To my little brother

Dec 29th, 2014 | By | Category: Bexar County, Families Speak Out, Inmate Stories

Tommy, my little brother…… was a shy, but friendly, outgoing person, filled with more love and kindness than anyone I have ever met.  Oh, how his smile was infectious and his laugh was always sincere and contagious! Tommy worked as an electrician for over 8 years, as well as helping out friends and family with anything they might need.  His daughter was 3 years old when he passed away—she has his smile and his personality and that keeps his memory alive.  He loved to be a big kid and play video games, build legos and puzzles with the little kids and with the big kids, he would play football, basketball, horseshoes.

Tommy was an amazing dad and uncle.

Tommy was also an addicted to opiates. He struggled for many years in and out of rehabs, from detox to 30-90 days programs.  In these programs he made many friends and his faith grew stronger.  As this story unfolds you will get to know him even more.

I am married with 3 children and work as a hairstylist. I am a very strong willed individual with passion that does not end.  I have been fighting for justice for my younger brother since he passed away in 2012 [in the Bexar County Jail].

This blog is going to tell my journey as well as my brothers. In starting this, I hope to  provide guidance, knowledge and awareness to those who may need help and to others that have judged or are unaware of the side our lives that no one hears—ahe pain and lack of compassion that my family had to endure throughout the past 2 years.

My heart is still broken and I know time heals the heart, so in telling my story I am hoping it helps the healing process and makes a difference. Here is my blog, fightfortommy

Tonie

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