laugh about all the great times you had together, but continue to share her story with the world. If it saves just one young person from the same ending, her memory will forever go on in their lives too. God bless you all in this time of mourning, and know so many people are thinking of and praying for you all.

Posted by A touched stranger - Vancouver, WA - not related   April 22, 2015

I never knew her, but as someone with a loved one battling addiction, I recognize the pain you have been in since her battle started. Few recognize heroine addiction as the horrible disease it is. I hope she, and you, can find peace.

Your friend

Posted by Your friend - IL   April 22, 2015

My heart hurts for you. I lost my sister in 2010 to a drug overdose at the age of 22. I'm praying for your family.

Posted by Tina Truman - GA   April 22, 2015

My heart goes out to all of you. I didn't know Molly however, after watching the video you put together has me wishing I had..She was absolutely beautiful and kudo's to all of you for supporting and loving her. I lost my daughter too there isn't a day that will not ever think of them. My prayers to all of you and RIP little Molly. Brenda formerly NH and now in FL...

Posted by Brenda - Lakeland, FL   April 22, 2015

First, I would like to send my condolences to Molly's family and friends. I did not know Molly or her family but, I read the obituary and felt like I needed to write this message. I would like to thank her family for obituary that was written. It was filled with brutal honesty and raw emotion. I hope that it may send a message to other kids and young adults that suffer from addiction. I hope that the obituary gives the loved ones of an addict the hope to never give up. Addiction is an insidious disease and can claim the lives of anyone. Again, I am so sorry for your loss but thankful that your obituary shows such honesty.

Posted by D Jeffers - South Portland   April 22, 2015

Thank you for telling your story. My heart breaks for you and Molly's friends. God Speed, Molly!

Posted by deb - MI   April 22, 2015

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In our prayers and thoughts, we will always remember Molly and the Goodness and Love she brought to all are lives.

Posted by Dave Stewart - manchester, NH   April 22, 2015

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Too many young lives are lost to addictions, may Molly's story touch others who are struggling with these demons. So very sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter, you are in my prayers.

Posted by - Hampden, MA   April 22, 2015

My heart goes out to the Parks family for their loss. Thanks also for your honesty, and I hope it will help others. We recently lost to two young men to heroin in our neighborhood, each living a stone's throw from the other. Their families did everything in their power to help their children. Sending hugs and support from Georgia.

Posted by Leigh - GA   April 22, 2015

As the brother of a recovering addict I know the pain of loving an addict. It is a very hard road to travel and it is extremely difficult to love someone that does not love themselves. Luckily for me and my family, we did not lose my sister to this terrible disease. You and your family are in our thoughts as you try to find a new norm without this beautiful girl! May she rest in peace and may her story be the beginning of the end of an addiction for another addict. Peace and love to you and your family!

Posted by Scott Mobley - Commerce, TX - Friend   April 22, 2015

Prayers for you and your family.

Posted by Brenda Norris - st augustine, FL   April 22, 2015

I came across this on fb and was compelled to read about your daughter. I too, have lost a family member to this awful drug (my uncle) and I too, know the area you speak of. I hope the fond memories if Molly help to easy your tired minds and time helps to ease your breaking hearts. I will not lie and say time heals this wound bc it doesn't. I miss my uncle daily. I will pray for your family and I hope my uncle will be there to welcome her to a land of peace and healing unlike here. I will keep your family in my thoughts especially this summer during my families annual trip time York. May God bless you all.

Posted by Jennifer Weaver - Watervliet, NY - n/a   April 22, 2015

thoughts and prayers think you for your courage and bless you and your

Posted by cammie nummer/grieves - grand rapids, MI   April 22, 2015

Praying for all those dealing with addictions. Prayers to the Parks family

Posted by Mary - Houston, TX - not   April 22, 2015

I read this article on WTOP news. My heart goes out to your family. I too know someone who fights with addiction. I pray your family finds peace and thank you for your honesty.
Friend- Annapolis, MD

Posted by heart felt - annapolis, MD - not related   April 22, 2015

i am sorry i didnt know your daughter but as I read this story, with a sick feeling in my stomach and tears streaming down my face, I felt I did.my daughter is also an addict and has been for over 5 years.we hope she will succeed and make a difference some how with this deadly disease.i will keep molly and the family in my prayers. from a loving parent

Posted by laurie - NH   April 22, 2015

I am amazed at reading these messages and how many people you touched by telling your story from all over the world, may you find comfrt in knowing you have helped many people.

Posted by JR - MD - Stranger   April 22, 2015

Another beautiful life lost to this epidemic, Im sorry there wasn't adequate help for Molly in our society. We need change which starts with people like you who call attention to the issue, thank you for your candor. It may help save other lives, maybe mine. My prayers are with you,

Posted by Melanie - Seattle, WA - stranger   April 22, 2015

i am truly sorry for your loss. 9 months ago today we lost my nephew to the same demon. Praying that you will receive God's comfort and strength to get through each day. May your beautiful daughter rest in peace.

Posted by Pat Duteau - North Adams, MA - no relation   April 22, 2015

My ♡ goes out to you as I have experienced the same type of loss with several family members and friends. I am a close friend of Heather who helped save my sisters life several years ago and my sister is now and has been clean for 13 years and I thank God for that, along with many people who helped and continue to help her with staying clean! I have been wearing red lipstick in memory of Molly and for those who know me, that's not the norm, but I feel grateful for her story as it hits very close to home and has effected her cousin Heather deeply which has its effects on me as well. I wish I had words that could heal your heart but I don't all I have is love in my heart and red lipstick to wear to keep Molly's beautiful spirit alive here in Visalia, Ca. God bless you and your family in all that you do and without question during this process of transition and grieving time. As we were all once and shall be again walking in the sunlight of the spirit!♡♡♡♡

Posted by Christiann McCully - Visalia, CA - friend of Heather Parks   April 22, 2015

Sincere condolences... Please know that you all are in thoughts and prayers... I too know the struggles of addiction and am saddened that Molly was unable to overcome hers... May she finally have peace.

Posted by Melanie M. - Houston, TX - No relation   April 22, 2015

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My heartfelt condolences go out to all of Molly's family. I was in your shoes last May 23rd losing my beautiful, 28 year old son Brian to an overdose. No words can help ease your pain, but to know that you are not alone and that many others are crying, praying and sending support and love, may.

Posted by Elaine Valk - Worcester, MA   April 22, 2015

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I pray for the family. Its hard to lose a loved one and more to addiction. I am in recovery and have been for four years. God bless ya'll.

Posted by schaneece hunsaker - blanco, TX   April 22, 2015

I lost my little sister almost a year ago to heroin. My heart goes out to the family. Sending love and light

Posted by Brandi - New Orleans, LA   April 22, 2015

my though and prays go out to the family

Posted by Julie sylvester - Athol, MA - my son has a drug problem. with   April 22, 2015

I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is living my greatest fear. Any parent with a child who is a drug addict lives in fear every day of getting that phone call. I have a 19 year old son who is a drug addict. We have been in rehab with him and stood by him and supported him as much as he will allow us. My thoughts are with you and your family and may Molly rest in peace.

Posted by Sheri - VA - not related   April 22, 2015

I didn't know Molly or your family but I wanted to tell you how truly sorry I am for your loss. I also wanted to thank you for sharing your family's story so openly. I have a teenager struggling with addiction and your words inspire me to keep fighting to get him into treatment. Your family will be in my prayers.

Posted by Kathleen McMahon - Londonderry, NH   April 22, 2015

I hope she is at peace.

Posted by Christine Morales - Homosassa, FL   April 22, 2015

My thoughts and prayers are with your family as you deal with such a loss. No words of comfort can be said during this time, especially from a stranger like myself. I don't know anything about you all, besides what I read of Molly and why your family decided to share. My hope and prayer is that your bold candidness will help another family who is dealing with a similar situation. May Molly be at peace now, and that you all keep her bright spirit alive. May God bless you all!

Posted by La Tonya - Hattiesburg, MS   April 22, 2015

I never knew Molly but her legacy will forever change the lives of others thru this very honest obituary. My husband lost his battle w/addicton in 08/14. Continue to be strong and get these tough messages out!

Posted by Shannon Kinne - Winston Salem, NC   April 22, 2015

We are so very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
With our sympathy, Jack & Martha Wiseman

Posted by A friend   April 22, 2015

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Sorry for your loss

Posted by Gloria Gordon Cruz - Snellville, GA   April 22, 2015

I'm so very, very sorry for your loss. Molly was clearly fun and full of life. Coming from a family with a history of addiction that was swept under the rug, I admire and commend you for such an honest obituary. It is my hope that everyone who sees Molly's story on social media (like I did) will hear your plea to help their own family members. I lost my step-dad to alcoholism, and I want to think that we did everything possible to help him. Maybe we didn't. I believe that your loss will not be in vain because you chose to be forthright with Molly's unfortunate cause of death. If one life is saved, your family has served justice for your loss, although that does not make it easier. I pray God's blessings rain down on you, and I pray that you find a comfort and peace that only He can provide. Thank you for speaking out about addiction loss. Your family is not alone, and I'm thinking of you all. God bless.

Posted by Liz Gray    April 22, 2015

From one mom to another, I will pray that our heavenly Father will give you and your family the love, guidance and support you and your family will need to get through the loss of your daughter. You never get over the loss of a child but I will pray that you can find peace in knowing she is with Jesus now. God bless.

Posted by Colorado Mom - Fort Collins, CO   April 22, 2015

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RIP Little One...sending prayers to family and friends. A life......far to brief.

Posted by Colleen - Clearwater, FL - not related   April 22, 2015

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Very sorry for your loss. Thank you for your courage in speaking the truth and encouraging loved ones to be diligent in their support of those who are struggling.

Posted by John Anwiler - Ida, MI   April 22, 2015

May God give you the strength to live now for your daughter. God bless you all.

