Barbara remembering those worst years of her life said that during that time she used to jump at every call or every alert of her phone. She would get extremely nervous after hearing the knock on the door. And mostly at night after thinking for endless hours about her worst fear she would turn off her mobile in order to stop the worst fear of her life from becoming reality.
She said that for almost eight years she lived in a state of fright during which her son fought with the curses of drug addiction and mental disturbance. Remembering her son, she said that he was the most pleasant and sweet child ever as Daniel “painted, wrote poems and told his mother endlessly how much he loved her.”
She received a call from police station, after her son was missing for almost for a week. Barbara instantly called her husband for the support as she didn’t want to be alone while receiving the bad news. The call from the police proved to be her worst nightmare coming true.
Her beloved son was dead. Daniel was 32 when he died by drowning in Intracoastal Waterway, Florida.
This incident has changed her life forever. She suffered like those parents who have lost their kids due to the curse of drug addiction. During her speech at the special event of “The Addict’s Mom”, she paid tribute to Daniel and said that by losing her son to drug addiction she has received a life sentence. She doesn’t hope to find any sort of peace in her life ever again.
Barbara said, “It shocks me. It crushes me. It steals my soul. There are no breaks, no holidays, there is no solace here. And I spend every second wishing I had one more moment, one more day with my son before drugs.”
Barbara in order to pay tribute to her son’s suffering, she is making many efforts to raise awareness about how to prevent drug addiction and mental disturbance so she could save the lives of many other kids.