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“They should understand the struggle of Delaney and our family. Most importantly, I want them to see who she was. This beautiful, vibrant girl. I want to break all misconceptions.” So says Bridget Farrell of her 23-year-old daughter’s tragic death from a heroin overdose and the heart-broken mom’s decision to share Delaney’s story of addiction this Wednesday in Washington, D.C. The post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) nurse at Geisinger Medical Center had the national spotlight shined on her family due to an agonizing poem Delaney had penned before her death. “When it was time to sit down and write her obituary, I decided to include it. Part of me was afraid of how we would be perceived. But it was so powerful I wanted the world to see it. This is what our kids are going through these days. It’s a very sad, tragic situation. If I can help other families to not go through what we went through, then this is what I have to do.” #GeisingerStories
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