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Justin Dollard Memorial

Created by Adrianne Dollard

Justin was a very smart, very beautiful child. His struggle with drugs began when he was a teenager. I now truly believe that he had mental health issues and in those years we didn't go to psychiatrists as often as people do today. I feel that maybe he would not have been self-medicating had he found a psychiatrist that could have figured out what the problem was back then. That being said, he went to college and he got a degree in psychology. He loved music and he was an avid reader. He was a wonderful grandson. He loved helping people in all of the jobs that he had in the service industry. His last job was with Harlem Children's Zone as a caseworker. At that time, I believe that he started to sell drugs to support his habit and things just went downhill from there. We struggled for many years along with him with this horrible disease. He spent time in prison and came out with a very positive attitude, thinking he was going to be able to turn his life around but the reality is is when convicted of a felony nobody really wants to give you a chance. He had finally gotten a place of his own and seemed to be in a very good space and got a job at a dog daycare. He loved the job as he was very involved in animal rescue. My last conversation with him was on my way to Florida it was a wonderful conversation. He just wanted to make sure I got there safe and sound. Then for the next three days I couldn't reach him and we found out that he was gone. He died in his new apartment most likely celebrating his newfound happiness. I'm sure he thought he had bought heroin but the toxicology came back as pure Fentanyl. As any parent will tell you, the new normal is a nightmare, a nightmare of guilt, a nightmare of what-ifs, a nightmare of heartache. Rest in peace my beloved Son. No more struggles, no more sadness left for you. I miss your smile, I miss your laugh, I miss your amazing hugs.

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1. MLMaryEllen Lang
A most heartfelt tribute to your beautiful son, who left this life way too soon. Be forever at peace, Justin.
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2. DRDeborah Rose
In memory of your son. I'm sorry I never had the opportunity to meet your son.
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3. JMJill Meltzer
On Overdose awareness day in Memory of Justin.
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4. RCRobin Clark
A beautiful life cut drastically short leaving many sad and broken hearts . . .
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5. JMJennifer Morelli
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6. BSBarbara Strong
In memory of your beautiful son...
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7. JJanet Smalls and Art Salomon
In memory of Justin Dolllard
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8. JSJoyce Salimeno-Gitlin
Joyce and Mel Gitlin
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9. DDDeborah Dittert
Justin would be so happy to see how you are doing wonderful things to help others in his memory.
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10. LDLoretta Duarte
In loving memory of Justin Dollard
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11. GGloria
In memory of Justin...
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12. SSherri & Jim
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13. LKLori Karadontes
Love and prayers to all the families dealing with addiction. My heart breaks.<3
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14. JSJennifer Somers
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15. MSMindy Schwartz
Hoping and praying that all the awareness you and others have brought to light will make a difference . I never did get to meet him but only spoke to him here in Fl.
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16. SGSuzie Gold
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17. AOAnita Orsino
I'm sorry for your loss.
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18. RRon & Eileen Geysen
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19. MMelissa
I wish I had known Justin better, and I am so grateful to all of the people who did have the blessing of being close to him over the years. Your tributes help me see more clearly the polite young man who never failed to say hello, lovingly greet the dog and ask if I needed the dog walked, the grass cut, the snow shovelled, or, sometimes, a general, "If you need anything, Just ask." Justin I will always remember you as that kind and gentle soul.
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20. IGIrene Greenfield
In fond memory, Rest In Peace justin
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21. JOJoAnne Omar
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22. BBonnie and Gary smith
In memory of a beautiful son loved by his special parents
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23. JBJayne Benmosche
In memory of a beautiful and brilliant person who was unable to control his demons. May this fund assist those who also suffer from drug addiction to educate and make individuals aware of the consequences of substance abuse.
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24. DMDebra Morse
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25. LDLawrence Daley
Adrianne and Mike: Thank you for your extraordinary efforts in helping to expose this epidemic......Love you, Donna and Larry
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26. DMDanielle Mack
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27. SSusan & Steven Gottlieb
Wishing you Peace, sending Love...??????
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28. SSuzie and Larry Foss
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29. LLaura and Stan
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30. PGPhillip Gager
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31. FSFrancine Sinkoff
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32. S Andrea Steel
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33. EEllen and Stephen Tucker
In honor and memory of Justin
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34. JJan Bennett
Your dedication to the cause to stop this horrible addiction and prevent other parents from going through your nightmare is a testament to what wonderful people and parents you are! Love you
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35. Adrianne Dollard
In honor of our beloved Son.