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Danielle McCarthy
Washington

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Georgia

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Georgia

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Washington

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New York

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Rhode Island

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New Mexico

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New Hampshire

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Florida

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Wisconsin

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California

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Alabama

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Rhode Island

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New York

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South Dakota

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Louisiana

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Ontario,Canada

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Colorado

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Michigan

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Alabama

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Florida

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New Mexico

Kelli Laine Lewis
South Carolina

Taylor Smith
Georgia


Danielle cherished family, friends and life. She had her whole life planned out; her husband, number of kids, two dogs and would be a dermatologist, a career where she could help others but have time for her family.
Christi had just enrolled in college. She just began taking First Baptist Church shuttles downtown every Thursday to befriend the homeless. Just chit chatting with them and letting them know they had a friend. In her journals, she was determined to turn her life around and she started by helping others. She volunteered often for the M.U.S.T. Ministries to help set up their clothing shop for the homeless and the children's center. She helped cooked their meals. She helped do their laundry. She wanted to go into a field helping others. She would have changed at least one person's life, for the better, when they thought there was no more hope. She didn't show up last Thursday. She died.
In the months before she was killed, 21-year-old Anke Furber had been acting scared and she seemed to know she was in danger. Several days after Furber's charred remains were discovered in a small vineyard in Norcross, Anke's mom, Ria, found a note in Anke's desk at home in Marietta. In it, Anke seemed to foreshadow her own death. She wrote, "My parents would surely grieve the loss of their wonderful daughter whose craziness would soon lead to her slaughter". Ria isnt sure exactly when the note was written, but believes it was written in a close time frame to the actual murder.
At 22 years old, Levi had goals and ambitions of being a business owner, a husband and a father. He loved his family and friends with everything in him and would do anything for you. His shyness and manners we're a shining attribute to who he was. Unfortunately, Levi befriended someone who for nearly three years took advantage of his kindness and when asked to leave his home, he killed him. If he would have just walked out the door as asked, Levi would still be here today. We'll never know all the wonderful things that Levi would have accomplished, but we know he was a "Friend" till the end.
Ephraim was 21 yrs old when he prematurely transitioned to the other side. He was a very warm hearted young man. And was always available to help friends and family. As his cousin Ben said about him: "You can lay a 1,000. on the table and know completely that Ephraim would have never taken it". He spent most of his days at Antique World in Clarence , NY which was owned and operated by his Uncle. That was my sons world. A world he will no longer be able to participate in. He is sorely missed by his family and friends.
Mark suffered a brain injury at the age of 19 the night of a high school prom. Mark died at the age of 25. Life was hard for Mark, he lived an aphasic life. Mark struggled to relearn his alphabet and to speak again. Neuro rehab, drug rehab, jails, institutions and death. Mark was disabled and a fighter all at the same time. College, heavy equipment operator, volunteering were all part of these six years. Mark loved kids and wished he had one. Due to the selfish reasoning of his so called friends, Mark will never be able to achieve his dreams that he fought so hard for. Mark's struggle is over !! PEACE..........
His friends describe him as a kind, warm hearted, full of energy, always smiling, and a very silly young man. They also said that whenever Sean walked into a room that he had the ability lighting up the room because he was full of life and energy! He loved his dad, his mom, and his sister very much. He had a very special bond with his great grandma Efford and his great aunt Charlene whom also up in heaven with him. A warm hug from Sean was just another way that he showed his affection to his family and friends
