A mother whose daughter died due to a heroin overdose has written a message to the woman’s drug dealer on her birthday.
Tina Louden lost her daughter, Ashley Shannon in 2013. Ashley was 24 and had been using drugs for nearly five years.
Louden took to Facebook, on what would’ve been Ashley’s 28th birthday, to express her grief over the tragedy in the hope of making dealers realize the dangers of selling drugs.
Louden took a photo of herself with the urn of Ashley’s ashes, and posted it to Facebook.
In the caption she wrote: ‘To my daughter’s drug dealer, this is how I spend my daughter’s birthday now … how do you live with yourself???’
‘That’s all I wanna kno (sic) … I don’t normally post pics like this but let’s make this go viral so all the drug dealers see what they are doing to our families.’
The post has since been shared over 250,000 times.
What about personal responsibility? Is it fair to put all the blame on the dealer?