Posted by Tim Holland - Marietta, GA - stranger   April 22, 2015

Parks Family You do not know me nor do I know, you but please know my thoughts and prayers are with you. The obituary was truly honest and I hope it encourages others to pay attention and to know they are not alone. I hope the happy memories you have of her can sustain you through this awful loss.
Tammy
Huntingtown, MD

Posted by Tammy - Huntingtown, MD - complete stranger   April 22, 2015

I am so sorry for your loss. As the mother of a heroin addict in recovery, I still pray every day that she chooses not to go back...it is a lifelong struggle. Thank you for your honesty in this obituary and in other news stories I've read. If it can help another family or bring understanding to others, it can only be a good thing.

Posted by Patti L - NH   April 22, 2015

Sending Love, Light, and Prayers during this time..............

Posted by Stacey Petrikas - Whitehall, NY - No Relation   April 22, 2015

I am so sorry for your loss, and I know that it will open the eyes of other addicts and their families and even save lives. I think this is such an amazing testimony. Thank you.

Posted by Kristen Hoofman - AR - None   April 22, 2015

I'm so very sorry for your loss. My 24 year old son overdosed on 4/23/13 so I do know the heartache. May God carry you through this sad time. I will keep you in my prayers. Fly high with the angels Molly! <3>

Posted by Maureen Kreider - Gilbertsville, PA - stranger   April 22, 2015

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I am so sorry to read about the loss of your daughter. I understand the difficulty it takes to accept the circumstances surrounding a death... But to openly share those circumstances with the world... Takes more courage and love then I've seen in a very long time. To me it reveals the exsorbanant am out of compassion you had for Molly... And others. I pray you find peace.

Posted by Valerie - Waynesboro, PA - unknown to family   April 22, 2015

Prayers to your family. Heroin addiction is a powerful disease that affects more people than people realize because of the stigma of addiction. Most users want to quit but have a hard time finding the help to do so.

Posted by www.HeroinSupport.org - KY   April 22, 2015

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Posted by Kris Tuohy - Fenton, MO   April 22, 2015

God Bless you all! I know your struggles and I wish you all heartfelt peace and comfort .

Posted by Martha Haughey - pittsfield, MA - understanding parent   April 22, 2015

I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my son in November from the same addiction. I can deeply feel your pain.
Sincerely and from the bottom of my heart,
Mona Descoteaux

Posted by Mona Descoteaux    April 22, 2015

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I don't know you or your daughter. I saw your story on Facebook. It takes a lot of strength to be as candid as you have been regarding her addiction. I'm praying that you sharing her story and wonderful pictures will help someone find their way out of drug addiction. I applaud you and I'm praying for your family.

Posted by Farrah Atkins - Atlanta, GA - Citizen of Earth   April 22, 2015

Next week is the 3rd anniversary of my 17 year old daughters death from a herion overdose. We struggled as well to get and keep her off of heroin. I know the pain you feel and will be praying for you and your family.

Posted by Dean Coates - Sierra Vista, AZ - Not related.   April 22, 2015

rest in peace ...your struggle ,you entered into with innocence and could never find your way out , never believing it was as bad as those around you saw..i look at you and see my 3 yr old granduaghter, my 40 yr old sister , my 17 yr old niece..you were beautiful, you mattered , you had better things in life to accomplish...i dont know you but i see you every day in so many other people .your story touched me and makes me hug my loved ones a little longer..may your soul go on to help others and serve god ..rest ,finally rest .

Posted by phil henderson - monroe, MI - not related   April 22, 2015

I am so so sorry for your loss

Posted by Chris - Prague, czech Republic, WY - not related   April 22, 2015

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I'm so sorry! My prayers are with you.

Posted by Julie Bothwell - Lexington, MO - Stranger   April 22, 2015

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You are a beautiful young lady Miss Molly! Rest in Peace sweet child. To all of your family and friends my thought's and prayer's are with you. I have a nephew who is currently trying to recover from this deadly drug. You feel so helpless. There is only so much that loved ones can do and then it is up to the addict to do the hard part. I am so sorry for your loss!

Posted by CLC - Madison, WI - no relation   April 22, 2015

RIP Beautiful Molly. You and your family are in my prayers.

Posted by K Schroader - Louisville, KY - not related   April 22, 2015

So sorry for your loss! Saying prayers for all! Thank you for your courage! God Bless!

Posted by A friend   April 22, 2015

Peace Love and Prayers from Mississippi

Posted by ❤    April 22, 2015

I commend you for your openness and sharing this terrible tragedy with the community, in hopes of benefiting others. I wish more families would take the opportunity in the obituaries of their passed loved ones to be honest about the addiction that has plagued their family. Instead, we see an obituary for a 20-something year old and the family, trying still to continue to hide their child's addiction as they have done many times before, just writes those words we see so often: "Passed away unexpectedly". I am 25 years old and was addicted to opiates for 6 years, myself. After numerous failed attempts at getting help and support from my family, I am now going on 7 months of sobriety; I am getting a second chance. I am rebuilding my life and relationships with family. I wished you could have experienced that with your daughter. As I walked in her shoes for many years, please do not blame yourselves for anything. I was brought up in a phenomenal family, was instilled with good values, went to a private high school, and was drug-free for the first 18 years of my life. The reason for my addiction had absolutely nothing to do with my upbringing and was largely attributed to the social choices I made and people I surrounded myself with. I am sure it was the same for your daughter. Please know that she loved you for supporting her and not turning your back on her; that the moment she was able to be honest with you about her addiction, it was a huge weight off her shoulders. Also, please know that given a little more time and determination, she WOULD HAVE turned this all around. I am sorry for your loss and thank you once again for using this tragedy as an opportunity to help others. Addiction is real, and it is affecting more people than most realize. There needs to be more people like you to shed some light on this and help reach as many struggling families as possible!

Posted by Nate - Lewiston, ME   April 22, 2015

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I'm so sorry for your loss,,,i know the pain you and your family are going threw...I to have lost my niece at a young age...Hope was only 22 years old when she also died from a over dose,,,it will be 2 years in September...I still feel like it was yesterday...they tell me it gets easier over time...so I send to you and your family many many hugs and prayers...again I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope your sad story helps someone else..we need to try to make our young people understand what this awful drug does...so thank u for sharing your loss...prayers.....Lisa butler

Posted by lisa butler - north adams, MA - loss someone too young age   April 22, 2015

You have been so very brave in sharing Molly's story in hopes of helping others in your grief. I didn't know you but am very moved of the story and the response to your family from others who have addiction in their families. My thoughts and prayers are with you and hope all the good memories of who Molly was will sustain you.

A friend in Maine

Posted by A friend   April 22, 2015

I am so sorry for your loss. I to almost lost my son last February to drug overdose. He still struggles everyday and doing a great job. But I hung in there no matter how bad he was killing me. I am glad I didn't turn my back on him as so many people told me to do so. My heart aches for you and your family. Thoughts and prayers for all of you

Posted by Teri Bonnette - Glendale, AZ - someone who carea   April 22, 2015

I am taken back by your choice to be candid about your daughter's struggle with addiction. It is a story that must be told and so often isn't. My prayers to you and your family.

Posted by Suzanne - Sanford, ME   April 22, 2015

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RIP Dear Molly. To the family of Molly Alice Parks: My sincere condolences go out to all of you. It is very sad to lose a loved one and even worse, when that loved one is your child. I watched the video scrap book. It is a wonderful tribute to a beautiful woman. Like Molly, I too, struggled with addiction. I also could do a good job of acting like I was leading a clean life, but I wasn't. Today, I am clean. I was able to face my deepest demons and conquer them head on. I understood why I had the symptoms of addiction. I know how hard it is to hurt because someone near and dear has a problem with drugs. It's not your fault. I don't know if this makes any sense to all of you. I guess I shouldn't have written this, but I felt very compelled to just write from my heart. God Bless You All.

Posted by Georgianna - Anaheim, CA   April 22, 2015

My heart is with you and your family. My daughter is an addict also and has been in and out of rehab several times. Like Molly she almost died of an overdose after getting out of rehabilitation. My daughter is 22 and refuses help, though we continue to try it seems helpless. The courage it took for you to write this obituary is amazing to me. This courage of yours reinforces how we as parents can never stop trying until their last breath. May Molly rest in peace.

Posted by G Bonner - PA - not related   April 22, 2015

I am so sorry for your loss. I lost a 22 year old son to a heroin overdose in 1999 and the pain may diminish, but it never leaves, there is always the shadow of loss. May you find comfort and peace.

Posted by Marie Peterson - Ironwood, MI - No relation   April 22, 2015

I'm so sorry for the loss of your beautiful girl. I lost my daughter to OD in 2011. Thank you for speaking out in hopes of saving another life. It took me quite a while to get there and I commend you for your bravery. Please be gentle with yourselves in the coming days, weeks, months and know that you did all that you could to save Molly. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Rhonda Lotti - Watertown, MA   April 22, 2015

I am so very sorry for your loss of your beautiful Molly and I feel your pain, daily. I just lost my 55 year old brother a week ago to a lifetime of addictions. It is a constant struggle as I question myself about what I could have done differently to save him. Please know that you have done everything that you could. I wish all of you Peace.

Posted by Jill Gunstrom - Louisville, KY   April 22, 2015

I happened upon this page, and was struck by the beauty and love in those photos of Molly. I worked with heroin addicts for two summers in my youth, and I know how powerful the grip of the drug can be --- how it can transcend the most loving and caring family's attempts to help. In this moment of heart-wrenching loss, be assured that there are some of us who at least partially understand, and are shedding tears as we see the beauty in your daughter's face and try to comprehend your feelings. You are so brave, and I so admire you for trying to find a way to help others. Jim Steiger, Professor, Vanderbilt University

Posted by James H. Steiger - Nashville, TN - Not related   April 22, 2015

My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Your bravery and candor, even in this time of terrible grief, will payoff if a life is saved. Peace and healing to you and your family.

Posted by Judith H. Reilly - Utica, NY   April 22, 2015

My daughter is also forever 24. Graduating in 2009 she did three years of college before being losing her life to a deadly cocktail of heroin mixed with several other things. I'm so sorry for your loss and wish you peace.