When Cayte was in the middle school she was on the track team, she was a cheerleader for the Nor-Roc Vikings, she was on a soccer team, and she loved attending the dances at the Sad Cafe. When she went to high school, all of those activities stopped. The sad reason was because she was too old. All the kids have, once they reach high school, are the woods and the homes of friends when the parents are at work. If she had activities to do after school when she went to high school, maybe this wouldn't have happened.
From her birth to her passing Katty touched so many lives. Not only did her family have the joy of watching her grow from a 6 pound baby girl to a beautiful young woman, but so many others did as well. The lives she touched are too many to fathom. Her beauty and grace preceded her where ever she went. Her heart was made of fine gold and she cared for others always before herself. She was not just special to all of us but to the Lord who saw fit to call her home at such a young age. Her mansion was ready! When we think of Katty now we all can be at peace because we know she is with her Lord, never to face this harsh world we live in day to day. She is with us always when we remember her smile, her touch, and her kind words. We all had the pleasure of being touched by an ANGEL!
We want our son's name to be Remembered and to bring hope and joy out of something that has been the darkest and heartbreaking days of our families life. JP was very out spoken and we have decided to be that way on this site and to be his voice about the drug companies and the public official's that sit back and do nothing. If we could save one person from what our family had to go Through and is still going Through, it would be all worth it We will not stop until the truth gets out. We want his memory to live on.
Time has gone by so quickly and it seems like we haven't seen your face in forever. Our hearts are broken, our tears flow so freely and our souls feel empty. Michael, you left us with so many happy memories but the memories can never take your place. We know you and your uncle Sam are saving a place for those who cherished you the most.
Two weeks before he died, Chuck called me on the phone. He was excited to tell me he was joining the National Guard. He had begun to think about being a History Teacher. He planned to attend school after basic training. He also mentioned a new girlfriend. He was pretty crazy about her but wanted to give things a little more time before making her "meet the parents". Still, we made plans to meet for lunch once July wound down. He thought we might all get together and told me not to worry, he had a job and would help pay the check. The first time I met the young lady he was so crazy about was as she cried herself senseless over his casket. She laid a broken heart chain and necklace across his hands. She wore the mating half around her slender neck. Her courage in court helped to solidify the deal that sent a drug dealer to prison. I hope she, and Chuck's other friends, make the right decision and swear off drug use so we may never see their faces on these pages.
Everyone ever touched by Miranda. This will be a tribute to the life she lived. She was the most remarkable and inspirational woman I have ever known. I was in awe of my own daughter. Even as her mother, her beauty took my breath away, and as she walked this earth from her crawling stages to adulthood her beauty from the inside amazed me. Miranda loved about every living thing and each friend she had she made her relationship with them special and unique.
Jamie was a very loving son, brother, grandson, nephew, boyfriend and friend.. Most importantly he was the best father anyone could have asked for.. Even though he was only 16 when he was taken away from us from his so called friend, he did everything for his daughter and mother of his daughter  that he had asked to marry him when he turns 18.. Jamie was the type of kid that would take his shirt off his back for anyone that needs it..  Jamie died on April 23, 2008.. If only his so called friend (29 yrs old), his mother and the other people at the home called 911 instead of waiting 3 hours, he would still be here with us today.. Jamie's dad passed away Nov 2005 and he had a hard time dealing with loosing his father and could not believe he was gone.. Well now Jamie is at home with his dad..Until we meet again... I am proud of you my son..Love you always and forever, Mommy
Kaylin Marie Mathews was born on a Tuesday March 1, 1988. Kaylin was my oldest child and my only daughter. She could play the piano, guitar, and drums and loved to sing. She had been "spinning records" the last few years and loved to mix music. She had been working as a d.j. at the time of her death and was very good. Kaylin was an only child for 71/2 years. She has one brother and one sister. She was a talented writer. She made jewelry and she could draw. There was nothing that my baby couldn't do, if she wanted to. Kaylin was left to die in a ravine on June 30, 2008. She was found on July 1, 2008. Her date of death is listed as a Tuesday July 1, 2008. She was 20 years old. I miss her every second of every day. The world lost an amazing talent and an amazing young woman. I lost a part of my heart.
