Lois Fridfinnson, Winnipeg Beach, MB
I am a mom to three adult children. My oldest son Keith, who never gave me a days problem and has 3 beautiful little girls ages 4, 2, and 7 months. They are my joy that keeps me going. Michael is my middle son who passed away from an overdose on May 1, 2010. Bricey is my baby girl who got involved in drugs with her brother. She suffered from many health condition including lung and kidney damage and endocarditis, a heart condition caused by using dirty needles or tainted drugs. She underwent heart surgery and had a pace maker inserted. How does a mom keep her head afloat when having to deal with this?? There really isn't a answer, so I just loved her as much as I could or as much as she let me, and soaked up every moment I had with her until the day she died. What a way to live a life, I would have never imagined this in a million years.
Son Michael Cecil Johnson, age 23, died from an overdose on May 1, 2010. Daughter Bricey, age 26, died on March 29, 2017 from multiple health complications resulting from her drug use.