Posted by Judy O'Brien - Melrose, MA - etc   April 22, 2015

My deepest condolences to molly's family and friends may she rest in peace now and be free from her addiction she is flying with the angels watching over all those who loved and cared for her R.I.P molly

Posted by jessica - Manchester, NH   April 22, 2015

May you cherish all your happy memories. My prayers for you all, for peace. Thank you for sharing Molly with us all.

Posted by Marianne gerlang - centereach, NY   April 22, 2015

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So sorry for your loss of your beloved Molly. I lost my Michael in Jan 2013 in the same manner. He was 45 yrs old. Had been to rehab but could not get past the pull of the disease of addiction. It never gets easier to deal with nor does the pain go away. We can only pray and let them know we still love them. God bless you.

Posted by Kathy Lord - Pittsburg, NH   April 22, 2015

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So sorry for your loss. Parents are never supposed to bury their children. But also thank you for being strong for your daughter, heroin has cursed my daughters life in similar ways like your daughter. Prayers to your family and may God Bless.

Posted by joel mohn - Marshfield, MA - no   April 22, 2015

Thoughts and prayers to Molly's Fa,ily. May you all find peace in the beautiful memories you have of your Molly. From - A parent of an addict

Posted by D Moretto - allenstown, NH - n/a   April 22, 2015

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My thought and prayers are with during this awful time.But know she's in the warmth of an angels wings and in peace.Will continue to pray for your family.Know you have done your best,no parent should lose their child,especially from something so sad.God Bless you all

Posted by Robin Merchant - weatherfield, VT - someone who cares   April 22, 2015

So sorry for your loss.

Posted by Don Jutras - Williston, VT   April 22, 2015

I, too, appreciate the honesty with which you have chosen to attend to your daughter's death as a consequence of her addiction. Sugar-coating the problem, ignoring, denying or choosing to not speak of it, and using euphemisms to side-step the ugliness and horrors will not help to elucidate drug addiction's corrupt and deadly grasp upon society. Your frankness may. As a mother, grandmother, mental health counselor and engaged citizen-human being, I share concerns with the many who have chosen to express their condolences for your great loss, and those who have a shared grief. As the step-mother of an addict not ready for her two rehab stays, I have never given up the hope that our particular addict might someday choose differently, before the addiction may finally, fully get her. My husband, like I suspect the parents of many addicts do, scours the obituaries daily, looking for the youthful taken far too soon; looking to see whom the current heroin addiction epidemic has broken, looking to see that it may not be, yet, our girl.

I am very sorry that it was, this time, your girl. I am so sorry that it is any son or daughter. The spiral of drug addiction can be a long and arduous, heartbreaking journey well before an obit need be written. How often have we, as the parents of an addict, contemplated the possible and perhaps likely need to be writing their child's obituary, their child's cause of death being their own addiction? I am deeply regretful that another child has been lost! I am profoundly moved and extraordinarily grateful that you have chosen to deal with your lovely Molly's death so openly, with forthrightness and integrity. I hope that her subsequent journey may be peaceful, and that her beloveds too find some place of peace.

Most sincerely,
Adele V. Bradley

Posted by Adele Bradley - Goffstown, NH   April 22, 2015

I just read about molly in the newspaper and then on google! I hear about young adults dying all the time from heroin overdoses even friends of mine have died the same way as Molly but for some reason Im deeply touched and grief stricken at the same time but I honestly never read or heard any pleas like the one you have given and I think thats what touched me so much! I also have been battling a 5 year addiction with heroin im in treatment now at the methadone clinic for the past 4 months but I feel like ive done it alone with no help or support from anyone and its been pretty hard but your words really gave me encouragement that I will never forget and will keep in my heart as I struggle with my addiction and sobriety! I am SO sorry for your loss and may Molly rest in peace! She was a beautiful girl and please from an addict to a parent mourning their loss, PLEASE dont ever blame yourselfs its not at all your fault! I can feel from your words that she was truly loved and supported by you as her parents but addiction is just so hard and too powerful to over come that a huge number of us addicts lose our battle to addiction! Thank you so much for your inspiration and may molly rest in peace

Posted by Kristina Gagnon - manchester, NH - inspired   April 22, 2015

My thoughts and prayers and total understanding of this heartbreaking loss go out to you. We, too, lost our beautiful son Kevin on 2/10/14 of a heroin overdose after a long struggle with addiction. He was 31 years old. Know that you are not alone and that Molly has finally found her peace. Love and prayers and God's blessings to you...The Fletcher Family from Massachusetts.

Posted by Joyce Fletcher - Gardner, MA   April 22, 2015

Thank you for being so open about your families struggles. Your bravery may just save a life. God bless you and your dear Molly.
Pam

Posted by A friend   April 22, 2015

Your generosity in sharing your beautiful daughters struggle is so very courageous, brave, and giving, thank you. Such a beautiful girl, such a terrible struggle. Molly struggles no longer but finds shelter and love in the Lords embrace, may all her loved ones find the same.

Posted by Rosemary Irish - Smithfield, VA - No relation   April 22, 2015

So many, so many kids need to see this. Prayers are with you all.

Posted by A friend   April 22, 2015

Candle

My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time.I don't know you but I've lost a loved one also to the same disease~~

Posted by Marie - Manchester, NH - unknown   April 22, 2015

My sincere condolences on your loss. The plight of those of us with the disease of addiction can be crushing to those who love us. May you find peace in the fond memories of Molly.

Posted by Aaron - Westbrook, ME - None   April 22, 2015

I don't know you but I am weeping for the loss of your child, sister, grandchild, friend....a lovely young woman. Thank you for telling your story. It could make a difference to the vulnerable before they venture down that road and perhaps to someone entrenched in the world of opiate addiction.

Posted by KM - Manchester, NH - Member of Society   April 22, 2015

I am so sorry for you loss and so grateful for your courage and honesty in publishing the facts of the passing of your beloved daughter, Molly. Too many families, including my own, have been struck by this horrible addiction, and although my son has not passed from his addiction, it has caused him to become a convicted felon as a result of theft to pay for his addiction. He is now a fugitive, and I have no idea where he is or if he is still alive. I pray that you will find comfort in your memories of your beloved daughter and that your courage and honesty will guide you all the days of your life. God Bless you.

Posted by Linda - Goffstown, NH - not related   April 22, 2015

Thoughts and prayers to you and your family. May Molly rest in peace, and may the love you had for this beautiful young woman live on in your hears forever.

Posted by Linda M. - Brockton, MA   April 22, 2015

I know all to well the reality of this aweful drug. I beg of every family who has a loved one involved with herion or another drug to intervene and stay connected. THEY MATTER. They matteer, and their lives matter. To all of those we have lost - be in peace now and watch down over the struggling one with support and guidence every day!

Our family will be praying for your family!

Zissulis - Amherst, NH

Posted by Cheryle Zissulis - Amherst, NH   April 22, 2015

I'm so sorry for your loss. I cannot imagine the pain of this sad situation for all of you. Prayers to you all. God bless you and Molly.

Posted by Noelle - NH   April 22, 2015

I share the sorrow of your loss. I too lost a daughter (age 20) to a heroin overdose ten years ago. I am very moved by your honesty and willingness to share your story...I wish I had been as brave. Blessings to you and your family.

Posted by Michelle - Manchester, NH - No relation   April 22, 2015

Candle

Thank you for your honesty. May she rest in peace.

Posted by Tom - Johnston, RI - unrelated   April 22, 2015

May you find peace.

Posted by Maureen Petersen - Seminole, FL - not related   April 22, 2015

Thank you for your openness and may you find peace amid the pain of losing your loved one.

Posted by A friend   April 22, 2015

Dustin and the family of Molly, I am so sorry for your loss. I applaud your transparency in this obituary, and my prayer is that your honesty will touch many who share in the same struggles with addiction. I pray Gods peace over your family.

Posted by Nikki Crowell - Saco, ME   April 22, 2015

My sympathies, my prayers. I am so very sorry for the loss of your daughter.

Posted by Debi - Moultonborough, NH   April 22, 2015

Candle

We are so sorry for your loss. This epidemic of heroin deaths must stop as it is decimating a whole generation. Molly seemed like a wonderful young woman that fell into a cycle of addiction that consumed her because of that horrible drug. We hope your courage to write an obituary like this increases the awareness of this horrible disease of heroin addiction. God bless you and your family in your loss and we hope that Molly is in a better place free of her horrible addiction.

Posted by WW - Salem, MA - Read of your loss.   April 22, 2015

My name is Colette Maguire and I know what you have gone thru before Molly's passing..I don't know how you feel with her gone so won't say I know your pain...but I did levy you did during her addiction...my son followed the exact path but is in rehab 3000 miles away. I worry when he comes home.I would be so HUMBLED if you would reach out to me to talk if you could.. I'm on fb...I'm a believer of God he helps more than we know...I'm sorry you lost her to that he'll...

Posted by Colette Maguire - Manchester, NH   April 22, 2015

I am so sorry for your loss! She looks like a young woman with a vibrant personality! We have lost many friends to this horrible addiction

Posted by Laura Hurst - Ortonville,Michigan, MI   April 22, 2015

Candle

I'll always remember the last time we saw each other...it was Christmas Eve at your grandma's house. Your infectious laugh filled the house that night. You're an angel in heaven. Please watch over your dad, mom, stepmom and sister.

Posted by Regina WolfeParks - Westbrook, ME - Aunt   April 22, 2015

I am so sorry for your loss and hope your efforts help just one struggling similarly -- and hopefully many more. Kate from Western Mass

Posted by Kate Harrington - west springfield, MA   April 22, 2015

My heart goes out to you in the loss of your precious Molly. I feel that her spirit continues to help those who still suffer from this disease through your courageous & loving sharing of her life. I am sober today & know your pain. Please know that my thoughts & prayers are with you at this most difficult time. God bless you. Jennette Googins Morse, Austin, Texas. Formerly from Scarborough.