R.J. was truly a blessing in our lives. He was the kind of son that most parents only dream of having. He always respected and obeyed his parents and never got in trouble. RJ was never in trouble in his life RJ always called home to let us know where he was and when he would be home. When he was missing and we couldn't reach him on his cell phone, we knew immediately something terrible was wrong. This is a nightmare that no parent should have to go through and we are living it. Our concern is not what we are going through, but what our son had to go through in his final moments of life.
William Michael Grandchamp better known as Billy, was born Nov 7,1979. HE was a only child. Billy had many friends. Billy often told his friends that his MOM was his best friend. Billy liked to collect sports attire like jerseys and sports caps.Everything he wore had to match. He was meticulous with his clothing, car, and home. Although, Billy had no children of his own he loved children. He told me his greatest wish was to find a good girl and settle down and have a family. That seemed to be very important to him. Even at a young age he had a gift with children. Billy's friends have always commented on how good he was with their children and how their children loved him. Billy was loved by so many people. He had over 800 friends and family members at his wake. Billy will be greatly missed by all his family and friends.
Chase lived life spontaneously with the freedom of a butterfly – a free spirit & soul – no one could hold him down, except his baby girl. She was his LIFE. There wasn’t anything he wouldn’t do for her, including getting clean. Chase was clean 1.5 yrs, after 6 months in residential rehab in New Orleans, continued with NA meetings, substance abuse group counseling, and sought out a Navy recruiter who told him all he would have to do to be eligible. He seemed to be on his way, until he fell off the wagon 12 days out of jail. Turning to heroin again to deal with stress was the mistake of his life. “Chase’s Story” is shared with you on his main page. Thanks for taking time to read it. Sincere and heartfelt thanks to the FDLFD Family for taking us under their wings. “They will sing me to them, and I will hear.” ~RIP Chase~4evrYng~1985-2009
Katelynn Lillian Porter, 16, of West Elgin, was killed in a car crash on Dunborough Rd. in Elgin County. “In loving memory of Katelynn Porter. 12/12/09. 9:40 p.m.” is written between two hearts on the roadside memorial, a makeshift cross. Porter was a student at West Elgin secondary school, where officials are trying to come to grips with the news of her death, especially so close to Christmas.
Tony passed away 10 days after his 16th birthday. He asked permission to spend the night at his friends and I told him yes. I told him" I love you" and he replied "I love you too Mom. Tony was the kid who wanted to make everyone laugh. He had such a wonderful sense of humor and a big heart. He would talk to his friends for hours trying to help them solve their problems. He was a loving big brother, and a wonderful son. He would help you with anything without even being asked. Tony was an extremely intelligent child. He was always placed in advanced classes. A week before he passed we received a letter from Columbine informing us that Tony was nominated to participate in their advanced English Program. He had a gift for writing stories.
She loved all things technical and mechanical with her older brother Ian and fashion and decorating days with her older sister Genevieve. She loved Gothic country art, the workings of the human body, video games, driving and her new tattoo machine. She loved swimming and surfing. She loved all things living and loved her dog Timpleton and her parrot Thermopolis. She had a strong heart and soul, was an independent and progressive thinker, open minded and a will power like no one else. Her favorite place to go was Barnes and Noble.
Vivianna Satterfield was 15 years old! Vivi was the type of young lady that put other people in front of herself. She would always say "Peace and Love".
Kelli Laine Lewis is my only daughter. Kelli died when she was 18 after attending a party hosted by 3 adults who offered a $5.00 entry fee to come and drink all you wanted. A pretty tempting offer for teens not old enough to buy alcohol.
Growing up – she had it all. She was smart and witty - she could come up with a jovial comeback in almost any conversation or situation. She wShe was smart and witty - she could come up with a jovial comeback in almost any conversation or situation. She was always photographing everything and always laughing. She had an infectious laugh, loud and squeaky, but incredibly endearing. Taylor was a huge fan of Tyler Perry’s Madea. She owned every play and knew every word to every gospel song in the plays. She would sing them at the top of her lungs to anyone that would listen. as always photographing everything and always laughing. She had an infectious laugh, loud and squeaky, but incredibly endearing.
He went out THE FIRST TIME to celebrate being "LEGAL" with a creep he considered a friend (even though we warned him this guy was not a true friend). My son did not drive so he was picked up about ten thirty. Even when it was obvious my son was having difficulties this creep brought him to his own house , which is 4 houses away for a few hours, and dropped him off here at home in the middle of the night WITHOUT KNOCKING OR CALLING OR WAKING US UP. We found Ben in his bed the next morning when we tried to wake him.

