Mom Shares Daughter's Final Moments to Show How Devastating Drug Abuse Is

A devastated mother who's daughter died due to a heroin overdose, posted an emotional and private photo to warn families of the danger.

Forty-nine-year-old Cheryl Towery posted the image of her 22-year-old daughter, Elaina, as she lay on life support, WJBK-TV reports.

The once-beautiful young 22-year-old, with a full life ahead of her, is shown unresponsive.  Moments later she would be taken off life support.


Elaina's last moments before being placed on life support were in the bathroom a Detroit Burger King around 5:30 p.m.

It was here that Elaina got a bad hit, with the heroin having been laced with fentanyl — a highly potent prescription drug.

For the next four days, Cheryl stood by her daughter at the hospital as she breathed her final breaths.



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