Posted by A friend   April 22, 2015

Dear Family & Friends of Molly, May your acknowledgement of your tragedy and struggle help others who are amidst the same horrible addiction. Hopefully the more light that is shed on this ever growing epidemic will help everyone realize that more needs to be done. You are courageous people to bare your pain with the world. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to all who have lost a loved one so senselessly.

Posted by Lucy One who has also lost    April 22, 2015

Be at peace dear beautiful Molly. Watch over your family as they watched over you, with love. Thank you to the family for sharing without shame, a difficult act. I am so very sorry for your loss.

Posted by Melissa - Strafford, NH   April 22, 2015

I am so sorry for your loss. Though I didn't know Molly or any family members, I am very grateful for the courage and strength it took for them to publish the facts of Molly's passing. Hopefully it will be encouargment for other people who struggle with this horrible addiction. KF of Manchester

Posted by KF    April 22, 2015

I am a stranger to your family...but was so moved by your courage to portray Molly's death so honestly! I also have Heroin addiction in my family, as so many do these days. May you find some comfort in your courage, albeit grief and pain...but know you are a remarkable family to bring this to light..as Molly was your light! My thoughts and prayers for you at this time...and thank you! Marla Roberts

Posted by A friend   April 22, 2015

Though I do not know you, I am so sorry for your loss. Your bravery to include the struggles Molly had with addiction is admirable. It is a true and real issue that has stolen so many people's lives. So thank you for using Molly's unfortunate end to her story to hopefully help continue other people's stories of recovery from addiction. Molly was clearly loved so much by all of you. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Abby Starin - Manchester, NH   April 22, 2015

I do not know you or Molly but my heart aches for you all. Thank you for being brave by talking openly about Molly's struggle with addiction. My son who is close to Molly's age is almost three years sober living in Portland Maine and I thank God everyday for his good health. Sharing Molly's story will help so many others. I am so sorry for your loss.
Catherine See
Swampscott, MA

Posted by A friend   April 22, 2015

This is a rapid disease in this world..God help us..Truley so sorry..

Posted by A friend   April 22, 2015

Although I never had the pleasure of meeting Molly, I did have the pleasure of sharing my high school years with the Michaud's. Please know as a parent of a heroin addict, she did love you with all her heart. Unfortunately the drug was much bigger and stronger than she was. It's always just one more time and I will try to quit as I hate what I am doing to my family and friends. Thank you for having the strength to share your storing in hopes of helping other families. Heroin is ruining lives in all parts of the US. Sending prayers for you today and in the coming days. Please remember Molly as she was before the heroin took control of her. Hoping she is finally at peace.

Posted by Sharon Wilkinson Anderson - Maplewood, MN   April 22, 2015

Thank you to Molly's family for not being ashamed and bringing attention to this horrible addiction that's killing our children. My family also lost a loved one at the age of 30 this year.He left behind 2 young children.I ask that all parents start getting involved,educated and lets save our children.To all the funeral homes in our area can literature be left for treatment or help be offered at the wakes? Maybe this could help save "one" life. God Bless you Molly...you will be missed by all who loved you!

Posted by D Talbot - Manchester, NH   April 22, 2015

I'm sorry for your loss.

Posted by reader - philadelphia, PA - none   April 22, 2015

Thank you for sharing your life! My God bless you all, and may we find our way out of drugs on this earth...thanks for sending out a great message !

Posted by A friend   April 22, 2015

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

Posted by A friend   April 22, 2015

I did not know your daughter, but I am effected by addiction. May your family find peace somehow, someday, and I hope that your plea for others is heard. Adddiction effects whole families. With peace and Love pam

Posted by Pam Smith - NH   April 22, 2015

So sorry to hear about your loss. Rest in peace Molly.

Posted by teagan rintoul - limestone, ME - friend of a friend.   April 22, 2015

you have my sincere condolences for having to go through this horrible time. May it bring you comfort to know that last week a young lady Molly's age found herself fed up with losing friends in her hometown of Tilton NH and started a page on her FB awareness for Addiction-she has a lot of followers and they are holding a walk on May 31 in Tilton NH to raise awareness and money for programs for rehab from this terrible addiction (heroin.) May you get the comfort you need by remembering the good things and not the heroin that took her. GOD BLESS!! (Lilly Cote, Franklin, NH-addictive family.)

Posted by Lilly Blake Cote - Franklin, NH - not related   April 22, 2015

I'm sorry for your loss, and applaud and support your decision to include the cause of death. Heroin has been an epidemic for years, and every person I have lost to this horrible drug, their obituaries mentioned nothing about their struggles with addiction, or how it was the cause of their death. Spreading awareness is not just something we should do, it's what we need to do, in order to make the help these people need accessible. Thank you for your strength in sharing-- My thoughts and condolences are with you, and everyone affected by the tragedy named Heroin.

Posted by Erma - NH   April 22, 2015

Candle

My heart is with you. I'm in recovery and I just wish I could help people before it is too late. She should have not expired so soon and I'm so sorry you have to bear her loss. Whatever you do, please do not blame yourselves. Reach out to other families who have been in your position as there are far too many who are. You are not alone.

Posted by Britt - Manchester, NH   April 22, 2015

So very sorry for your loss. I know your pain. We lost our son to heroin in 2012. I hope and pray that all of our wonderful children who have been sucked in by this evil are at peace. Keep sharing her story...the more we share, the more we educate so young people won't go down the same path and we eliminate the stigma. They are good kids who made a bad decision.

Posted by MK - Erie, PA   April 22, 2015

So sorry for your loss. I hope Molly can find peace now.

Posted by J.V. Haertsch - York   April 22, 2015

Candle

So sorry for your loss. May God comfort and guide you as well as bless you with strength.

Posted by GG - Denver, CO - Stranger   April 22, 2015

So very sorry for your loss. Nothing that can be said can ease your pain. Thank you so much for having the courage to put her cause of death. Through your loss another may be saved.

Posted by Kendra Ferm - friend   April 22, 2015

My heart breaks for Molly's family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Posted by Julie - Scarborough, ME - None   April 22, 2015

R.I.p your in a better more beautiful place now what a precious angle

Posted by samantha - NH   April 22, 2015

I send you my condolences and deepest sympathy. I too lost a child, my 25-year old daughter. The circumstances of her death are different than Molly's, but we share the same sad story... our girls are gone. I will hold you all in my heart and prayers.

Posted by Penny Richards - MA - A stranger who cares   April 22, 2015

I've been touched by addiction many times. I can feel Molly's vibrant energy viewing her pictures. I do believe you will see your daughter again. When you sit quietly in the future, ask for her presence, when hearing the birds, feeling a breeze or smelling a scent. You will be comforted, knowing she is with you.

Posted by Lorraine - North Reading, MA - A Touched mom   April 22, 2015

Somsorry for your loss. My prayers are with you. I too lost a loved one to an overdose. Stay strong. May she rest in peace.

Posted by Corinne S - New bedford, MA - Not related   April 22, 2015

A beautiful video tribute. My heart is heavy for you and praying for Molly and your family. It makes no sense...

Posted by Sherry potts - greenfield, IN - fellow parent   April 21, 2015

Though we are strangers I am sorry for your loss...your courage in making the cause of her death public is remarkable.....i am sure another child will be saved by your love and generosity....i hope knowing she is at peace will bring you comfort....patricia brethauer

Posted by A friend   April 21, 2015

I am sorry for your lost God be with you Aline Cadorette

Posted by Aline Casdorette - Biddeford, ME   April 21, 2015

Thank you for sharing Molly'sstory. Addiction is so devastating and affects so many families. God bless you. My prayers are with you.

Posted by Lynn Lockridge - Mount Sterling, KY - Not related   April 21, 2015

I have no words except to send my condolences from one alcoholic who is sober right now, to a family that is hurting beyond belief. My love to you as you grieve, but know that love is always there, even when in the addiction. E Rohde

Posted by E Rohde - Carmichael, CA   April 21, 2015

So sorry for this tragic loss..May God give your the strength and courage to get thru this painful time..

Posted by A friend   April 21, 2015

Candle

May you rest in peace Molly. Thank you to Molly's family for sharing This will help others. All my prayers to the family

Posted by velvet Harjala - Luxemburg, WI   April 21, 2015

As a parent, I write with a heavy heart. I pray you will have the strength needed to continue on. I am so sorry .

Posted by Diane - Greensburg, PA   April 21, 2015

May God Bless you all in my prayers. I'm so sorry you have lost Molly to Drug Addiction speaking out and sharing with others will be very helpful God Bless You all❤

Posted by velvet harjala - Luxemburg, WI   April 21, 2015

Blessing to your family. Thank you for the courage to be honest. Addiction doesn't have to mean death. Sending prayers and love from Pittsburgh

Posted by Sherree goldstein - Pittsburgh, PA   April 21, 2015

Candle

I am truly sorry for your loss of such a beautiful child. I have two children fighting this battle. I am so sorry your child lost her battle with addiction . Hopefully people will start to understand this is a disease and not a choice. I hope you find some peace in knowing she no longer suffers ,I lost a sister to alcoholism on 3/18/15 .They soar with the Angels now.

Posted by DENESE KERIK - Brownsville, PA - not related   April 21, 2015

I'm so sorry for your loss and greatly admire your honesty and raw courage in telling the truth. I hope you find comfort in knowing that your honesty will help others, and may Molly's memory always be a blessing to you. Thank you.

Posted by A friend   April 21, 2015

My heart goes out to all of you! Addiction is a horrible thing!!

Posted by Debi Suanet - Manchester, NH - Not related   April 21, 2015

I am so sorry for your loss ss of Molly. I have no words to ease your pain for there are none.My son also battles with addiction. I wish you peace in knowing you loved Molly do very much.

Posted by Judy Black - Stroudsburg, PA - IHH   April 21, 2015

Candle

Praying that you the family will find comfort in knowing that God's got her no more tears no more pain she's in heaven surrounded by God's angels.Rip Molly Alice .