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State and Federal Drug Laws
Regarding Death or Serious Injury

 

Anyone who delivers a controlled substance and that person dies as a result will face the following:

It’s called:

1st Degree Murder

2nd Degree Murder

Reckless Homicide

Drug Induced Homicide

Drug Induced Death

Homicide by Controlled Substance

Controlled Substance Homicide

Criminally Negligent Homicide

You also may face Manslaughter 1 charges if you supplied that person and were present when that person died and you did nothing to save that person’s life.

 Manslaughter in the first degree.

(1) Criminal homicide constitutes manslaughter in the first degree when:

(a) It is committed recklessly under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life;

 

 

 

 

States

 

Felony Type

Classification

Penalties

Alaska

2nd Degree

Murder

Up to 99 Years

Alabama

Class A Felony

Murder

Life or Death

Arkansas

Class Y (Sch. 1)

Class B (Sch. 1,2,3)

Class C (Sch. 4, 5)

Murder

Murder

Murder

10 - 40 Years, Life

5 – 20 Years

3 – 10 Years

Arizona

Class 1 Felony

1st Degree Murder

Life or Death

California

Unknown

Unknown

20 Years to life

Colorado

Class 1 Felony

Under 18 (sold To)

1st Degree Murder

On School Grounds

Life or Death

Connecticut

Class A Felony

Murder

25 Years to Life

Delaware

Class B Felony

Unknown

6 to 25 Years

District of Columbia

Class A

1st Degree Murder

30 Years to Life

Florida

1st Degree

Murder

Life or Death

Georgia

Unknown

Murder

Life or Death

Guam

1st Degree

Murder

Life

Hawaii

UTL

UTL

UTL

Iowa

Unknown

Murder (Meth)

20 Years to Life

Idaho

UTL

UTL

UTL

Illinois

Class X

Drug Induced

Homicide

15 to 30 years

No more than 60

Indiana

Dealing in-cause

Murder

10 Years to Life

Kansas

1st Degree

Felony Murder

Life or Death

Kentucky

UTL

UTL

UTL

Louisiana

Unknown

2nd Degree Murder

Life

Massachusetts

Voluntary

Manslaughter

Up to 20 years

Maryland

UTL

UTL

UTL

Maine

Class B Felony

Unknown

10 Years

Michigan

Class A Felony

Unknown

Life

Minnesota

3rd Degree

Murder

No more than 25 Years

Missouri

UTL

UTL

UTL

Mississippi

UTL

UTL

UTL

Montana

Unknown

Negligent Homicide

Up to 20 Years

North Carolina

Class B2 Felony

Murder

Life

North Dakota

Class A Felony

Unknown

20 Years

Nebraska

Class IB Felony

Unknown

20 Years to Life

New Hampshire

Unknown

Dispensing Drugs That Result in Death

10 Years to Life

New Jersey

1st Degree Crime

Drug Induced Death

20 Years Max

New Mexico

UTL

UTL

UTL

Nevada

Category A Felony

Murder

Life or Death

New York

Class E

Criminally Negligent Homicide

4 Years

Ohio

UTL

UTL

UTL

Oklahoma

1st Degree

Murder

Life or Death

Oregon

Class A

Drug Induced Homicide

20 Years

Pennsylvania

3rd Degree

Murder

Min. 5 Years

Rhode Island

1st Degree

Murder

Life

South Carolina

Unknown

Unknown

20 Years to Life

South Dakota

2nd Degree-Class 4 Felony

Manslaughter

10 Years

Tennessee

2nd Degree

Murder

15 to 60 Years

Texas

Unknown

Murder

15 Years to life

Utah

UTL

UTL

UTL

Virginia

2nd Degree

Murder

5 to 40 years

Virgin Islands

Unknown

Drug Induced Death

Life

Vermont

UTL

UTL

UTL

Washington

Class B Felony

Controlled Substance homicide

Ten Years Max

Wisconsin

Class C Felony

Reckless Homicide

Up to 40 Years

West Virginia

1st Degree

Murder

Life

Wyoming

Unknown

Delivery to minor

Drug Induced Homicide

Not more than 20 Years

 

States listed as UTL (Unable to Locate) are states where we were unable to locate the statute. If no state statute is available then the crime will fall under Federal mandatory penalties and sentencing guidelines.

