Oxycontin Snuffs Out A Young Life
Posted by Childress on October 13, 2006
The story in the Sarasota (FL) Herald Tribune seems all too routine:
Of course it’s not routine — anything but. It’s the death of a real person who has people who loved him … who still love him … who will forever miss him.
There’s no bringing Kai Hoeckel back. And there’s no foolproof manual telling us how to comfort his mother or make ourselves feel better or where to go from here.
And, [his mom Carroll] Swayze sees a lesson in her personal tragedy. “You have to see the good in every day,” she says. “Savor every moment. I don’t think people realize what they have.
A friend called from Virginia Beach the other night. ‘What do you want me to do?’ she asked. “I said, ‘Just go hug your son.'”
Good advice … and talk to your kid, too. Share this story with them.