Posted by gloria p deloatch - lowell, MA - no relation   April 21, 2015

Candle

I'm so sorry for the loss of your sweet angel! I myself am a recovering heroin addict with almost 20 years clean and just wanted to applaud you in including her struggles with this relentless disease in her obituary. I wish more grieving families shared your candor and honesty during their time of grief! The stigma still associated with this disease is continuing to cost us lives every day! My heart breaks for you but you may just have saved another child's family from the grief you are feeling now with your bravery! Her struggle is over now and I'm sure she's feeling a freedom she hasn't felt in a long time! Prayers of comfort and peace to her family and all the many loved ones I'm sure she has left behind! ♡♡

Posted by Susan Brett - Boston, MA - Fellow Addict   April 21, 2015

So sorry for your loss-- our hearts and prayers are w/ you-- take your time to.grieve-- may god be by your side on this unwanted journey-- we are 2 1/2 yrs put losing our precious son our hearts ate forever changed -- thank you for sharing your story people need to get real about addiction !!!!

Posted by Tish Martel - Richmond - former Manch Vega, VA - Not   April 21, 2015

Tom, Patti, kasey and the rest of y he family, I truly am at a loss of words. When I first read of Molly's passing I was in shock. I could not believe that it was the same girl from Girl Scouts so any years ago or the same girl from my high school days. All I can say is she left her mark everywhere she went. I never left a conversation with her without a pain in my gut from laughing so hard and she always made the world seem a little brighter. I hope she has now found peace and that your brave and honest obituary will help others and in a different way she can continue to make the world a brighter happier place. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. RIP Molly

Posted by lindsay (jacques) stolsig - old orchard beach, ME   April 21, 2015

Very sorry for your loss. I don't know your family but was heart broken to read how it happened. Thank you for the honesty and having the courage to post how your daughter passed. If one life can be saved by this terrible disease its worth it. RIP Molly

Posted by A friend   April 21, 2015

Candle

"Thank you for your honesty, I didn't know your sweet Molly, but i do know a lot of people struggling with this awful addition, as a mother of a 23 year old daughter i just cant imagine what pain you are feeling, i am so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers and deepest condolences are with you and your family.

Posted by Vikkie - Laconia, NH   April 21, 2015

I am terribly sorry, from the bottom of my heart. My 32 yr. old daughter is also suffering. There are no words, I know. Molly was/is a beautiful girl. I will pray for your family. It is our worst fear/nightmare, and I am so very sorry you had to endure this pain. RIP Molly!

Posted by Irene Smith - Neptune, NJ - Not related   April 21, 2015

So sorry for your loss. I cannot even imagine the pain. Being a mother myself of a 23 yr old, my daughter is currently in rehab and struggles with her addiction. I wish there was more I could do for her, it just scares me to death. My sympathy and prayers go out to your whole family. Thank you for your courage to write what you did.

Posted by anonymous - Manchester, NH   April 21, 2015

My heart goes out to Molly's family. This is an insidious disease that controls every fiber of an addict's body. Thank you for sharing as I believe, many people need to see this and know they are not alone.
God bless you all.

Posted by Denyce Ellis - Derry, NH - n/a   April 21, 2015

I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing such details so that perhaps other lives may be saved. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours at this time of sadness.

Posted by Beth Gardner - Hollis Center, ME   April 21, 2015

My heart is breaking for your family! I'm so sorry for your loss and want to thank you for putting your story out there. Maybe, just maybe it will save some from this awful addiction epidemic. Again I'm so sorry for your loss of your beautiful Molly. I hope your family can find some peace. RIP Molly

Posted by Tara Call - Springfield, NH   April 21, 2015

Thank you for sharing this wonderful tribute to your daughter. I'm sure she loved you all very much, and appreciated the love and support you showed her. With love and prayer from Oregon.

Posted by nancie    April 21, 2015

So very sorry for your loss May She find peace God bless you all keeping your family in my prayers The most honest and beautiful obituary Molly was blessed to have a family like you Stay strong

Posted by Pierre Brisson - Lake Worth, FL   April 21, 2015

Rip Molly
my thoughts and prayers are with your family at this sad time.
Thank you for sharing Molly's story. I hope it's helps other people that has an addiction. This terrible disease has taken so many young lives. We too lost a friend to this Heroin addiction.

Posted by Darlene Riley - Laconia, NH   April 21, 2015

I'm so sorry for the senseless loss of your beautiful child. Thank you for sharing your grief and acknowledging the scourge of addiction. My son struggles everyday and even in my most hopeless hours I can't imagine your pain and loss. I hope you can one day find peace.

Posted by Kat Janisch - Algonquin, IL - Mother of an Addict   April 21, 2015

So sorry,,lost two of my children to this horrible drug,,no parent should have to bury their child,,its unnatural,,I o everything today to push awareness of addiction,,sending prayers to u for peace n comfort,,,sooo sorry for your loss

Posted by Sue Supek Jones Gaskill - Niles   April 21, 2015

Candle

Such a toughing and honest story about a beautiful soul. I am so sorry for your loss. I do not know your daughter or your family but I have a brother struggling with the same addiction, and think you are a strong family to have written such an honest and beautiful obituary. I wish there were more strong people like you.

Posted by M Murphy - Milton/Lakeville, MA   April 21, 2015

My hearts breaks for your family, I am truly sorry for the loss of your daughter. I too have a son who struggles with heroin addiction. As parents we always have hope that our child will recover from this illness, sadly that wasn't to be for Molly. I hope you have peace knowing you did everything you could for your daughter and she isn't in the pain any longer, that addiction inflicts on it's prisoners and their loved ones.

Posted by chris nemetz - green bay, WI - no   April 21, 2015

My sentiments and prayers are with her soul, and with each member of her family.Elisa A Batista

Posted by A friend   April 21, 2015

I do not know your daughter but felt compelled to thank you for sharing what you did in her obituary. If it helps even one person, it is worth it. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

Posted by Candace Paine - Kingston, NH - not related   April 21, 2015

So truly sorry for your loss! Addiction is the hardest thing to watch your child go through. My daughter is just a few months younger than Molly is fighting the same addiction. Thank you for sharing Molly's story! Love and hugs from Missouri!!!!

Posted by Christa Harmon - Sullivan, MO - not related   April 21, 2015

Heartfelt condolences.. May the Lord Jesus hold you through this difficult time .. I'm a mom of an addict and the hell it takes one through . Your daughter is now your angel watching over you. Hugs from Scranton , Pa

Posted by Lorraine Mori - Wilkes -barre, PA - A mother of an addict   April 21, 2015

So sorry for your loss. Unfortunately I know exactly what you are going through. I lost my 22 year old brother to this horrible addiction in July 2014. There is not a day goes by I don't wish I had done more for him. The suffering is over and they now rest in peace. Let us only hope that by sharing these stories, we can help others who struggle every day against this horrible drug. God bless. A friend in Massachusetts.

Posted by amy - MA - friend   April 21, 2015

So sorry for the tragic loss of your daughter at such a young age. I do not doubt at all that your selfless act of sharing Molly's story will be of service to other individuals struggling with addiction and of help to their families as well.

Posted by Carol - Nashua, NH   April 21, 2015

Sorry for your loss~ I don't know you, or Molly, but I know heroin addiction and the struggles and pain it brings for them, and us, their parents and family. My children and their partners all struggle(d) with heroin addiction and I am so grateful they are still with us. But it is never easy. Love and Blessings to all of you..and like you I feel very powerfully the need to share, rather than hide, this experience with the public. Folks do tend to judge. But like we see in the pictures, our children are beautiful, amazing beings that love and are loved. And, will always be loved even across the rainbow bridge.

Posted by Beth Crawford - derry, NH - Friend   April 21, 2015

We didn't know Molly very well but we are so saddened by the news. We always enjoyed her visits to the store. She regularly stopped by picking up for Portland Pie, where she would also grab a bag of the macaroons she loved. Molly always greeted us with a smile on her face and kind words. She truly was a bright light and we will all miss her visits. We are so very sorry for your loss.

Love,
The crew at Farm & Flower

Posted by The girls from Farm & Flower - Manchester, NH   April 21, 2015

Praying for your family from another addict in recovery

Posted by melisa harden - Summerville, SC   April 21, 2015

I am so sorry for your loss. I only knew Molly for a short period of time but she made a lasting impression. She was a wonderful young woman. Thank you for your bravery in sharing her story.

Posted by Jean Mansfield - Nashua, NH - friend co-worker   April 21, 2015

Thank you for having the courage to be honest with her struggles. I am so very sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Cheryl W. - NH   April 21, 2015

Candle

No words but many prayers coming your way. Thank you for sharing Molly's story with us. I'm a mother of two children with the disease of addiction. Your entire family will be in my prayers. I also didn't know your lovely daughter but I applaud you for speaking up in this time of loss. The stigma that surrounds not only our children but also are family's need to end so we can all get the help we need. Again so sorry for your loss. Brenda from Columbus OH

Posted by Brenda Stewart - Columbus, OH - Mom of 2 w/disease of addiction   April 21, 2015

To the Parks family-
I am so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful Molly. I did not know her- I saw this on my FB news feed. Thank you for your courage and speaking out on this tragic addiction that is taking the lives of too many. I am writing to you as a survior of the disease. This could have been me multiple times. If love would have been enough to save me I would have been sober many many years ago. Love cannot save us- we need to save ourselves. This addiction takes control and it is almost impossible to get out of its grip. This is a sad reality we live. God be with you and with Molly. Thank you for being brave in this time awful time. Thank you for your story this will be my reason for staying sober another day. For anyone fighting it- may god be with you. For anyone who loves an addict- may god be with you.
Rest in peace beautiful girl- your pain and suffering is over now. May you find now find the peace you so badly needed. I will pray that god has taken you into his arms. God bless every person who loved Molly. I love her because she was me and I was her.

Posted by Katelyn A - Manchester, NH   April 21, 2015

So sorry for your loss & for all that you endured thru your daughter's addiction. Thank you so much for your honesty in her obituary, I believe that your honesty will help others. I send prayers to all of you in this very difficult time and with such a painful loss.