Federal guidelines & penalties exist in all states.

 

If someone knows the law in a state that we were unable to locate (UTL) please contact us and we will add it

 

 

Many States have prosecuted the person under the  “Len Bias Law” or in reference to the “Len Bias Law” that sold or gave Drugs to someone that died after ingesting the Drugs.

 

What is the "Len Bias Law"?'

The law attaches a first-degree reckless homicide charge to persons who supply others with controlled substances leading to death. Here is the actual statute:

940.02(2)

(2) Whoever causes the death of another human being under any of the following circumstances is guilty of a Class C felony:

940.02(2)(a)

(a)    By manufacture, distribution or delivery, in violation of s. 961.41, of a controlled substance included in schedule I or II under ch. 961, of a controlled substance analog of a controlled substance included in schedule I or II under ch. 961 or of ketamine or flunitrazepam, if another human being uses the controlled substance or controlled substance analog and dies as a result of that use.

 

 

From the DEA website

 

DEA Badge 

DEA Mission
Statement

DEA Badge 

The mission of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is to enforce the controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States and bring to the criminal and civil justice system of the United States, or any other competent jurisdiction, those organizations and principal members of organizations, involved in the growing, manufacture, or distribution of controlled substances appearing in or destined for illicit traffic in the United States; and to recommend and support non-enforcement programs aimed at reducing the availability of illicit controlled substances on the domestic and international markets.

Read the complete Mission Statement of the DEA at

http://www.usdoj.gov/dea/agency/mission.htm

 

 

Here are the Trafficking Penalties from the DEA website

 

Federal Drug Trafficking Penalties

Drug-Induced Deaths
If a person dies as the result of using a controlled substance, the person who distributes or dispenses the substance can be prosecuted for homicide.

 

Federal Drug Trafficking Penalties

CLASS II DRUGS AND I: LOWER AMOUNTS:

  • Methamphetamine (5- 499 g or 50- 499 g mixture)
  • Heroin (100- 999 g mixture)
  • Cocaine (500- 4,999 g mixture)
  • Cocaine Base (5- 49 g mixture)
  • PCP (10- 99 g or 100- 999 g mixture)
  • LSD (1- 19 g mixture)
  • Fentanyl (40- 399 g mixture)
  • Fentanyl Analogue (10- 99 g mixture)

First Offense -

    1. Not less than 5 years. Not more than 40 years.
    2. If death or serious injury, not less than 20 years. Not more than life.
    3. Fine of not more than $2 million individual; $5 million other than individual.

Second Offense -

    1. Not less than 10 years, not more than life.
    2. If death or serious injury, not less than life.

Fine of not more than $4 million individual; $10 million other than individual.

CLASS II DRUGS AND I: HIGHER AMOUNTS:

  • Methamphetamine (50 g or more or 499 g or more mixture)
  • Heroin (1 kg or more mixture)
  • Cocaine (5 kg or more mixture)
  • Cocaine Base (50 g or more mixture)
  • PCP (100 g or more or 1 kg or more mixture)
  • LSD (10 g or more mixture)
  • Fentanyl (400 g or more mixture)
  • Fentanyl Analogue (100 g or more mixture)

First Offense -

    1. Not less than 10 years. Not more than life.
    2. If death or serious injury, not less than 20 years. Not more than life.
    3. Fine of not more than $4 million individual; $10 million other than individual.

Second Offense -

    1. Not less than 20 years. Not more than life.
    2. If death or serious injury, not less than life.
    3. Fine of not more than $8 million individual; $20 million other than individual.

