“I just wanted to tell the truth and help other people.”
Kathleen Errico, who lives in Haverhill, Massachusetts, is refusing to let her daughter’s legacy end with heroin addiction.
Kathleen Errico and Kelsey Grace Endicott.
Kelsey Grace Endicott, Errico's daughter, was home for the weekend on Friday April 1 visiting her parents and her two-year-old son, Camden.
She had been living at HART House, a residential rehabilitation facility in Tewksbury, and was 10 months sober.
Before Errico went to bed, mom and daughter chatted a bit about Camden and Endicott's plans that evening. Endicott went downstairs to have a bowl of ice cream and watch TV before finally turning in, her nightly ritual.
But Errico awoke suddenly at around 3:45 a.m. with a strange feeling. When she heard the TV on full blast and saw Endicott slumped over in her bedroom, she knew immediately that her daughter had lost her decade-long battle with heroin addiction.
Kelsey Grace Endicott.
« I just wanted her to wake up, » she told BuzzFeed News. « I begged her to wake up and she just wouldn't. »