Posted by Marla Berentson - Minot, ND   April 21, 2015

To Molly's family. I am very sorry for your loss there have been too many lost in this small community. The tribute to your daughter is do powerful I pray it helps. Someone

Posted by M Anzalone - Biddeford, ME   April 21, 2015

my deepest condolences. I pray for your peace.

Posted by addict in recovery - manchester, NH - friend   April 21, 2015

So many drug overdose deaths and suicides seem to be happening in our little corner of the world. Things we hardly ever heard of are becoming nearly every day occurrences. May the good Lord help those of us who are left behind to do all we can to stop these needless deaths. I don't know Molly or her family...but I wish them well as they move forward in their grief. What a beautiful young lady she was...and may her death not be in vain. Toni Farnham, Lancaster, Nh

Posted by Toni Farnham - Lancaster, NH   April 21, 2015

I am so sorry for your loss, and thank you for being so brave as to share with the rest of the world about her addiction so others may realize what this disease will come to if help is not found. My deepest thoughts and prayers go out to Molly's family, rest in peace Molly, your demons are at rest

Posted by A friend   April 21, 2015

God bless you and watch over you. Your angels struggle is over

Posted by joyce - n ridgevillr, OH   April 21, 2015

I don't think I know your daughter im very sorry to hear of yur loss, my condolences to you and your family. I also wanted to commend yu on your bravery to be open about how your daughter has passed, Im certain you will help open many peoples eyes to the severity of this horrible addiction a lot of people are fighting now a days, again im sorry for your loss, but thankful on how you were so open an honest about how you lost such a beautiful young lady to this monster we call addiction.

Posted by Destini - ME   April 21, 2015

Every day I have seen another terrible death as a result of this addiction. I am so sorry for ur loss and it always hits home for me because I have struggled with this for 10 years. I am so sorry for ur loss she looks and sounds like a good person on the wrong path

Posted by brittany - napoleon, OH   April 21, 2015

Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to the family

Posted by david morrow - arundel, ME   April 21, 2015

Although I don't know this family; the story is devastating. Bless you for having the courage not to mask the problem but focus on how this one life, with so much talent, was snuffed out by bad decisions. Will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers that the good memories will sustain you through your grief.

Posted by Jude Deem - WV   April 21, 2015

Condolences from our family to yours.. Keeping you & your family in our Prayers- from San Diego

Posted by Lori & Daniel Tucker - San Diego, CA - I Hate Herion- Family Site   April 21, 2015

Deepest condolences. Thank you for sharing Molly's story. Your courage will help end the stigma of heroin addiction, hopefully.

Posted by Angela T - MA   April 21, 2015

So painful, so tragic, so sad.
I know and have felt the grip of addiction god bless you and your family may he watch over her.

Posted by Ronald Bourque - Salem, NH - Friend of Bills   April 21, 2015

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Your honesty about your loved ones passing will bring benefit to others. I am so sorry you have to have this pain of losing a child. Praying for peace for your family knowing you did your best to help Molly.

Posted by Heather    April 21, 2015

Im so very sorry for your loss. I also lost my son to heroin and my heart breaks for you and our kids we lost. We need to fight and tell our stories to try and help other people. My baby was only 18. Im so very sorry. Shes a beautiful girl and im here to talk if you need a mom who shares your pain

Posted by Sandy - Long beach - Another grieving parent   April 21, 2015

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Tom - I am so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Roxanne Frenette - OOB, ME   April 21, 2015

Thank you for your honesty. Our deepest sympathy for your loss.

Posted by Lynda Morra - Spring Hill, FL - None   April 21, 2015

We too fight for a daughter like your beautiful Molly. Thank you for your honesty about this monster called addiction. May God Bless Your Family.

Posted by A friend   April 21, 2015

Your bravery as a family to share yours and Molly's story helps give a voice and support to others. Thank you.

Posted by A friend   April 21, 2015

Tom so very sorry to hear of your families traggic loss. Please know that I am praying for you and your family. I hope you can take comfort in knowing that she is safe now and no longer suffering.

Posted by Elaine Chapman - Lewiston, ME   April 21, 2015

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Sorry for your loss.Now she is above watching over her family.Molly isn't hurting anymore.Remember all the great times you shared with her.Don't let her go down as a bad person as everyone knows addiction is a disease.

Posted by Brandi Martinez - High Point, NC   April 21, 2015

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Rest in Peace Molly!we are here to help the hurting ones in your family .

Posted by Carol and Todd Andrews - North Yarmouth, ME   April 21, 2015

My heart goes out to the entire family. Your honesty about addiction is to be congratulated. Our young adults are hurting. May God be with you all.
Vicky Shaw

Posted by Vicky Shaw - Old Orchard Beach, ME   April 21, 2015

I am so sorry for your loss . . .

Posted by A friend   April 21, 2015

Prayers to the family. Thank You for being so open and honest about Molly's addiction. Hopefully others will be moved by the truth and its consequences. She is in the arm's of her Angel...may she find some comfort there. Susan L

Posted by A friend   April 21, 2015

Sending condolences from Somerville, Ma. Thank you for having the courage to address the issue of addiction in Molly's obit. I have no doubt that you have made a difference by this act of bravery. May Molly rest peacefully. -Jesse

Posted by Jesse - Somerville, MA - not   April 21, 2015

I'm so sorry for your loss.. It was very brave of you to share her story.. I didn't ko Molly but this really touched my heart and I had to share it.. I'm a recovering addict that has been clean for a yr April 10.. It's a struggle everyday.. But I ko I can do this w all the loving support from my family and friends I've met in NA.. My your family b at peace now knowing Molly is sober and not suffering anymore.. I'll continue to pray for your family

Posted by Jessica Rice - Westbrook, ME - Recovering addict   April 21, 2015

Im so sorry for your loss,my heart goes out to the family an friends

Posted by lisa - manchester, NH - none   April 21, 2015

Iam so sorry for your loss

Posted by Nancy - Rochester, NH - Na   April 21, 2015

Molly 's story has stay with me since reading her obituary. So sorry for the loss of Mary.

Posted by Penny - Concord, NH   April 21, 2015

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I don't know Molly Parks or your family personally yet after seeing this posted in my newsfeed on Facebook I felt the need to show my condolences and respects..to Molly and her family.. you are very courageous to have worded her obituary as you have..giving a face to addiction.. I also ask that to truly beat the evils addiction that you all celebrate Molly's strengths and the positive times of her life..forgive her and yourselves for the power the addiction took away..know in your hearts that even though Molly faced the Devil God and Jesus has a place for her in heaven and she is now at peace..so many can relate to your loss and you did the best you could..you are going to be on an emotional rollercoaster but remember Molly would want you to live a happy full life and to never take anything for granted..sending my love and prayers to Molly, her family, and friends Fly High with the angels Molly RIP

Posted by Cassandra Husted - Millport, NY   April 21, 2015

I did not know Molly personally but I know the battle you fought supporting her for all those years. God bless you all and remember Molly is happy now. Clean and sober looking down and will be your angel until it is time to meet again. The devil had her her mind but Jesus has her soul.

Posted by Dawn - derry, NH - none   April 21, 2015

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So sorry for your loss and thanks for sharing Molly's story...Angela Lipscomb, Louisiana

Posted by Angels lipscomb - Zachary, LA   April 21, 2015

So young and beautiful. I am so sorry for your loss. I pray that by you putting Molly's story out here that it will save at least one life. God Bless you and your family.

Posted by Gloria - Derry, NH - no relation   April 21, 2015

I'm so sorry for your loss. I did not know Molly, but as a mother of an addict in recovery, I know what you went through for the last few years. It's heartbreaking to watch them slip further and further away, knowing you cannot do anything if they are not ready to accept help. Thank you for sharing her story. It helps to let people know that these are our kids, sisters, brothers, etc and they are not simply throwaways. I hope that in time you can look back and remember the good times before the drugs took over and changed your precious child.

Posted by Another mother - Manchester, NH   April 21, 2015

So very sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter. My son Erik passed away 6 yrs ago from a drug overdose. He too fought this disease for my years. I commend you for putting the truth in her obituary, for this is the way we will end the stigma of addiction . God bless you and your family through this journey.

Posted by carol coolbaugh - pittston, PA - facebook   April 21, 2015

My heart goes out to all surviving Family and Friends. This epidemic does not forgive and a mistake becomes a fatality. You all have such class asking that others continue to carry on the battle. This foe cannot be fought alone. God Bless...Al Kincaid, Manchester,NH

Posted by Allen Kincaid - Manchester, NH - FOB   April 21, 2015

Thank you for showing a different face of addiction. Such a beautiful young woman. Addiction doesn't care about who it hurts. A beautiful and honest tribute. Thank you.

Posted by Denise - Manchester, NH   April 21, 2015

I was provided this from a relative in Nashua, NH. I too, lost a nephew to this horrible epidemic. I will never be the same and I know my sister won't. If we keep spreading the word as loudly and dramatically, hopefully we can save one life---- and keep many others from suffering the pain of being left behind to wonder if there was "just one more thing" we could have done.

Posted by CARAL Vargas - Pensacola, FL - concerned person   April 21, 2015

bless you, I am SO sorry for what you went through, my son was an addict, but is alive and clean. i almost feel guilty, because of your sadness. that could have been mine, and I (hug) you from NH, I have no words, I teetered there for years, and will never be the same . Bless you, I am crying because I know the pain, and the end is not written

Posted by mary liljengren - greenville, NH - sufferer   April 20, 2015

I did not know her, but I can tell from her picture she was a beautiful and special person. I applaud you for being so honest in her obituary, for loving her in spite of her battle, and I hope that your honestly will help others. My heart goes out to you, for what you have been through, and for your broken hearts,

Posted by Liz Lucier - Penacook, NH - mother of an addict's child   April 20, 2015

What does one do, I think about the loss of such a beautiful girl and I have also known the fear associated with this tragic end of life. I am humbled by your bravery and can't imagine the inconsolable grief but it lies in wait for our children using this evil drug. I'll include you and others in my daily prayers asking once again for protection and comfort.