OTHER DRUGS: ANY QUANTITY
(not including marijuana, hashish or hashish oil)

First Offense -

  1. Not more than 20 years.
  2. If death or serious injury, not less than 20 years. Not more than life.
  3. Fine of $1 million individual; $5 million not individual.

Second Offense -

  1. Not more than 30 years.
  2. If death or serious injury, life.
  3. Fine of $2 million individual; $10 million not individual.

OTHER DRUGS CLASS III: ANY QUANTITY

First Offense -

  1. Not more than five years.
  2. Fine of not more than $250,000 individual; $1 million not individual.

Second Offense -

  1. Not more than 10 years.
  2. Fine of not more than $500,000 individual; $2 million not individual.

OTHER DRUGS CLASS IV: ANY QUANTITY

First Offense -

  1. Not more than three years.
  2. Fine of not more than $250,000 individual; $1 million not individual.

Second Offense -

  1. Not more than six years.
  2. Fine of not more than $500,000 individual; $2 million not individual.

OTHER DRUG CLASS V: ANY QUANTITY

First Offense -

  1. Not more than one year.
  2. Fine of not more than $100,000 individual; $250,000 not individual.

Second Offense -

  1. Not more than two years.
  2. Fine not more than $200,000 individual; $500,000 not individual

MARIJUANA: 1,000 KG OR MORE; OR 1,000 OR MORE PLANTS
(mixture containing detectable quantity)

First Offense -

  1. Not less than 10 years, not more than life.
  2. If death or serious injury, not less than 20 years. Not more than life.
  3. Fine of not more than $4 million individual; $10 million other than individual.

Second Offense -

  1. Not less than 20 years, not more than life.
  2. If death or serious injury, not less than life.
  3. Fine of not more than $8 million individual; $20 million other than individual.

MARIJUANA: 100 KG TO 1,000 KG; OR 100-999 PLANTS
(mixture containing detectable quantity)

First Offense -

  1. Not less than five years, not more than 40 years.
  2. If death or serious injury, not less than 20 years. Not more than life.
  3. Fine of not more than $2 million individual; $5 million other than individual.

Second Offense -

  1. Not less than 10 years, not more than life.
  2. If death or serious injury, not less than life.
  3. Fine of not more than $4 million individual; $10 million other than individual.

MARIJUANA

  • Marijuana (50 to 100 kg; or 50- 99 plants)
  • Hashish (10 kg or more)
  • Hashish Oil (1 kg or more)

First Offense -

    1. Not more than 20 years.
    2. If death or serious injury, not less than 20 years, not more than life.
    3. Fine of $1 million individual; $5 million other than individual.


Second Offense -

    1. Not more than 30 years.
    2. If death or serious injury, life.
    3. Fine of $2 million individual; $10 million other than individual.

MARIJUANA

  1. Marijuana (less than 50 kg)
  2. Hashish (less than 10 kg)
  3. Hashish Oil (Less than 1kg)

First Offense -

    1. Not more than five years.
    2. Fine of not more than $250,000 individual; $1 million other than individual.

Second Offense -

    1. Not more than 10 years.
Fine of $500,000 individual; $2 million other than individual.

 

These are the words written by Danielle McCarthy's Mom and Dad upon realizing the Unimaginable Death of  their Precious Daughter Danielle at the hands of those she was with that night.

 

In Loving Memory Of Danielle Dawn McCarthy

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Made by Danielle McCarthy's Parents

We Are the Broken

 We are the broken

Our lives have changed

Our children taken,

We're filled with pain.

 

We look to you

To show you care.

At first you support us

Then you're not there.

 

We see you out

You see us too

You avoid us

That hurts too.

 

What did we do

For you to leave?

Our children died

Now we grieve.

 

We put on masks

When you are near

We scream inside

But you don't hear.

 

You tell us, "Move on.

Get on with your life."

We simply nod

Your words piercing like a knife.

 

We long to say our child's name

The one you want unspoken

So you don't call because you're afraid

Of we, who are the broken.

 

By: Kim Lasater

Mother of Kaylin Mathews

Copyright 2009