Every year in the U.S. around 12,000 people die from heroin overdoses.
Thats around 32 people a day.
And though to me and you those numbers are probably just some sad meaningless statistics, those 32 people that died today, and yesterday, and all of the days before them theyre mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, and friends who just couldnt get away from the crippling addiction that is heroin.
This is just one of those moments as a father tells his son that his mother died last night after a fatal heroin overdose, reports the Daily Mail.
The video shows Mr. Brenden Bickerstaff-Clark sitting at a wooden picnic bench in Ohio with a friend and his young eight-year-old son, Cameron.
He holds his sons hand as he tells him how his mum died the night before. The son cant quite grasp just what has happened at first before eventually breaking down into tears as his dad tells him that it was drugs that killed her.