Posted by Cheryl Hunt - Manchester, NH - Recovering alcoholic/addict   April 20, 2015

Dear Patti and Kasey, I am so sorry for this devastating loss. I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers, and sending loving energy your way. Xx

Posted by Mary Cook - Gustavus, AK   April 20, 2015

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Posted by Debbie Earls - Tucson, AZ   April 20, 2015

My condolences go out to this young lady's family. Beautiful obituary too.

Posted by Karen    April 20, 2015

Dear Ruth and Family, I am so very sorry for your loss. May she Rest in Peace. Chet

Posted by Chet Wancewicz - O O B., ME   April 20, 2015

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SO SORRY FOR YUR LOSS GOD BLESS U ALL.

Posted by SHERRY BROWN - TENN, TN   April 20, 2015


god bless yur family im so sorry for yur loss

Posted by A friend   April 20, 2015

My deepest sympathies for the loss of your daughter. May she rest in peace.

Posted by A friend   April 20, 2015

So sorry for her loss of life...she had no clue how much life was worth it.....you her family... I am so sorry for all you went through. Hopefully your other children in you family can see this tragedy and loss as anexperience to learn by. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

a

Posted by Elly    April 20, 2015

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My heart goes out to all of Molly's family and friends thru her struggles, may you find peace that opening up honestly in her obituary, you may be able to reach out to many and spare them this sad ending. Thoughts and prayers go out to all of you during this rough time.

Posted by Joanne Ross - USA, NH - classmate of Patti's   April 20, 2015

So sorry for your loss. Hugs and peace to you.

Posted by A friend   April 20, 2015

I did not know Molly, but my son is a heroin addict. Thank you so much for having the courage to share Molly's battle with heroin. My heart is breaking for the loss of such a bright and loving young woman. May Molly finally be a peace. Many hugs....

Posted by Kathy - La Habra, CA - not   April 20, 2015

My heart is crying. I met Molly once, and was a very sweet person. May she rest in peace, and may your family find comfort knowing you did everything you could for her and have a wealth of new-found friends here on Facebook.

Posted by Ilene Mack-Zaghloul - Manchester, NH   April 20, 2015

So very sorry for the loss of this young lady. It is so brave to be so candid about her struggles and your advice to loved ones. I pray your unfortunate loss and message falls on ears that listen. God bless your family. Prayers your way.

Posted by Jenn Martel - Fall River, MA   April 20, 2015

I only met Molly a couple of times but remember her beautiful smile and individuality. To her family my deepest condolences. And thank you for including in Molly's tribute what took her from you all too soon. You must have loved her very much to find the strength to share her struggles with people who never had the honor of knowing her. This should not be met with shae but rather with hope, help and love...

Posted by Marcia Fleury - Old Orchard Beach, ME   April 20, 2015

You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Molly, rest in peace, God bless.

Posted by Bergeron Family - Berlin, NH   April 20, 2015

I did not know Molly but i can see by what i read she had a brave and supportive family.....Please, i hope you find comfort in sharing her story you may help someone. This addiction s---- for the addict and the people they live with or leave behind.......my warmest condolence is with you.

Posted by Jim Magee - Derry, NH   April 20, 2015

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So sorry for your loss. May God be with you as you seek peace!

Posted by Carole (Nadeau) Chabot - Berlin, NH   April 20, 2015

I am very sorry for your loss. I too recently loss a loved one from heroin addict and I say bravo to your family for not pushing it under the rug and using this opportunity to address the seriousness and sadness of this problem. I hope that your family finds peace and closure for the fight you have been through

Posted by Kelly - Laconia, NH   April 20, 2015

You are so brave to share this personal loss so openly. I have a brother that struggled with addiction and thankfully found his way out. It was a difficult struggle for all who love him. May you find peace in your memories of Molly. Much love

Posted by Tina Alexander - Hudson, NH - not related just touched by stor   April 20, 2015

My deepest sympathy for the loss of a beautiful young woman. We don't know each other but I know the journey of addiction. Thank you for spreading the message about addiction. I am deeply sorry for your loss.

Posted by Emily Yenco - Orono, ME   April 20, 2015

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So sorry for your loss. Blessings to the family. Stacey Loranger

Posted by Stacey Loranger - NH - thru friends I never met her   April 20, 2015

I did not know Molly but I want to express how sorry I am for your loss. I also want to thank you for your honesty and expression of compassion about this horrible epidemic that our children are dying from. My thoughts are with Molly's family in this time of heartbreak.

Posted by Bonnie Rodriguez - NH   April 20, 2015

I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing Molly's story and helping to educate people

Posted by April - Goffstown, NH - None   April 20, 2015

I've never met Molly or anyone in your family, but her story has touched me very deeply and my heart goes out to all of you....I am a member of a family that has been deeply touched by addiction, and I admire so much the truthfulness and love that was put into Molly's obituary...may God's blessings and happier memories of Molly sustain you all...

Posted by Helen Morandi - Bennington, VT   April 20, 2015

Your daughter's obituary is circulating on social media, so I will say that I came across it randomly, and did not know her. she seems like a beautiful young lady in all ways and I am deeply sorry for your loss. I wanted most of all to thank you for the candid way in which you wrote about her addiction. it is brave, and will help many. God bless you.

Posted by Karen Gagne - Auburn, ME   April 20, 2015

My heart goes out to all of her family and friends. I lost two son's thru oxycodone overdoses in 2013 exactly 8 weeks apart and I know the pain of addiction. My older son was 41 and doctors put him on that painkiller for a injury from the Marines. My younger son was 26 and was not addicted but was a weekend warrior. My older son had three boys so I wouldn't have put his reason of death in the paper. My younger son died first after his older brother gave him the pills, I didn't even think of putting the reason of his death in the paper but as an afterthought I wish I had. Even if it saved one person it would have been worth it. I am in awe and impressed by your actions of putting reason of death in obituary. Your daughter was a beautiful women both inside and out before this disease got a grip on her. God Bless all of you.

Posted by Lori Dato - Hazlet, NJ - aquaintance from facebook   April 20, 2015

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Posted by Robin Bayley - Old Orchard Beach, ME   April 20, 2015

I am so sorry for your loss.I lost my 23 yr.old grand daughter to heroin on Feb.27 of this year.She left a 10 month old daughter.Our hearts still ache and ache for you.Thoughts and prayers.

Posted by A friend   April 20, 2015

GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ................XXX JOAN PAULIN , VICTORIA AUSTRALIA

Posted by A friend   April 20, 2015

I didn't know Molly, but am saddened by your loss. I am very moved by the words you wrote~ sharing her story and her struggle. I commend your decision to bring her battle to light. I have worked on a detox unit and many lives have been lost to addiction. I used to wonder why they always covered it up by saying, "died unexpectedly" I thought truth would bring awareness, and awareness is much needed. I am sorry for your pain, your loss. Thank you for your honesty. RIP Molly~ you are free. <3>

Posted by Gemma Kerrigan - ME   April 20, 2015

I am a complete stranger but I wanted to say that I think you are so brave to share the cause of Molly's death in such a direct way. I hope that your courage can save others from this tragic end.

Posted by Jennifer M. - Lisbon Falls, ME   April 20, 2015

My condolences to friends and family.
Carol Barrette
Berlin, NH

Posted by A friend   April 20, 2015

So sorry to hear of your daughter's death. Know that she loved you and I am sure she knew her family loved her also. Addiction Is too difficult for many. Our prayers to you and your angel

Posted by A friend   April 20, 2015

I am truly sorry for the family's loss. May Molly now be at peace. Thank you for sharing her story and assiting in spreading the word on this crippling disease and epidemic.

Posted by Renee Zimmerman - York, PA - Another Addicts Mom   April 20, 2015

Addiction is such a horrible sad disease. Praying for her soul and your grieving. Hugs.

Posted by Sherry Garris - Scarborough, ME   April 20, 2015

Dear patty and Tom. I was shocked to hear of Molly's passing. I cannot even imagine the heartbreak and loss youust be going through. I remember holding beautiful Molly when she was a baby and again seeing her as a toddler. She was truly a beautiful girl. May her soul be at peace now. I will be praying for you and your family.

Posted by Sandra Bortz - Kennebunk, ME   April 20, 2015

My condolences to her friends and family. Such a tragic loss.

Posted by Patrick Moore - Charlottetown, PEI   April 20, 2015

I'm so very sorry for your loss I didn't know your beautiful daughter Molly,however she is a precious child of God I just know he brought her home to be with him. My heart breaks as week after week another parents child falls victim to this hideous drug and disease of addiction. My thoughts are with and your family at this time of saddness and loss.may God Bless You All.

Posted by Lola Estrada - Manchester, NH - none   April 20, 2015

Deepest sympathies to your family.

Posted by Kevin Roy - Lewiston, ME   April 20, 2015

Our hearts go out to you and your family.

Posted by Rock Martin - Saco, ME   April 20, 2015

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God Bless...

Posted by Karyn Cook - Windham, ME   April 20, 2015

Thank you for sharing Molly with the world.

Posted by Linda McDonnell - Dover, NH   April 20, 2015

May you finally be at peace Molly, the peace you were denied here on earth :( may your family remember the sparkle n cherish the good memories you made w them. My sincerest condolences xoxo

Posted by Chrisee Hitchcock Simpson - Manchester, NH - knew Molly thru my son   April 20, 2015

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May you fly high with the other angels Molly, rip

Posted by Michelle St.Hilaire - Old Orchard Beach, ME   April 20, 2015

I am so sorry for your loss. I pray your bravery in telling her story helps to save the precious lives of other young people fighting against this sad and gripping addiction. God Bless.

Posted by Amanda reichert - NH   April 20, 2015

We are so incredibly sorry for the loss of your daughter, granddaughter, sister, niece, friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Posted by Deb and Gene Foss - Berlin, NH   April 20, 2015

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May you fly with the other angels Molly, rip

Posted by Michelle St.Hilaire - Old Orchard Beach, ME   April 20, 2015



Our deepest sympathies to the Michaud and Parks Families. Thanks for sharing the reality that is any addiction. We're sure Molly's story will help many. Ross and Judy Paradis, Frenchville, Maine

Posted by A friend   April 20, 2015

I do not know you nor did i know Molly, but i know the disease. Thank you for "outing" it. It is courageous of you and shows how much work you have done as a family. I hope that you all find some peace.

Posted by Kathleen B - Portland, ME   April 20, 2015

So sorry for the loss of your daughter. You were brave and thoughtful to share her terrible struggle in order to save other lives. May Loving God wrap His tender and loving arms around you and your family during this incredible difficult time.

Posted by Rachel Beaudoin - Berlin, NH   April 20, 2015

I am truly sorry for your loss. I cannot imagine how difficult the journey leading to the tragic loss of your precious daughter must have been. I pray you find comfort that Molly is at peace. God bless you, you are in the prayers of many.
I thank you, too, for your honesty and concern for others. We need to have these open, truthful conversations. Heroin kills. One time is too many. I am so sorry.

Posted by JoAnn Beaudette - South Berwick, ME   April 20, 2015

Although I did not know your daughter I have to commend your strength for writing about her addiction openly in her obituary. The heroine epidemic has it's nasty grib on so MANY . I have watched families ripped apart, friends die and lives wasted from this evil drug. Thank you for sharing and shedding a little more light on this addiction. It truly breaks my heart . My thought & prayers are with your family & Molly.

Posted by Any Prout - Scarborough, ME   April 20, 2015

I applaud you for sharing the honest true about the needless death of dear Molly. We need to not keep secrets and share in hopes that another life will be saved.

Posted by Bonnie Linda Vlk - Ashland, NH - a Christian, caring lady   April 20, 2015

I commend you for saying exactly how your daughter passed. I lost my son 3 years ago from self medicating and depression. I too told the truth in his Obituary. I'm so sorry for your loss, I know your pain.

Posted by A friend   April 20, 2015

I couldn't say it any better than the responses so far.
With deepest sympathy and prayers to her family.
God Bless you all.

Posted by A friend   April 20, 2015

I am sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to Molly Park's friends and family. Thank you for sharing her struggles to hopefully help someone else that is going through the same. I wish for Molly's friends and family to have the strength to get through this tough time.

Posted by Karen - Berlin, NH   April 20, 2015

My sweet niece. I'll never forget you or our conversations across the sidewalk between the houses while your dad was feeding the birds. I'll miss your smile

Posted by Clinton Parks - Westbrook, ME   April 20, 2015

So very sorry to hear of the loss of your child. I could never imagine what you are all going through. God is with you through all of this.

Posted by A friend   April 20, 2015

It took much love and courage to write the obituary as you did. I am so sorry for your loss. May you find peace and comfort in the days ahead.

Posted by Beth Davidson - Waterville, ME   April 20, 2015

I only met Molly a few times but I remember her bright smile and her individuality. Thank you to this brave family for letting the world know how their loved one passed. This should not be shameful but treated with love, hope, help and compassion. My condolences go out to the entire Parks family and our OOB family. RIP

Posted by Marcia Fleury - Old Orchard Beach, ME   April 20, 2015

My deepest sympathy's to Molly's family and friends at this terrible time. Thank you also for being brave enough to share the story of Molly's struggle with addiction. It truly is an epidemic, an epidemic of hopelessness.

Posted by Britton Wolfe - Hiram, ME   April 20, 2015

So deeply sorry for your loss. I have a cherished family member who has battled drug addiction his entire life. We have tried everything to help him and have sought help ourselves. I am so sad about Molly and am grateful to you for your openness here in her obituary. Respectfully from Portland--Jenny Van West

Posted by Jennifer Van West - Portland, ME   April 20, 2015

Hello to the brave family who have lost Molly despite their struggles to help her through the incredible burdens of addiction and the eventual tragedy of death by overdose.
Molly, who I never knew, must have travelled through valleys of darkness and fear, yet she must have been eternally grateful having a family who truly tried and cared to help her with whatever they could do to direct her away from the scourge of opiate addiction.
Molly`s`s memory will stand as a monument far above any stone because her family found it in their hearts to print the truth, as a means to do their part against the terrible consequences of opiate addiction. By emphasizing the fact that this can happen to anyone, and the consequences can have deep ripple effects, a significant contribution to the war on heroin has been initiated by the Park family.
An "open obituary" in the case of young people dying in huge numbers, with frank statements about the cause of death when heroin, fentanyl, and other treacherous additives are involved will help enormously in the battle we need to fight .
So, condolences, yes. But way beyond condolences, the Park family deserves the thanks of our communities and our State-- and beyond.
They have done a wise service by electing to avoid hiding an open secret--one that they will be surprised to see carries a great public service which will be recorded in the responses that follow here.

Posted by Richard Dillihunt, MD - Portland, ME   April 20, 2015

Rita,Ray and your family, so sorry to hear about your loss, my prayers are with you and your family. God Bless

Jill Messier

Posted by A friend   April 20, 2015

I am so sorry for your loss. I'm praying for your family. Drugs are a horrible thing when they get ahold of a person. I pray your daughter is now at peace.
Hugs & prayers,

Posted by Julie - CT   April 20, 2015

Even though I do not know you or your daughter, my heart aches for your loss as this also happened in my family. There is an emptiness that never goes away. Thank you for your courage and honesty. This may just save someone's life. God bless you and your family.

Posted by Deborah Farrar - Bridgton, ME   April 20, 2015

I am so sorry for your loss.I applaud your bravery in sharing Molly's story.May it help others in their struggles.May God Bless you and support you during this difficult time.

Posted by Dawn Godan Strandburg    April 20, 2015

My deepest sympathy to all of Molly's family at this very difficult time in your lives. I remember Molly in Girl Scouts with my daughter, Lindsay and how they laughed and had a great time together. Hold on to the positive memories of Molly to help you through the grieving process. God bless all of you and may God hold you all deeply in his hands to endure your sadness and loss.

Posted by Sherry Jacques - Old Orchard Beach, ME   April 20, 2015

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I'm so sorry for your loss. Fly high with the angels beautiful.

Posted by nicole bron - Biddeford, ME   April 20, 2015

Patti & Casey so sorry for your lose! Words can not express my sadness! Much love and peace Monica Lovecky

Posted by Monica Lovecky - Orchard Beach, ME   April 20, 2015

I don't know you or Molly, but wanted to say THANK YOU for not being afraid to discuss addiction. I've dealt with this disease in my own family and until we are ready to not be afraid to discuss and share the struggle openly people will continue to be afraid of the stigmas. May Molly rest in peace and that your proud and happy memories get you through this difficult time.

Posted by Sheila C - Windham, ME   April 20, 2015

Tom,

I am very sorry for your loss. Please accept my deepest sympathy

Posted by Edward MacCarthy - South Portland, ME   April 20, 2015

RIP Molly.

Posted by jean jordan - Lee, MA   April 20, 2015

I will always remember Molly's beautiful smile and charismatic personality. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Posted by Erin Dupee - Old Orchard Beach, ME   April 20, 2015

I didn't know Molly or your family but I am so deeply saddened for your loss. She seemed like a vibrant, smart and beautiful young woman who was taken far too soon. Thank you for your courage in sharing her story in your time of grief in hopes that others can be spared this horrible tragedy. I am truly sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in cherished memories.

Posted by A friend   April 20, 2015

I am very sorry. Please accecpt my deepest sympathy.

Posted by Edward MacCarthy - South Portland, ME   April 20, 2015

My interactions with Molly ALWAYS ended with a smile and laughter, for that I thank her, may she Rest in Peace, her pain left in this world, Molly was mush loved here in OOB may her lesson be heard, may her love and laughter stay in the hearts of those who loved her, it will in mine. Mr P

Posted by Jimmy Pirrello - Ocean Park, ME   April 20, 2015

I kno your lookibg down and smiling. Watching over all off us. I love u to pieces. And save me a spot in heaven. I love u baby girl. Love always cousin Samantha

Posted by Samantha cushnie - west haven, CT   April 20, 2015

I am sorry for your loss. Thank you for your transparency. I did not know your daughter, but my children were read her obituary this morning. I pray that other lives will be saved by her story. Thank you.

Posted by L Lavoie - Bangor, ME   April 20, 2015

I can't imagine the heartbreak you are suffering. I commend you for your honesty about Molly's struggles with addition and can only hope it helps another fighting for their life.

Posted by Helen Twombly - Sebago, ME   April 20, 2015


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My hear breaks for you and yours. I've buried 3 siblings thanks to drug and alcohol abuse - one sister from cirrhosis at the age of 30 and a brother and sister from heroin OD's. We will never understand their choices. We can beat ourselves up over the wudda, shudda, cudda... Alice's favorite photo of herself, with half her face in shadow, speaks volumes now. It makes no sense and it never will. Hopefully, they are now at peace. May Molly find what she was looking for.
I know you don't know me, I'm so sorry for your loss of your daughter Molly. Remember she always loved her family, and now is a beautiful "ANGEL" and watching over you, she is no longer suffering her struggle to addiction. I am a mother of a 33 yr old son who suffers from this disease of addiction he was given a second chance by God I feel your pain. I know no words can bring Molly back I wish they could. I admire your bravery to speak out to the world with your story and sharing. may God bless you and comfort you in this time of grieving. Rest In Peace Molly A. Parks
From Patricia Green
Dear Sweet Molly you may be gone from this earth but you will never ever be forgotten...RIP
I'm sorry for your loss.
Molly as a baby

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i know how it feels to be an addict because i am one, and i also know how it feels to lose loved ones from drugs. at 21 years old i have already lost five great friends from herion. one just as recently as this georgous girl!! you think all this would be enough to make me stop..but i cant. people ask me why...but i cant even explain it myself. to molly parks & her beloved family i pray for you during these times. and thank you for this! people need not be ashamed...for this is killing off our generation.